This was one of those cards. You know the kind I mean. You have so many ideas, so much inspiration floating around in your head that you do not know where to start!
So, let's get started with where I started!
1. Inspired by a technique/product- I was inspired by my craft iron. My BRAND NEW craft iron that I had been looking for for two years! I really wanted to try the iron-off embossing technique.
2. CASE Study- I hopped along with CASE study and found some wonderful projects that I wanted to case. But which one?? There were so many! I settled on the color inspiration from Maureen Merritt's card and the banner from Maureen Plut's card. I was also inspired by the chalkbaord technique used on Maureen's card. While I did not use this technique, I did use a black background.
A Stamp- I really wanted to use the Beauty By the Sea Stamp Set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.
3. A Sketch from Deconstructing Jen-
Here is the sketch, which I obviously turned~
I embossed the shells in gold on vellum and die cut them out with their matching dies. I die cut them again from coral cs and stamped the image in Versamark. I paired up the shells, cs and vellum, punched a small hole near the top and fastened them together with a loop of craft wire.
The charms were strung on a piece of Hemptique cord; I tied ribbon and linen bows in between the charms. The linen had been sitting on my desk for who knows how long, and had been spritzed and inked for an aged and distressed look.
The rest of the card was just a matter of assembly and a bit of bling (my Vintage Faceted Buttons).
I am also linking this up to Seize the Birthday Anything Goes birthday Challenge.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a Blessed week!
Lee Ann :)
Stamps- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Beauty By the Sea, Leafy Flourish Backgrounds and More
Paper- Neenah Solar White, SU vellum, Soft Suede, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, retired dsp, Studio Calico dp
Ink- Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Beauty By the Sea Dies, SU Polka Dot ef, Pan Pastel, Gold ep, dimensionals, Hemptique Cord, MFT Award Die, SU Vintage Faceted Buttons