Happy Wednesday night. Happy Hump Day!
I found a new challenge site with the cutest name.... Littleredwagon. The challenge? Use beads! Well...mmmm... once I read that, I was hooked. I mean, you know I can't resist my pearl beads! So this card is for the bead challenge. Pop along and check out the site - they have great inspirations not only for cards, but also for scrapping pages.
This card is for Trish. It was her birthday yesterday. Happy Belated Birthday, Trish. Your little box of goodies should arrive tomorrow. They aren't in pretty little blue boxes though - USPS prefers brown boxes. Mind you... it is an SU box and, for me these days, that's even more exciting than little blue boxes with white ribbon from a famous jewelry store :-)
- Card stock: Whisper White
- Inks: Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze
- Accessories: Silver elastic cord, brass embossing template (non SU), sponge daubers, half pearls, Iridescent Ice embossing powder
- Tools: scoring pad, stampin dimensionals, paper snips, heat gun
- I used the embossing folder and three shades of blue ink to create the little boxes. I used my sponge daubers to apply the layers of ink to get three slightly different shades of the same color combination
- I let the ink dry and then used my Versamark pad and dabbed all over the boxes. I then applied Iridescent Ice embossing powder and heat set.
- I snipped around the individual boxes
- The middle box is adhered using snail
- the left and right boxes are adhered using dimensionals. This gives depth to the parcels.
- I scored two lines underneath the boxes
- I stamped the sentiment in Pacifc Point and then wrapped a piece of the silver elastic cord around the card
Voila.... quick and easy and clean and simple. Another card that has visual interest and looks much more than it cost to put together.
To add interest to the envelope, you could also use the embossing tool and some ink to create a little box in the bottom corner of the stamp - or on the back flap.
You could also emboss the boxes prior to coloring them for added dimension.
On a personal note: It finally stopped raining today, so I managed to get out and have a quick lunch on the deck. Oh yes. It was fabulous. We also saw our first little fawn today. She was gamboling around the garden after her mother.... who was never out of sight for more than a couple of seconds. The baby rabbit was also out - he's a tiny little thing, but is very brave. He was also eating some of the garden greens ....you know... the things that most people spray because they are weeds but actually make great salads! :-)
Don't forget the new catty is just a couple of weeks away. I already have my order ready to put in on July 1. I really can't wait. Tomorrow's card is another sneak peek for you. If features one of my favorite color combos - Cajun Craze and Old Olive. I hope you will join me tomorrow.
As always, thank you for spending time in my little area of the stamping blogosphere. Your visits, and your support, mean a great deal to me.
Please keep Germaine and Trish in your prayers. Happy Birthday, again Trish.
Hugs - and smiles to everyone