Monday, January 23, 2012

Feminine, vintagey card

I am finding that participating in challenges and using sketches has really challenged me to get more done in a shorter amount of time. Mainly I'm not getting a project all planned out in my head before I actually start putting together something. I'm learning to start and build as I go, most things can be changed or adapted. This is really a fun process.
So I started this card with a sketch challenge from Let's Scrap and then the H2H challenge for last week was to use color (Close To My Heart color of course) and glitter.  It was easy to work these two challenges together.
I misted the textured piece of cardstock on the left with clear glitter mist, which you can't really see in the photo. And then added just a touch of Glitz Glitter gel on the tips of some of the rose petals. I am also loving the seam binding and all the ways you can color it. You'll definitely be seeing more of that here. 
Here is a close-up of the rolled flowers with Glitz Glitter gel added to some of the tips. The ribbon is the popular seam binding. It comes in many colors, but if you purchase white or cream, you can then color it to match whatever project you need it for. Saves on buying so many colors, and then maybe still not having the right color, plus then you have the money to purchase other NEEDS :) It comes flat, but you can get this cool scrunched look by misting it with some water and wadding it up. Let it wadded in a ball until dry. Love this stuff! 
Close To My Heart products used:
 Roxie paper pack
Art Philosophy cricut cartridge ( the bracket shape on the left edge and rolled flowers)
waxy flax
the pearl buttons are vintage and this seam binding is also, but Close To My Heart now carries the seam binding in off white

                              Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by. I love to see your comments too!     Polly               


  1. Huge win in my book. This card is fantastic!!! :-)

  2. Polly this is beautiful :0) I love the misting and the flowers. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment. I am now your newest follower, lol. Ali x

  3. Came over after seeing your 20 questions at PCP. Simply love this card and a quick through your blog am going to be a new follower.

  4. Love your embellishments. Thanks for joining us at H2H!


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