Saturday, March 9, 2019

Ooh-La-La-Lah "Fancy"

The journey into crafting presents such a diverse, interesting, time consuming, educational world! 

I use time consuming loosely, but if you have plenty of time, want to and aren’t afraid to learn and fail, get educated from around the globe, meet tons of amazingly talented and gifted people then crafting has it all! 
It’s the one stop shop, with one of a kind of everything including people. 🙂 
 Today’s project is my boyfriends anniversary card.. 
There’s nothing super special about this, nothing too fancy except the fact its a fancy edged card base from Monica’s collection 
Her collection of fancy edged cards are truly beautiful. 

I chose a gold pearl card stock, for the base. 
I used a “Cricut Access – Love” cutout for the front, using a brocade flocked card stock.
 I lined the inside of the card with black and added a neutral colored sentiment layer as well. 
I actually used a stamp on that sentiment layer “first time for that! ”
 I really like how nicely the stamp stamped! 
I’m so new to this stuff that even stamping has me perplexed on how involved, intricate and just how much is out there to learn, but also buy to have even the simple basics.. OMG!!
 Crafting is mind boggling! 
I added embellishments to inside and outside the card and made an envelope with a scalloped design to fit the card, using patterned paper with a tiny heart cutout, that I added a black lining to as well. 
I was happy with the end result, and he loved it! 
I’m still learning to make these designs “look like my own,” so I can then move onto figuring out how to create my own things etc… 
Once I feel a lot more comfortable doing this stuff, 
I’ll start trying to educate myself more and more on everything else to begin to try and create things from scratch! If nothing it should be a lot of fun along the way…. 

 Supplies:
  • 1 x Gold(Pearl) 12 x 12 Card Stock – American Crafts
  • 1 x Black 12 x 12 Card Stock – American Crafts
  • 1 x Neutral ( Tan or Cream) 8 x 11.5 Card Stock – Neenah
  • 1 x Black 12 x 12 Flocked Brocade Card Stock – The Paper Studio
  • Fancy Edge Card – Monica’s Creative Room
  • Inspired By Life (Rubber) Stamp – Stampabilities
  • Black Pigment Ink Pad – Versafine
  • “With Love” (Silicone) Stamp – Stampabilities
  • Stamp Block – Stampabilities
  • Red Rhinestone Embellishments
  • Foam Squares – Scrapbook Adhesives
  • Scotch Tacky Glue
  • Double Sided Tape – Sticky Thumb
Mistakes
Using the flocked Brocade Cardstock was a nightmare lol, it collects more dust than a cobweb..
I should have inlaid the card better as i ran out of room and my writing got smaller and smaller, so it looked stupid...


You can find most of the supplies I used for this card at Joann’s, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby or Amazon. Thanks for reading and Happy Crafting! 🙂



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