I was checking e-mail today, and usually there's an advertisement along the sidebar. Often, it's an ad for Stampin' Up!®, and today there was the cutest design on the ad. I thought, "Wow! Is that going to be a new stamp? Or a new embossing folder or texture plate? Or maybe designer paper!" Then I looked at the whole page and it was an ad for some kind of pill that cleans out your arteries. Well, not quite paper crafting. It would make a cute design, though.
I absolutely love the seam binding we've had in the mini catalogs since September. It ties really well, and it's so easy to work with. I've been wanting to gather it to make it ruffly, and I had just enough Rose Red left today to do this card.
Stamp Set: Love and Care; Ink: Sahara Sand, Perfect Plum, Rose Red classic; Watercolor Wonder crayons – Subtles; Paper: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla card stock; Other: Curly Label punch, Decorative Label punch, paper daisies, Big Shot, Elegant Lines embossing folder, Gold Glow smooch spritz, basic pearls, Rose Red seamp binding, stampin' dimensionals, sticky strip, brad, brayer, heat tool
All you do is find one thread in the center of the end of the piece and pull. It gathers really nicely. (Here's a little tip: Either wait to cut until after you finish or, if you cut first, put tape or a knot in the other end so the thread doesn't pull out and ruin your ruffle.)
This was fun. I inked the Elegant Lines embossing folder with Sahara Sand, and then embossed Very Vanilla card stock. To dye the flowers, I spritzed them with water, then dunked them in an ink pad. To even out the color, I used a Watercolor Wonder crayon. Then I used the heat tool to dry them and spritzed with Gold Glow smooch spritz. To hold the two flowers together, I used a retired brad (from the pretties kit) and then popped a pearl on top.
Today was the most gorgeous day! It was sunny and warm, and as grateful as I am for the rain we've had, I think we're all ready for a break. The ground needs to soak it up a bit before we get more.
Thanks for stopping in! Have a wonderful weekend.
Edited later – I just remembered the whole purpose of this card was to show you my pretty butterflies I made with magazine papers and crystal effects. Guess I'll have to do another one tomorrow!