I had two other ideas as well. One was to use buttons, but I didn't have enough buttons (of the color I wanted, that is) to do what I had in mind...so that's scratched. The other idea I had was using "Grown with Love" stamp set, with the thought of using the circles and leaves to create pumpkins. I may still do that one...maybe tomorrow...not sure. I still need to work on my project for my first blog hop and my next two scrap club gatherings, and oh yeah...grade some papers...ugh, so I may put it off until another time.
I almost scratched this card half way through, as it wasn't coming together quite like I had hoped, but I played and fiddled with it and ended up with a card that's growing on me.
I played around a lot with this card. But basically I hole punched the cardstock to create windows. I traced six circles onto B&T paper using a metal-rimmed tag, inked (on both sides) & distressed the edges and slightly rolled the paper forward. I layered (from back of tag to front) pattern paper, hemp, metal-rimmed tag, patterned paper, stamp, and stamped/punched image. The hemp is adhered to the Cocoa cardstock and then the inside is lined with Smoothie cardstock to cover up the hemp.
I lined half of the inside with a piece of Sunset B&T paper from the Olivia Level 2 paper pack. The edges of both the Smoothie cardstock and Sunset B&T paper were sponged with coordinating ink. I distressed the Cocoa cardstock with both an edge distresser and sandpaper and then sponged a little Cocoa Exclusive ink along the edges to create an aged appearance.
I used Fiskars Cloud Decorative scissors to trim the edge (knew those would come in handy again) and then embellished the scallops with Opaques mocha adhesive gems. As you can tell from the picture, the tags do swivel. The stamped images were punched out using a Marvy circle punch and adhered to the tag with 3D foam tape.
I wrapped hemp around the fold of the card about three times and used a spiral clip and brad to hold a sentiment tag. I rolled the "Delight" in Smoothie, Sunset, and Pear Exclusive Inks.
- Olivia My Reflections Level 2 Paper Pack (from WOTG kit)
- Cocoa Cardstock
- "Timeless" stamp set (from WOTG kit)
- Classmate Alphabet stamp set
- Happy Holiday stamp set
- Smoothie Exclusive Ink
- Sunset Exclusive Ink
- Cocoa Exclusive Ink
- Pear Exclusive Ink
- Mini-Medley Accents Pewter Collection
- Natural Hemp
- Metal-rimmed tags
- Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems
- Edge Distresser
- Sandpaper (from kit)
- 3-D Foam Tape
- Decorative Scissors
- Circle punches