Friday, May 3, 2013

Just Because ~~

For this project I am entering it into the following challenges:

Our Creative Corner - Their Challenge this week is "Anything Goes" I love those because they allow me to do anything I want.

Simon Says Challenge Blog - This weeks theme is "Happy Mail" make something to mail for no special occasion.. just because.

So for those themes I decided I wanted a sort of shabby chic look to my card and I've been dying to use this stamp set that I just bought off craigslist. It's a Stampin Up retired set and I've been looking for it for awhile.


So for starters I cut out my card base using some craft core paper and then sanded the front of it.


I then grabbed some scrap paper from my scrap stash, this is a great way to use up some of that scrap paper.

I tore it along the edges to the size I wanted and used gathered twigs distress ink to go along the edges. 


I also used Tim Holtz's distress tool along the edges of the card and ran distress ink over that as well.
I laid it all out before I adhered anything until I got it just the way I wanted. 


I stamped my sentiment with archival brown ink and heat embossed the flower stamp with some brownish/copper embossing powder.



I cut out the butterfly from some other scrap paper and adhered it with a glue dot so that the wings can stand up.


I decided that I wanted something else to add to the card so I cut out some flowers using Tim's movers and shapers tattered floral dies.

I added a brad and put them in the lower corner of the card. I also added a few little pearl gems.


This card went fast and it was simple to put together and I got to use up some of my scrap paper, so it's a win/win. I think I will send this one off to a friend, she will love to receive the "Happy Mail"
Here is the final card all together. I love it!!




Thanks for coming by, have a great day.

7 comments:

  1. This is a lovely card, I think your friend will be very happy to receive it =)

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  2. Absolutely delicious... I love the layered mats of torn paper, and the flower looks so cool in its coppery emboss - fabulous card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner!
    Alison x

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  3. Oh Claudine...this is so beautiful! The embossed flowers are gorgeous and the torn paper yummy! So so so gorgeous!

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  4. A beautiful Card, Claudine. Love the torn paper.

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  5. Gorgeous card Claudine, the embossed flower is lovely and your torn edges look fab.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  6. Such a fantastic mix of media to create a wonderful card Claudine. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time, hugs Jenny x

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  7. Gorgeous! Wonderful inky layers and I adore the flowers and beautiful copper embossing - Thanks for sharing this with us at Our Creative Corner Love from Laura xxx

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