So on Wednesday, I was on a roll, the Mojo was ON!!! Well, on Thursday, the Mojo was GONE!!! LOL!!! I STILL haven't done Wednesday's sketch challenge!!! Sometimes, I have lots of ideas and everything flows really easily ~ not so much lately..... I am sure my Mojo will find me soon but until then, I have card to show you that has some neat elements on it and I will give you the instructions! I am not really thrilled with the card but hey, at least I finished one!!! LOL!!!
The inspiration for this card is from Laura Fredrickson's awesome blog in which she did a tutorial on chipboard shaker boxes! SUPER easy and really fun! Be sure to check it out as she is REALLY creative and full of great ides!!!
I could not get the color right in the pictures either so I do apologize for that. I used all SU! paper. The base of my card is Whisper White with a mat of Pretty in Pink, next is Celery and then I used Whisper White again and the top pink decorative piece is from SU!'s new Berry Bliss collection. To make the shaker box flower (following Laura's instructions), I used Pretty in Pink craft ink and heat embossed using Iridescent Ice embossing powder. The inside decorative piece is also from the Berry Bliss pack. The white beads are old and have an iridescent tone.
I then taped (Scotch) the top under the flower and then the bottom of the stem was taped to the back. The next NEW fun technique is a decorative corner. I used the polka dot piece from the Celery Designer Series paper and cut a 2x2 square. The first step is to fold the square in half one way and then in half again. The paper will look like this when this step is done ~
The last step is to slip it on the corner you want to decorate, add eyelets and ribbon ~ finished!!! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
I am working on another tutorial for you! My friend Lynn asked me to do a tutorial on THIS book. I made a few of these last year, before I had my blog, and would like to share the instructions with you! The books I made last year (1 for my friend Lynn's birthday and 2 for my kids' teachers) included tags with ribbons sticking out the top. On the tags I had Lynn's friends write a personal note to her and I did the same for the kids' teachers. I had all the kids write whatever they wanted to their teacher. Oh my gosh, they turned out great. The kids said some really funny and sweet things!! Anyway, this book was something I learned to do at a class last February I took by Donna Downey. I added my own twist and will share on Monday!!!
Have a great day!