I hope you’ve had a great weekend. On Saturday evening I went to a small social get-together with some of the ladies from the Church house group I belong to. We all contributed something to the food and drinks. We were amazed at how quickly the time went. For me, as the newest member in the group, it was a fabulous opportunity to get to know the group socially. All the ladies are lovely and have never made me feel like the “new one”!
Today’s card is the last in my Leftovers Challenge. It’s been a great challenge and I will certainly repeat it again sometime in the not too distant future. It’s also been great knowing that some of you have been “playing along” with me, too! I’m going to do another challenge and this week, it’s going to be masculine cards. Although I normally find these difficult cards to make, we have some great products available at the moment so I don’t think the chalenge will be too tough! Always the optimist! LOL!!
You may remember when I made a card using these Real Red poppies. At the time I pointed out that I’d used the wrong centre stamp for the larger poppies. I decided to go ahead and use these images because it’s not a huge mistake and I’m sure not everyone would notice if I didn’t point it out!I decided to make this as a Thank You card using two dies from the Well Written Framelits Dies THANKS and YOU. Fortunately I still have quite a stash of the Sizzix Multipurpose Adhesive sheets that have now retired. I added some Night Of Navy Cardstock (CS) to a strip of the adhesive sheet which was about 2″ x 5″.
It was quite easy to cut the “s” off THANKS and left the long curl on the tail of the “k”. After I had done that I ahered the two words in place. Next I embossed the Whisper White CS layer using the Subtle Dynamic Embossing folder. It didn’t make much of an impression on the THANK YOU, but it did provide a good background for the poppies.
I laid the three flowers and the two leaf sprigs in position, and started adhering each piece using Dimensionals, beginning with the leaves. When they were all in place, I experimented with tying a piece of Real Red Ribbon around the Whisper White CS layer – which I had adhered to a layer of Real Red CS – with a bow on the right hand side. As you can see, I decided it was a no! no!
As an alternative to the ribbon, I chose to use some Heart Epoxy Droplets (148583) page 178 in the Annual Catalogue. I positioned five around the THANK YOU, and I really like that the lines of the embossing can be seen through the hearts. Next I painted the flowers and leaves using my clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen. I’m not overly keen that the white spaces in red colouring goes pink when painted with Wink of Stella. So I took my time so I could avoid going over the white; I think my patience paid off! Then I decided to paint over the words with Wink of Stella as well. To finish my card, I added a layer of Whisper White CS to a layer of Real Red CS inside the card, but I didn’t do anything to decorate it. I wanted to leave the maximum amount of space to write a message. I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these seven Leftover Challenge cards as much as I’ve enjoyed making them!
That’s it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, happy crafting.
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