Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Fun with New Goodies

As you may know, my mom is perhaps more of a crafter than I am, and thanks to her local craft shop, Scraps of Love, we get our hands on some incredible products. For example, this gorgeous Authentique paper, "Majesty," from their Splendid collection. I actually grabbed it for the striped side, but I realized that I could cut out the center of one of the florals to make a shaker card. Mom also hooked me up with two jars of Martha Stewart glass microbeads, so I tried my hand at gluing them onto a scalloped border. I need to perfect the technique, but I really like the effect. In the past, I've only used microbeads for shaker cards; which I did again (see photo on right).


The sentiment is from the Rosy Wishes set by Crafty Secrets/Clear Art Stamps, and reads, "May all that's good and true / Cheer you this joyous day, / And the rosy leaves of happiness / Be strewn upon your way." This is my first time using it, but I'm thinking I'll be using it often! I stamped it in Spanish Olive VersaMagic chalk ink. I cut some butterflies with Stampin Up's Beautiful Wings Embosslit, featuring the striped side of the paper.

I'm thinking I'll have to make more of this card!

Inspiration/Challenges:
Paper Shelter Challenge #96: Anything goes
Scrappy Frogs: Try Something New (This is my first time using microbeads as an embellishment. So fun!)
WordArt Wednesdays #64: Anything goes (2nd entry)

Thank you for visiting,

2 comments:

Karen Letchworth said...

This is just gorgeous, CG. I love the way you've made a window for the sentiment to be seen. Very creative and beautiful. Thank you for stopping by again to share your talents with us. Your cards are such a treat to see!
Have a blessed week, and please do come back soon.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Eileen said...

What a great idea to use with that paper, it works so well.
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter for our 'Anything Goes' challenge and good luck
Eileen x