This is my last week as a Guest Designer over at Cupake and what fun I've had!!! Thank you so much for inviting me to design for the month, it has kept me thinking crafty even though it's summer holiday time around here! Although I had to think the hardest about this last challenge, I think this is my favorite of the four I did. This week's challenge is Shabby + bling.
I started out the year "ahead of the game" with my Christmas cards, but am now finding myself behind with only thirty-something made, so decided I had better step it up and get some more done. This one was a start and I think I'll make a few in similar style.
My favorite part about this card is that I finally got around to playing with Tim Holtz' tissue tape. I found this fab tutorial last weekend and just had to try making a flower! I finished it off with a vintage button - one from a collection I picked up a few months ago in an antique/thrift shoppe on a trip across the boarder.
Here is a close-up of my flower - you do need to pull out the glue gun to make it all stay together, but it is well worth the effort and fun too! Now you can see my bling a little better in this shot. We had absolutely no sun the day I was photographing this one, urgh!
The image is from CTMH's Childhood Portrait D1373. This is one of my all-time favourite CTMH sets and I'm thrilled that it made it into the Fall/Winter Catalogue! The image is stamped on "adhesive-backed twill," a fun product that CTMH offered a few years back and I didn't get around to using. What a shame!
The ribbon I used was re-purposed and seemed to work well on here. Luckily I think I have enough left to make one more bow!
Now, it just so happens that the challenge this week at Christmas Card Challenges is Plaid - so I am going to share my card over there - I planned to play along either way this week, but the fact that the bonus challenge fit perfectly was simply a happy coincidence!
I am also sharing over at The Ribbon Carousel since Sparkle has challenged everyone to use buttons.
I do hope you have a great start to your week! I think I shall march myself into the medical clinic as what seemed to be "allergies" for awhile now is looking more like a sinus infection, yuck!!!
What I used:
stamps: CTMH Childhood Portrait D1373, Vintage Post Card D1207, Postcard stamp from Inkadinkado
embellies: Tim Holtz' Tidings tissue tape, vintage button, Prima bling, re-purposed ribbon
papers: CTMH cranberry, Basic Grey Jovial