Friday, February 20, 2015

"Rejoice With Those Who Rejoice..."

"As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat."
                                                                       -------------------Ellen Perry Berkeley

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Hi, Friends.........

I am back with another card using the pretty Waffle Flower Photo Inspiration Challenge color palette.

For this card I used a retired Clear Dollar Stamps image from the Genuine Love set.  I have some lovely scripture stamps and I am trying to use them more often!  I have been admiring how different crafters have stamped a background behind their sentiment, so I thought I'd try it this time, too, on a doily.  I stamped the background flowers, from the same set, with Distress Ink - Antique Linen.  Then I stamped the sentiment with Distress Ink - Walnut Stain.  I mounted this on a layered and embossed background I had made. 

I liked the stamping on the doily, but thought it needed something......sequins!!  :)  I picked out a few colors from a thrift store mix and ringed them around the sentiment.  LOVE how this turned out!!  

Next I clustered a vintage kraft bird from Maya Road with some butterfly and flower sequins.  I stamped the birdie with the same background stamp to give him a patterned coat and adhered him strategically to cover up an errant glob of glue!!!  Eeeek!  I really like how cheery the little guy looks. 

The bird actually is supposed to be folded around a stick pin, but I rarely use the pins.  I put a piece of foam between the folded layers for some dimension and used it, as is.  (Now what do I do with all the pins????  Ha.)

I layered some coordinating Prima flowers and a sequin and then attached some tendrils I made from some thrift store craft wire.  I got a bunch of colors in a little grab bag, and hadn't figured out how to use them yet.  Recently, I saw somebody had put tendrils on their flowers.  (WHO was it????  Ack!!  Maybe somebody on Friends with Flair???  Anybody remember???  I am so bad abt losing track of great ideas!!   Why, why do I not think to Pin them????)  I loved how it looked.  So I tried it with this gold color wire....wrapping it around a pencil and securing with tape and glue behind the flower.  LOVE it!!!

Hope you enjoyed my card!!  Thanks so much for all your comments and encouragement.  Be sure to enter my giveaway if you haven't yet!!!  Hope your weekend is lovely!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Waffle Flower Photo Inspiration Challenge Feb 9-22
2. DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #150 - Use Blue
3. Dreamweaver Stencils - Frilly and Fabulous
4. City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 249 - Love Metal


Karenladd said...

Another beautiful card with wonderful texture and layering! Big pat on the back for trying out the craft wire looks great! I have a whole plastic container full of colored craft wire and almost never use it...sigh. You inspired me with this card to pull it out and use a bit on a card yesterday! That sequined doily is really fun and I must say that the doily itself is gorgeous to begin with. The sequins, chipboard bird, and flowers all coordinate and contrast in a wonderfully imaginative way. I think these cards made from grab bag pieces might be some of my favorites!

Sue D said...

Wonderful card. I like the sentiment on the doily and all the wonderful embellishments.

Shelly said...

Another sweet card! Thanks again for joining us at the Waffle Flower Challenge!