Ever have one of those moments where you're so happy you don't know whether to laugh, cry or scream? I had one of those today. I took an early lunch at work and checked Nichole Heady's blog. I check it every day, but this day was different because MY card was on there staring back at me! In the end I laughed and then cried a little. I made honorable mention with this card for the April Guest Star Stamper category of Best Use of Patterned Paper. Pretty darn cool. You may remember this design - I used it before on my Prima wreath card. I received so many compliments on it that I had to try it again.
Today's version began with a base of Papertrey (PTI) white. I distressed the edges of the spring moss layer and ran the sweet blush layer through my Big Kick with the swiss dot Cuttlebug embossing folder. The wreath took a bit of effort. I cut out the leaves from both the 12x12 and the 6x6 designer papers and used a glue pen to assemble them into a wreath shape. Next I gently sponged a little spring moss ink on the wreath so that it added some visual weight and dimension. The flowers were cut from the 12x12 paper and a tiny pearl bead was glued to the center of each. I used foam dots to adhere the wreath to the card so that it would 'pop' a bit. The tag was stamped onto PTI white using the Boxes Bags and Tags set (spring moss and berry sorbet inks) and then cut out. I layered two flowers and a pearl bead for accent on the tag (it needed something!). Next I wrapped the sweet blush layer in berry sorbet satin ribbon and layered a strip from the 6x6 patterned paper collection over it. The final step was to thread some white embroidery floss through the tag and also use a foam dot to adhere it to the card.
Thanks for stopping by. Until next time...M
Ink: PTI spring moss, berry sorbet
Cardstock: PTI white, spring moss, sweet blush, PTI Pink Patterns papers
Stamps: PTI Boxes Bags and Tags
Other: swiss dot Cuttlebug embossing folder, pearl beads (via Ellen Hutson, LLC), PTI berry sorbet ribbon, embroidery floss, SU distressing tool, Quickie glue pen, foam dimensionals