Saturday, February 11, 2012
Good morning friends! I'm back today to share a shabby little card that I made for the Best Friend challenge over at Our Creative Corner. Our hostess with the mostess this week is again Sharon Wheet and she wants us to make a card for our best friend and include a flower, which can be hand made, store bought or stamped.
I was SO excited to get my hands on these shabbilicious designer papers from Pion Designs in Sweden. The papers I used here are from the From My Heart II 6x6" collection. And I am so excited to share with you that several different paper sets from Pion Designs will be available beginning Wednesday in my Etsy shop. I purchased 4 different Pion Designs collections for the Etsy shop.
Now, I will tell you I made a "mistake" on the card. It's missing a normal layer. I always put a layer of card stock between the base and the design layer. But unfortunately I cut the design layer paper just a tad too large and I had already stitched on the post card before I discovered it so I couldn't cut it down any more. So I stamped on the base layer and then offset the design layer to give it a little more dimesion, but it still looks a little flat to me.
The designer paper and the post card are both part of the paper set, as is the sentiment "To a dear friend". They are all scissor distressed and sponged with Creamy Caramel (retired SU) ink. I dyed lace from my Etsy shop in coffee and used it along the bottom edge of the post card. The darling little Venise lace heart is hand painted with a rosy shade of dye and the crinoline flower was dyed with Tattered Rose distress stain and cut with both the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals and Mini Tattered Florals dies, both of which will be back in stock in my shop on Wednesday.
The sentiment element was made with a piece of the white burlap I sell in the shop and the sentiment cut out of the paper pack. I gave it a shabby, tattered freehand cut. The tiny tribud appliques started out white and I hand painted them with Tattered Rose distress stain.
Oh, and I used my Viva Decor Pearl Pen to make the pearls on the mini clothes pin.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and for taking the time to read my post. I sincerely appreciate your comments. And I hope you will stop by Our Creative Corner to check out the wonderful samples by our fabulous design team!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!