Tuesday, May 14, 2019

card pals!

just a reminder, there's still nearly an entire week left for you to link up a blossom-bedecked project with us at shopping our stash for the "may flowers" challenge!

one of the best things about being lucky enough to have an awesome, brick-n-mortar papercrafting store, like paper anthology fairly nearby (in kenvil, morris county, nj) is that it's kind of half store and half clubhouse. and truly my favorite thing is how many cool people i have met and good friends i have made. elisabeth ostrowski, the owner, is constantly thinking up fun new ways for us all to interact, and the latest of these is called "card pals", which is kind of like a happy mail round robin. elisabeth tags someone in the group, who's given the snail mail address of another member. they make and send a card to that person. then it's the recipient's turn to send a card. and so on and so forth. last week i got the most beautiful flamingo card in the world from my friend samantha, which i will show you in a minute. but first, here's what i made for my (secret) card pal:

ok, so, one of my card making mottos is: when in doubt, go PRIMA! i mean, really, prima marketing is pretty difficult to beat in terms of elegance, and they have such wonderful embellishments, especially (but not limited to) flowers. unusually for me, nearly everything on this card is from one collection, "georgia blues", including both patterned papers, the large blue blossoms, the smaller printed flowers and that gorgeous butterfly. i used my spellbinders diamond nestabilities to cut a bunch of different sized diamonds, which i distressed, inked and tacked lightly onto my background with a taperunner. then i machine stitched around each one and when they were firmly affixed, i ran one blade of my tweezers around the edges of each to coax the edges upwards for even more dimension. i'm very happy with the result. here's a closer look: 

and now, as promised, here is the awesome card i received from my friend samantha klabenesh. YES, it had FLAMINGO CONFETTI inside!!!!!!!! ♥♥♥

hope you are having a good week so far, but if not, there are three more weekdays left, and thus plenty of time to practice! :)

1 comment:

  1. gorgeously build card, Lauren. Love the blues and all the texture.


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