Friday, April 9, 2010
thinking of you card
i start every friday the same way each week. i grab my laptop and trudge into the bathroom and watch finally friday video's while brushing my teeth. (I have such a glamourous life-lol!) i've been addicted to them since i first saw them last april.
so this friday began like any other, however this friday i also happen to be off work, so i could scrap right away instead of having to wait until saturday. you can view two peas garden girl kristina warner's finally friday card HERE. this week's card was all about using neutral cardstock with pops of color and using letter stamps and stickers.
my take on the card was a little different. becuase as i picked up my beige cardstock (recollections brand-i believe recollections is Michaels scrapbook brand-at any rate that's where i purchased it) i also reached for a sheet of cosmo cricket's earth love collection designer paper. now the finally friday card is actually a one layer card, but this paper is just too cute and just seemed so perfect, i couldn't not use it on this card.
i started with the beige cardstock cut to 8 1/2 by 4 1/4, scored at 4 1/4 so that it was a square 4 1/4 by 4 1/4 card when folded. the designer paper was cut to 4x4, and the center beige piece was cut to 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. (a major maturing moment in my cardmaking process was when i began actually measuring instead of cutting things based on the relative size of other items on my project-so proud of myself -lol!)
then i stamped the word: Y-O-U, starting with the U first and working my way backward so that i'd have the exact placement i wanted. i used inkadinkado's chelsea alphabet stamp set. and here's where i deviated -yet again- from the finally friday inspiration, and i used a hero arts stamp for the "thinking of" part instead of using stickers and my white gel pen. but i really like the way it came out.
next i did a faux stitching boarder around the center cardstock piece, allowed to dry and glued to the center of the card.
for the flower i used a basic grey's glazed brad in the center, and used gluedots to apply the flower to the card. gluedots are the best for attaching heavier embellishments, and with the brad through the flower i really wanted to make sure it held.
came out pretty cute i think. if you have any questions please leave them in the comments and i'll get back to ya.
thanks for looking, blog ya later!
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