First, let's look at the card I made using Kazan's sketch. This one was easier for me, and I just love how it turned out. I could just see it being sent to a pre-teen or young teenager as an encouragement to be herself. What do you think???
I used a purple Bazzill cardstock, some gorgeous paper lace I got from One Hundred Wishes, alpha rub-ons called "Stitch in Time", and the patterned paper is from a '3 Birds' kit.
For the flower, I used the 5 middle sized dies (out of 7 total) from the Spellbinders Nestabilities small circles set. I alternated the patterns in size, putting plaid on bottom, dotted, plaid, dotted and ending with plaid. I misted them with water, scrunched and crinkled them up, and let them dry. Then I used a purple ink to ink the edges, stacked them, and topped them off with a yellow button with long embrodery floss threads for a little more texture.
Now for Laura's sketch, and this one had me going all week. I just couldn't find my inspiration, then this morning I took one last look and there it was, staring me in the face - it was perfect for a Joy Fold card. (You can find a tutorial HERE at Split Coast Stampers) I turned the card 180 degrees from the one in the tutorial to make it work right, but I love the result!
The base is a burlap textured Bazzill cardstock, and the patterned papers also came from the '3 Birds' kit, as did the photo anchor and two stickers. The brad is Basic Grey. I distressed the edges with a touch of brown ink to kind of warm it up a bit. The photo anchor actually is used to hold down the flap on the right hand side, as you can see in the next picture.
I used my Nestabilities dies to cut the circles, and added them to the left hand flap, togive a bit more interest.
Don't be afraid of the Joy Fold technique - it's really easy to follow Split Coast Stampers tutorials and you'll be a pro in no time.
Well, I want to thank you for visiting me today, and for the encouragements of my family and friends. Keep your fingers crossed for me, okay! Blessings, Becky