Hello Everyone: Here we are, and nearly the start of June and summer is where? We can't seem to get more that 2 days in a row of sunshine and even then it's not that warm at least compared to what we are used to.
My card today is for the Pals Paper Arts challenge. The challenge this week is "Elements of Style" with the brad featured. Brads can be used in so many ways on a card, IE, flower center, attach layers together, hold a bow together. I am sure that you can think of a few others.
Stamps: Elizabeth (w – 117120 - $11.95 IB&C p 18), En Français (w – 109521 $21.95 IB&C p 142)
Paper: Naturals White, Very Vanilla, Real Red, Basic Black, Newsprint DSP
Ink: Basic Black Craft ink,
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Antique Brad, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Scallop Circle Punch Versa-mark
The Antique Brad for this card forms the center of the flower. The flower was cut from Real Red card stock and distressed by scrunching, spraying water on them and finally separating the layers of card stock.
I have wanted to use the Elizabeth stamp since I got it during Sale-a-bration. I really struggled with this card as I wanted it elegant but simple. Actually, I cut the image at least 3 times, each time changing out the ink and the embossing powder. Finally I settled on the Basic Black Craft ink and the Clear Embossing Powder. Then it was the layout...did I want portrait or landscape, which newspaper print did I want to use....
This card is going out to a friend and I would like to have her know that I am thinking about her at this time. So into the mail tomorrow and then it's gone and I can't agonize about it anymore.
Enjoy your evening and until next time....