Happy Thursday, peeps! I trust you had a great 4th of July holiday, if you braved the heat and humidity like we had in Pennsylvania! Hey, it's summer, right?! Laurel has a sweet little "Vintage Linens" challenge for us this week at Inspired By; here's my take on it! Our sponsor this week is Sugar Pea Designs (and there are PRIZES!!!), and the set I used was Lovely Leaves. It's more of a fall/Thanksgiving set, but as you can see, it can be used for other seasons as well:
And here is Laurel's prompt:
I've used the colors of Pacific Point, Poppy Parade, Call Me Clover and Soft Seafoam for my card today. The card base is Soft Seafoam, and I added a piece of lined paper in Poppy Parade (from the first time SU offered it), under a piece of Delightfully Detailed Laser Specialty paper that I carefully brayered with Pacific Point ink.
I have found two tips to be helpful with these laser-cut papers: One is to cut apart the pages that have the smaller designs on them and store them in a cello bag or envelope; it is much easier to do them all at one time! Two, I use a spray adhesive like Elmer's on the back of the paper for quick adhering. I just take it outside, give it a quick spray on a scrap of newspaper and you're all set to go!
I adhered my brayered layer on top of the DSP, then stamped and cut out some leaves, added a paper button, and layered them all on a Poppy Parade panel that I stamped and heat embossed with some berries:
I used a MFT die to cut a tag, stamped the sentiment with my Stamparatus, then added a little embellishment in Poppy Parade. My final step was to add some cross-stitch embossing on the edge of the tag!
Cassidy missed my nephew's 4th of July picnic, but there were plenty of other nieces and nephews (his wife comes from a large family!!) and lots of food, fun and a few little fireworks as well:
There were even some small ground fireworks, not too loud and intimidating for the wee ones! It was a lovely day!
Enjoy your day and be blessed!
|Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Stamps||Lovely Leaves (Sugar Pea Designs)|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Soft Seafoam, Poppy Parade, Delightfully Detailed Laser Specialty, Poppy Parade DSP (ret)|
|Ink||Soft Seafoam, Poppy Parade, Pacific Point, Call Me Clover|
|Accessories||Embroidery Floss, Dimensionals|
|Tools||Big Shot, Stitched Labels Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits (ret), Blueprints 6 Dies (My Favorite Things), Sponge Brayer, Spray Adhesive|