First up, I took a few minutes this morning to make a new board to use for taking pictures of my projects. I had a bit (20" x 20") of 1/2 inch thick foam core board, and a very badly cut-up chenille bedspread I bought several years ago at Big Lots for next to nothing, so I decided to make a wintery-warm chenille board! I simply cut the fabric to fit and used my handy-dandy electric stapler to fasten it on the back. You can see it in the next pic - my entry for this week's 2 Sketches 4 You sketch from Laura.
Note: I apologize for the pictures - they say rain is on it's way, and there's no sunshine to be found outside, so I had to use my poor indoor lighting. But, the card shines on it's own merit!
It's surely a good thing that the sketches on 2S4Y are simply for inspiration, and they encourage you to do your own take on it, because once I got started, this card took on a life of it's own! It's amazing how quickly this card came together once I'd found what I wanted to use for the central theme - the journaling tag, bird rub-on and Heidi Swapp stamp.
Here are a few more pictures for sharing.
Bits and Pieces:
- Bazzill Cardstock
- Jenni Bowlin Studio 'red wallpaper' paper and bird on flowered limb rub-on
- Heidi Swapp 'thank you' stamp with black ink and Ranger black embossing powder
- Diamond Stickles
- black, white and red felt, and gingham from my craft stash
- straight pin with freshwater pearl head free from One Hundred Wishes - it came on some ribbon I ordered!
- journaling tag - from website - Mirabyl - you can find it in my list of sources to the left.
- adhesives - adhesive squares from Dollar General, foam squares, Fabri-Tac
- Cuttlebug with Nestabilities 'Classic Circle Small' for felt circles
- scissors, Carl Rotary cutter with straight, Colonial and Squiggle blades
- heat embossing tool
- 1/4 inch hole punch (for gingham bows on right hand side)
- wood clothespins to hold on felt and fabric while the glue dried - I just love clothespins!
This is one my favorite ever cards, and I hope you enjoy it, too! I hope to get at least one more done today, so I'm off to my crafting table, with my little girlies gnawing on their rawhide bones on the blanket beside my feet. A great day for playing! Blessings y'all! Becky