Tuesday, November 15, 2016

SOS278: front and center

bit of a change of pace at shopping our stash this week, we'd like to see you make a card or project using something that's already out on your desk or worktable. sound like fun? we thought so; it sure beats cleaning up, anyway! here's my card and then i'll essplain:

white kromekote cardstock: the paper cut; leaf die: sizzix/tim holtz; patterned paper and flower layers: basic grey; ink: colorbox; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

ok, so, something that could only happen to me: for my last round of classes at paper anthology, i made leaf stencils for all the students, using offcuts of glossy kromekote cardstock and my tim holtz tattered foliage leaf die. the die has three different leaf shapes, and i wound up running it through about a dozen times. which meant that i had about 36 white glossy leaves. that sort of thing kills me, because kromekote isn't cheap; and also, they were pretty cool looking. but what on earth was i going to do with that many glossy *WHITE* leaves??! then i saw a great card that used stacked diecuts to make a really chunky sentiment and i thought, "i wonder if i could do that for a background?" so i did. and it turned out i could. and i really like how it looks! i had experimented a bit before i attached the leaves; i tried adding a little color via outlined or inked edges, but ultimately decided the chunky white-on-white was my favorite. of course a little machine stitching couldn't hurt, lol...

i bet there's something sitting on your desk, too, that you've been wanting to use, but didn't quite know what to do with. here's your chance to think up something fun or funky and link it up with us! if you need a little more inspiration, check out my SOS dt sisters, they have rocked it as per usual!


  1. This is such a fabulous Lauren Card! LOVE the white on white stitched leaves panel! And OMG! This must have taken forEVER to sew, but soooo worth it, as it looks amazing!

  2. The stitching is phenomenal!!! gorgeous card.

  3. Totally cool! Have to look up your special paper....I am glad you had this theme - got rid of some shtuff on my desk - probably could do 10 more cards.... ;)

  4. This is awesome... I keep seeing patent leather! Yessss! Looks like a Betsey Johnson purse (squeal)! XO

  5. Now that's a creative background! It's over-the-top amazing and so very pretty too!!

  6. So pretty and I can't believe you did the machine stitching on all those leaves!! If I did that it would look like a hot mess lol! Your card is beautiful!

  7. Dear Lauren, I'm so sorry to be so late in telling you how beautiful is this card, you do such gorgeous work with your sewing machine, this stitching is spectacular. Been so busy with my grandchildren and keeping up with the commenting.
    Love this awesome card, someone sure will be lucky to receive it in the mail.
    Big hugs, my dear.


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