This card took me 4-eva! to finish (about 2 hours) but I so love how it turned out. I really like how bright and cheery it is. It started out as a project for Papercrafts August gallery challenge which was to use buttons, brads and ribbons. Basics we all turn to. I didn't use any brads for this project but pulled out almost all of my go-to items. All but brads and glitter. I used felt, ribbon, dies, patterned paper, twine and vintage inks. Fun fun! I just realized this probably works for my Papertrey Peeps #13 challenge. We were to use Mary Engelbreit as our inspiration.
For the leaf vine I stamped a PTI Turning a New Leaf image onto the Simply Chartreuse felt and then cut it out closely. I glued it onto the patterned paper using Zip Dry glue (face down so you wouldn't see the inked section though it looked pretty good - very lightly colored). The felt was very easy to manipulate and didn't need to stay in the same shape as the stamped image. I sewed the buttons onto the felt flowers and ribbon label at the same time.
Hope you enjoy this project!
Supplies: all PTI unless noted
Cardstock: Vintage cream Patterned Paper: Green Leaves, Library Ledger and Raspberry Fizz Dies: Beautiful Blooms and Spellbinders fancy labels Ink: Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores & Vintage Tea Dye Duo Felt: Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse and Cream Ribbon: Vintage Cream Satin Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II, Turning a New Leaf and Mega Mixed Messages extras: Dark Chocolate Baker's twine and tag (office section at Wallyworld)
I have been married to my best friend, James for over 20 years. I feel so entirely blessed to be his wife and the mother of his children. We have two wonderfully sweet boys. They are growing so fast and keep us on our toes. I love to scrapbook, stamp cards and gifts, cook and bake. I really like to pamper my guys. And I would love to some day live a sustainable life style on our own homestead. Cows, chickens, goats, OH MY. A garden with tomatoes, potatoes, and peppers and more. Oh, the dreams I have...
For now, I enjoy crafting my "art" out and reading aloud to all three guys. I so enjoy spending time with my family.