Yep, you guessed it, I finally made a card. It's been about 2 weeks since I've had one to post, so this really feels good for me right now! Especially since I'm loving the card I made for Caardvarks challenge this week to use monograms on a card. It's also a little tongue in cheek, since I'm really the queen of nothing, lol!
The challenge this week was to use a monogram on your card, and I chose to use my initials. My inspiration was the journaling tag from Teresa Collins Journal-it 'Tags and Diamonds' sheet. I loved the crown, so I trimmed the journaling tag and inked it with brown. The papers are from an old Wild Asparagus stack, the base cardstock is Bazzill.
I used chipboard that was brown, and wanted to give it a distressed look (just like me - distresssed, get it?) so I sanded it and inked it and used Queen's Gold embossing powder to heat emboss it. Once it was cool I inked it slightly with more brown ink, and it did come out looking distressed, believe you me!
Notice that I finally discovered the scallop stitch on my sewing machine? It only took me a couple of years to figure out that one! I also printed the 'greeting' onto cardstock on my printer and trimmed and inked it with brown ink. I'd had this gold ribbon for YEARS (I'm talking more than 5 because it came here with us from our old house) and finally had just the project to use it on.
And I'm just so proud of this flower I could POP! I used more of the Wild Asparagus papers, cut it into circles with my Spellbinders 'Nestabilities' Classic Circle dies and my Cuttlebug (love that bug!). After they were cut I misted them with water and crumpled them up and tried to shape them a bit. Once they had dried I inked the edges and added a big old coat button from my stash. Don't you love it???
Anyway, that's my card, and I think I'll give it to hubby, since he KNOWS I'm queen of nothing, and he'll get a kick out of it! Everyone have a great day, and I'll be back with something new real soon - in fact, I'm working on Daring Card Makers challenge right now! Have a great day, Becky