I am SO THRILLED today - I've been asked to be this week's Guest Designer over at The Shabby Tea Room, and I can't tell you what a HUGE honor this is for me! I have loved their website ever since I discovered the wonderful world of paper crafts, and each week I get a fabulous dose of the most delicious shabby chic wonders which only whets my appetite for more; however, this week I get to play along with the girls! Woohoo!!
This week's theme for Challenge #156 is "Frame It" - create a card/project using white/cream plus ONE other color AND a frame and using this photo as inspiration.
This is a birthday card using Paper Sweeties stamp sets Banner Wishes and So Sweet of You. You'll notice the little banner-let peeking out from under the ribbon. These sets are super versatile and so very useful.
See? There's the teeny little sweet banner-let. I've made a messy bow out of custom-dyed seam binding and added a rosette that I made using the same crochet lace as what is stretched across the front. I made the stick pins specifically for this card, and I used a flower bead and seed bead to finish this embellishment off.
Underneath the lace is a strip of sheer, sparkly ribbon, then under that a die cut aqua border for a 3-layer dimensional border overall.
A peek at the inside.
Thank you so much for taking the time to join me today, and please run, don't walk, over to The Shabby Tea Room to check out this latest challenge. On the way, be sure and visit the Design Team to see what delicious creations they have up their sleeves this week!
Stamps: Banner Wishes, So Sweet of You (all Paper Sweeties)
Ink: Baja Breeze (SU)
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White (SU); Sweet Fairy (Prima)
Extras: Dies: SB Classic Ovals Large and Floral Ovals, Dienamics Triple Scallops Borders, seam binding, crochet ribbon (3 Girl JAM), pearls, Copics, dimensionals, custom stick pins, glass flower bead and seed bead
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