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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Serenity


This card was inspired by another PWMB challenge.  We were supposed to cut strips of paper, glue them side by side, and then cut them crosswise.  Then we were to glue those strips side by side, staggering them to create an interesting pattern. 

Since I would be cutting up different papers into strips, I decided to make use of an old HOTP Collage book I have called Nature Collage Kit. All the papers, focal saying & butterfly come from that. (I'm trying to use up more of my old stuff so I can feel justified in buying more paper!)

It's always challenging for me to cut stuff up, but I DO like the look. I used a double sided adhesive from Elizabeth Crafts for attaching my strips (it comes in a 6" wide roll). It's spendy, but much less expensive per square inch than double-sided adhesive sheets, and it sure makes a project like this easier!

When I added my cross-cut strips, I left a little line of space in-between each and then rubbed some very fine glitter into the "sticky" between the strips.

I used a die from Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles to cut my focal and one from their Radiant Rectangles to cut the "woven" mat. I inked the edges & stamped the message at the bottom and on the inside with ColorBox Espresso ink.  The stamps were from a TPC Greetings stamp set called "Faith Greetings".

I rounded the corners of the card, the tan strip at the bottom, and the strips used inside the card.  I added some gold Jewel Border Dazzles (HOTP) - though you have to look pretty closely to see where I've used the Dazzles & where it's straight glitter!


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