Saturday, June 28, 2014

Thanks So Much!

Good morning friends!! I hope you're having a great summer!! We are enjoying our first week of no school...and we had all sorts of excitement! Basketball camps, a small wrist fracture(1st day of bb camp!), 6 week old Graham, sprinklers, bubbles, bikes, otter pops...happy to say summer is in full swing!! It felt really good to take a few mommy minutes and get a hold of some paper and
pretty things!!
I am happy to be playing along with the girls over on Retro Sketches today! Arielle has a great sketch for you this week, sketch 121!
Here is the sketch:
And here is my card!

 I did something really fun on this card...and the photo doesn't do it justice! I used a large paper doily for my "card front." I laid down a bunch of adhesive on my soft stone cardbase, (I didn't want to add adhesive to the doily, too fragile and didn't want to tear it, and I wanted it to adhere really well! )then laid the paper doily down and trimmed off the excess. I had a bit of adhesive coming through the doily, but it is stuck down well!;) SO, I cut a piece of window sheet (aka, transparency!) the size of my card front and just slapped it over the top! The effect is super cool, because you see the doily in all it's fragile detail and texture, but you feel the slick/shiny window sheet...I LOVE it!! 
I added some Amy Tangerine patterned paper, and that sheet of paper is where the whole inspiration for the doily came from!! I used the Avery Elle Oh, Yea! speech bubble die and cut some two white speech bubbles. I then stamped one of them with my new "Thank you kindly" stamps from PTI, in soft stone ink. I pulled out some circle dies, made me a little window, stamped a Raspberry Fizz thanks so much, attached more window sheet, foam adhesive, and filled my little window up with some sequins! There is a bit of beautiful silver thread thrown into the mix that feel!!
Hope you get a chance to play with us on the sketch this week!! Take care and thanks a bundle for stopping by!! I've got some fun to share this next week...Cupcards To Go Summer Kit will go live on July 1st, so stay tuned!! 


~amy~ said...

So pretty!

Carole C said...

What a clever idea and it is beautiful.