It has been a few weeks since I posted my last card.
I am currently off any design teams, which is very nice not to have the pressure when life is crazy. It is bad because I lack motivation to post anything especially when life is crazy. Which these days, seems to be pretty much always. I actually have a few cards made, but just have not been up to posting. I always say I will do better.
Anyway, wish I could say I have something totally different for you to see, but I got into using these fun bright papers. My friend I made this for has a French Country, Shabby Chic, Bohemian Retro style in her home. Sounds very busy, but it looks awesome! So this card seemed to be perfect for her. It is very much like the little Thank You card from the last post. I used to buy 12 x 12 paper packs to get the most out of my buck, but these days I love the smaller paper packs. DCWV has a bunch of the 4x6 stacks which are nice but don't fit perfectly on a 6x6 card. So that is where quilting has come in handy. This sheet was perfect because it had all the patterned squares I only had to sew them! This will be the last of these papers for a little while anyway!
When I made this I knew I had those retro looking centers, but for the life of me could not find them. I searched EVERYWHERE! Then when the card was finished and photographed I found them, so I switched it out, but I think I like the silver flower better.
Always need some pearls! Used up the last of my teal pearls. They used to come in some fantastic colors!
Double bow with silver brad
Love this stitching!
I did not intend for the sentiment to be so large!
Cardstock: Coordinations & Bazzill
Designer Paper: DCWV Mediterranean Cafe'
Pearls & Flourish: Recollections
Die Cuts: Fleur De Lis Accents, Fancy Tags 3, and Labels 8
Silver Brad: Paper Studio- Retro Center: Recollections
Ribbon: Recycled Off A Gift: Sequin Ribbon From Hobby Lobby
Challenges I would like to enter this card in:
Amusing Challenges - No Digi - Die Cuts
Catered Crop - Ribbon
Gingerloft - Spring
Delightful Challenges - Spring colors
One Stitch At A Time - Reuse or Recycle (Ribbon)
Scrapper`s Delights Paper Crafts - "Bling It Up!"
Little Darlings Challenges - Pearls
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Catch The Bug - March Anything Goes
Scrapalicious - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything made with paper goes
Our Creative Corner - Making Melody (Coat Of Many Colors- Dolly Parton)
Inspire Me Fridays - Link Up Party
Paper Play - Something old, something new (Sequined Ribbon- Old- Metal Brad New)
Cooking It Up With Katie - Favorite things (Pearls, Ribbon, Diecuts. Stitching)
The Perfect Sentiment - Must have sentiment on front -diecut
Top Tip Tuesday - Stitches Real Or Faux
*TIP*-When using 4x6 paper pads on a 6x6 card you can pieces patterns with stitching and no one will know it was a small sheet of paper