Monday, November 28, 2016
Another Glittery Leaf with Nuvo Crystals
I am back with another Thanksgiving card I dressed up and finally finished. It was lying rejected and unloved in my Thanksgiving box because several years ago I did something "real crafters" never do: I used a pretty CALENDAR PAGE instead of "real" patterned paper!! However, I just can't bring myself to throw things away, so I dug it out and finally embellished it and now I am posting it for everyone to smirk at under their breath. Ha!!!
Back when I started this card, I also didn't know about layering my background...so this has some very old patterned paper completely covering the card base. I rarely do that anymore! So here it is in all its non-glory. Every dog has its day, I guess. :) (Cards like this that pop up on my blog occasionally are prob part of the reason why I am never invited to be a guest designer at any challenges!! Bwahahaha!!!)
As with this other card, today's card started out with just the background paper and the leaf (one of my own free-hand designs! Yay!) glued on top. Again, I squeezed a line of white craft glue around the perimeter of the leaf and sprinkled with gold super-fine glitter and then turned to my Tonic Studios - Nuvo Crystal Drops once more. This time I just applied a few drops of the copper Nuvo to the background design instead of going crazy like last time. I think it adds just the right amount of shimmer. So even though this is just a lowly calendar page leaf and patterned paper from an ancient DCWV Fall Stack, the glitter and Nuvo drops make it into a simple but pretty card.....in MY opinion, at least. (Not sure I care abt your opinion, unless I decide to send this card to you next Thanksgiving! Hahahaha...)
I am entering this COQQ (card of questionable quality) in the Snarky Stampers UFO (Un-Finished Objects) Challenge. If you have something sitting around that has been neglected because it has fallen out of vogue (or, as in my case, never was in vogue!) or because your skill level has increased quite a bit since it was first started, I'd love to see it. Please join in over there!
Thanks for stopping by! Now I have another card to put in my TG box for next year!!
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #193 - Use Orange, Green, Brown
2. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper November Challenge - Anything Goes using Patterned Paper
3. DL.Art November Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
4. Hiding in My Craft Room - Any Holiday
5. Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #73 - U is for UFO (un-finished objects)