WooHoo! It's Friday, it's officially after work hours, AND it's a three day weekend! Can you tell I'm just a little excited? ;o)
I wanted to drop in and share a quick card that I made for the last Paper Crafts call. It didn't get picked up (nor did the other 9) so that means I can share them here with you. Yea! I've come to the conclusion that PC hates me. Just kidding, it's all good. I like being able to share my creations with you right away anyway, so here goes.
I paired the MME "Quite Contrary" patterned papers with some Kraft cardstock. Yes, I am still loving this stuff, I swear, I may just use every last bit and scrap of that paper! For the border above the paper panel I used the bee trail image from The Birds & The Bees. You can stamp it end over end to create a long border if you just overlap the last 3 or so dots. If you look closely you can see where where they overlap in the pic.
For the sentiment I used an old alphabet set I've had for ages, I don't have the packaging anymore and can't remember who makes it. I wouldn't recommend it anyway, as it is an acrylic stamp set and I had to rub it with an eraser & stamp it in Versamark before inking it to get it to stamp clearly. Definitely not photopolymer! but it is what I had on hand. Note to self: buy or design an alpha set. I finished the sentiment by writing "for always being there" on a piece of rustic cream cardstock.
For the flower embellie, I used one the crocheted flowers I made awhile ago and layered it on a piece of scalloped brown felt and topped it with a button.
I am so looking forward to this long weekend. I got Practicing Creativity's Barefoot Summer set in the mail today and can't wait to ink it up. Hopefully, I will get some time to craft between all of the 4th of July festivities. How about you? Any big plans?
Stamps: The Birds & The Bees (Wplus9); Alphabet (unknown)
Ink: Dark Brown fluid chalk ink (Colorbox); Soft Suede Stampin' Write marker (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Kraft cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Rustic Cream cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Quite Contrary patterned paper (My Mind's Eye)
Fibers: crochet thread (Royale); button (extra from clothing)
Tools: Scallop border punch (Stampin' Up!); Big Shot (Sizzix)