So, once in a while I focus on using up some of the older items in my stash. I nearly always ask myself, "why did I wait so long to use this?!" Today's card features a chipboard rose that blended perfectly with (uh, shocker, I know) some autumnal-toned My Mind's Eye papers.
- I used markers to bring a little more depth out of the chipboard rose. I also touched the edges with Alcohol Inks to give a stained vintage look.
- Alcohol Inks on the metal rim and Distress Stains in the center helped the little round tag get with the vintage program as well. Can you believe that this little guy started life as a bright white tag with a bright silver rim?
- The color scheme on this card is almost scrumptious...shades of chocolate and caramel and a little mint...yum. Perfect for the best friend a girl could possibly have's upcoming September birthday!
Crafts and Me Challenges: #102 - Roses
Use It Tuesday: Challenge #39 - Anything Goes (chipboard rose)
Make It Monday: MIM #107
|Cardstock:||Stampin’ Up! ‘Really Rust’|
|Patterned Paper:||My Mind’s Eye Stella and Rose ‘Mabel’ 6x6|
|Stamps:||MME Miss Caroline Howdy Dowdy ‘Baby’, Dolled Up ‘Favorite’|
|Inks:||StazOn Timber Brown; SU! craft ‘Sage Shadow’; Martha Stewart craft markers; alcohol ink ‘Copper Mixative’, ‘Gold Mixative’, ‘Caramel’, ‘Blending Solution’; Perfect Pearls Mist ‘Heirloom gold’; Distress Stain ‘Old Paper’, ‘Brushed Corduroy’, ‘Pumice Stone’|
|Embellishments:||Kaiser Craft printed chipboard ‘Secret Bird Society’; velvet ribbon; crocheted ribbon; tag; Tim Holtz jump ring, safety pin; Papertrey Ink rustic button twine|
|Tools:||EK Success punch ‘Graceful Heart’; Making Memories ribbon glue; Zig 2-way glue pen; Glue Dots ‘Pop Up’; Zots; felt ink blending tool|