Hi everyone, here we are in a new week of January. The sun is out, the grass is mown and I even did a bit of gardening on the weekend. A great start.
The card I am sharing with you today I made for two challenges. It is for the Unstampabelles midway inspiration post. Such a great challenge it is all about New Beginnings so your options are huge (New Year, New Baby, New Home, Wedding, Retirement, etc) and the only thing you have to remember is no stamps. I chose to do a wedding card as it is a 'New Beginning' for the married couple. The next reason for the card was the Craftmad swap for January (gallery here) and we are using a Tic Tac Toe board. I chose Glitter, Flowers and Brads.
Next I spied the felt flower border that I have had in my stash for years. I have never known how to use it and thought I just had to make that my starting point and let the card grow from there. The card base is Stampin Up (SU) River Rock, a layer of the SU glitter paper then I added the felt border. Now this was no easy feat and it did involve me cursing and talking to myself - luckily there were no witnesses. :--) I was pealing the backing paper from the felt and I managed to stretch the felt and tool I was using to assist me got stuck on the adhesive so used my fingers to remove the tool, then my fingers were stuck, not nice at all. So that piece went in the bin and luckily I had a second piece which I just attached to the glitter paper with Dimensional Magic and without removing the backing. I think the stickiness had been affected by it's age. :-) Next I attached these lovely paper flowers and some pearl bling. The two larger flowers have the bling brads for the centres. The sentiment is computer generated.
I have run out of plain white envelopes which means I got to put my new favourite crafting item to use. My envelope punch board….I so love this gadget, so quick and easy. I am not a scrap booker and somewhere in my tracks I collected this lovely wedding scrap paper. It was nice to put it to good use as an envelope. I am glad I could create the envelope so that 'I do' appears on the opening flap.
So come on over to Unstampabelles and join in the 'New Beginnings' fun. Check out the 'New' Design Team members creations too.
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