Tuesday, February 9, 2016

we're getting in shape...

...at shopping our stash. but don't worry, there will be no painful exercises required, we'd just like to see you make an awesome shaped card! doesn't that sound like fun? well, it's more fun than calisthenics, anyway! :) :) :)

patterned paper: glitz design; dimensional flower (formerly a pin; acquired at a garage sale); fabric flower and leaf layers: basic grey... i can't believe they're getting out of papercrafting... that's really a bummer!!!; glossy white cardstock: paper accents; ink: colorbox; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, gluedots, sewing machine 

i made a flower-shaped card, and i freely admit that i did so mostly so i could break out the cool blue dimensional flower with the rhinestone gems on it. i got that months and months ago at a garage sale and i've been dying to use it on something ever since. it originally had a pin back thingie on it, which i removed so i could mount it to the card front a little more securely. i had imagined this card having a few more layers than it wound up with... but everything else i put on just seemed to "compete" with the flower rather than enhance it, so finally i gave up and went with what you see here.

there are lots more fun and inspiring shaped cards at SOS, won't you hop over and enjoy those now?!


  1. Fab find! That pin is glorious... i think you did fine stopping where you did-- that gladiola need not compete! Love the stitched sheet music.

  2. Great yard sale find!! Fabulous card and it's perfect just the way it is with the flower as the "star"

  3. That flower is stunning and so beautiful! Love the way it just pops against the sheet music background. Gorgeous!

  4. I love the way the sponged edges pick up the colors on those gorgeous flowers, and the bling adds the perfect amount of sparkle to this unique card!

  5. Beautiful!! Oh, yes, that flower is definitely a statement piece and needs no embellishment! Your patterned paper leaves are a wonderful design decision. Lovely work, as always!

  6. That flower totally deserves a card built around it!! Awesome!!

  7. Thank goodness there are no exercises involved! I just gave away my treadmill this weekend. Awesome card! That flower is the bomb and you gave it the best place to hang out at!


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