Hey Friends! What a rainy messy couple of days we've had here in Middle Tennessee. For some reason when it's rainy, I always want to be at home so I was super happy to get home from work, put on comfy clothes, and make a card! As soon as I got in on Tuesday, I fed the dogs and then went straight into the craft room. I realized after about 20 minutes that all 3 dogs had followed me in there. They don't like storms and there had been some lightning so I guess they wanted to stick close to their Momma! I think we have one more rainy day but at least my Hubby will be home with them tomorrow while I'm at work!
Since it's Wednesday, it's time for another Paper Craft Crew Challenge and this time we have a Tic-Tac-Toe for you!
For my card I decided to go straight down the middle column with Shimmer, Shabby Chic, and Flowers. I hope this was Shabby Chic enough. What do you think?
I used a retired Our Craft Lounge stamp set for the flowers called "Pretty Petals". I wanted to gold emboss my flowers and watercolor and that seemed to be the only flower set I had that I felt would work. Many of my floral sets are multi-layering sets that don't have the outline portion of the flower. Note to self.. I need more flower stamp sets!!! I started with an 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" SU Soft Suede Cardstock base that was scored at 4 1/4". The top layer is a piece of Whisper White that measured 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" to completely cover the Soft Suede base. I sponged the edges with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I added some splatters of gold and black Fun Stamper's Journey Silks. I made a nest of some Gold Metallic thread in the middle, adhered with SU Dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped in Stampin' Up! Early Espresso Ink and is from the Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams stamp set. I just love the font of the sentiments in that set! After embossing the flowers and leaves in gold on Watercolor Paper, I watercolored them with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I fussy cut everything out and used my bone folder to give them some dimension. The flowers and leaves were adhered to the card front over the gold metallic thread with a combination of multipurpose glue, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals and Foam tape. I added some Pretty Pink Posh Gold sequins because all cards need sequins. LOL
To finish this one out I added some sparkle with some Clear Wink of Stella! This card is for my Mom for her 83rd birthday! I hope she loves it as much as I do!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings, Tina