Thank you so much for stopping by! It's been a very busy week for me. I need a vacation! LOL I've been busy taking care of things around the house, cooking up a storm, tending to doctor's appointments, and working on cards.
I was just so tickled when I found I was selected to be a DT member for a wonderful site called Hooked on Craft! I am flattered that Karen chose me to be on her team. It is such an honor to have been selected! Karen has the most scrumptious flowers, adorable little stamps, as well as other embellishments such as mesh ribbon and pearls. The best part is that the exchange rate is pretty good! The store is located in Victoria, AU, and Karen does ship to the USA! Stop by and take a peek at her yummy craft goodies!
This is my first card for the Hooked on Craft Challenge Blog. Our challenge theme is Cute and Cuddly. I decided to jump in and make a tag card. The tag opens from the top to reveal the inside panels. I used layering, machine stitching, inking, die cuts, and lots of embellishments. Isn't that little bear stamp the cutest ever? I think it is just such an adorable image. It's perfect for so many sentiments. I colored my little guy and grass with Copic Sketch Markers (E35,E31,E53,E50 for my bear). I chose to go with a friendship theme for this card. I absolutely love, love, love the daffodil and tiger lily flowers you see in the lower left. I have a feeling that these are going to be one of my "go to" embellishments! I especially like that they aren't as high as some of my other flowers. They'll fit nicely in an envelope without distorting the envelope at all.
The next panel is on the inside top portion. I cut the shape with my Nestie die set. I left the sentiment area blank. I chose to place it at the top so that there is nothing behind it to affect the writing of the personal message. I chose to use a cherry blossom flower as the base for my button with baker's twine. I like the look.
I apologize for this photo. For some reason, I just couldn't get it the same color as the first two photos. Photoshop hates yellow, so there was no managing this at all. It's way too dark. I chose this sentiment because of it's sweetness. I added a trio of rhinestone stars for emphasis. I repeated the scalloped circle shape that is in the panel above. I enhanced it with a fancier scalloped circle done in green Bazzill cardstock. I was worried that if I added more flowers, it might look over done. So, I kept the decorative aspect the circled area containing the sentiment.
The following items may be found in the Hooked on Craft storefront. By clicking the link, you'll go right to the page!
Honey Bear with Flower
Tiger Lily Flowers
Teeny Tiny Mulberry Leaves
White Cherry Blossom
Thank you so much for stopping by! If you are in the mood for a fun challenge, stop by the Hooked on Craft Challenge Blog and join the fun! I love the topics that are coming up. You don't want to miss them!