Last weekend seemed to fly by, but it was relaxing and nice (even though it was unusually quiet for our Thanksgiving). I hope you enjoyed your holiday too and aren't having too much trouble getting back into the swing of things this week. It's so hard to believe that Christmas is just about three weeks away...23 days from now to be exact! Eek!! Up until a few days ago I thought I was doing so well with having most of my shopping done a couple weeks ago, but with all the handmade items I have planned, I'm starting to panic a little. So here I sit at the computer -lol!
You guys were all so kind and patient with my last several posts (thank you!), I think I'll spare you the monologue this time and make it a quick post and hopefully painless for you. ;)
This card is really sparkly and pretty in person, though I'm not sure the camera captured it very well. There was very little stamping on this card, but it was still fun and fairly quick (even for me -lol). I started with some designer papers by My Mind's Eye, gave it a homemade feel with some stitching, added a funky flower and a simple sentiment, spiced it up with some Star Dust Stickles (my favorite), and topped it off some Swarovski bling and a little touch of ribbon. ;)
The flower was experimental on my part, but I eventually liked the way it turned out. ;) I made it by first punching three scallop circles (two in one of the designer papers and one in a coordinating cardstock). Next I took my scissors and snipped between each 'petal' on all three scalloped circles and then tore off every other petal from two of the 'flowers.' I then used the Boho Blossoms punch and punched one of those flowers out of the same designer paper as the snipped (but not torn) scallop circle flower. And for the very center, I punched a small circle out of the coordinating cardstock. I layered them all, curling some of the petals, adding glitter to only one of the torn flowers, and added a button on top (I'm really getting into buttons these days, but I'm having a hard time figuring out how to best store them all...by color group or season, by individual colors, by manufacturer, etc. -- got any suggestions?).
And here's the inside of the card: Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!
Economy Boosters (just doin' my part -lol!):
Cardstock: White Daisy, Smokey Plum (CTMH); Pattern Paper: Wild Asparagus Dots, Lace Magnolias from "Pretty Little Girl" collection (My Mind's Eye); Stamps: Trees, Birds, & Messages (Hero Arts); Ink: Petal, (ret.) Orchid Bouquet, White Daisy (CTMH); Other: VersaMark (Tsukineko), Prisma Glitter, button, sponges (CTMH), Threading Water punch (Fiskars), 1/2", 3/4" circle punches, scallop punch, Boho Blossoms punch (SU!), embroidery floss (DMC), bling (Swarovski), sewing machine, thread, foam mounting tape, staple