Sunday, July 10, 2016

613 Avenue Create #184-Anything Goes-Option: Use Birds, Feathers or Both

This week's twist at 613 Avenue Create is very cool - break out your bird and/or feather stamps and go for it!! Our fabulous DT has some great inspiration as usual. So click on over to check out last week's winners and to join the challenge.

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

613 Avenue Create #183-Anything Goes-Option American Beauty-Use a Rose

Good day, crafty friends!  This week our challenge at 613 Avenue Create has the option to Use a Rose. It's Spring, and flowers are everywhere (so are allergies)!  Our sponsors are The Stamping Boutique, Melonheadz Illustrating and Eureka Stamps. I've used Eureka Stamps sentiment image Bouquet of Angels.

I needed a card for a friend who is undergoing a serious health issue. I thought the sentiment was perfect. This is a really simple card - no stamping at all. I didn't start out to create a no stamping card, but it ended up that way. Here it is:

I cut the rose from patterned paper that I had. I actually have very few flowers in my collection of stamps, and only one (I think) is a rose and it wasn't exactly what I wanted. So I grabbed the paper and fussy cut the rose - therefore, no stamping. I used a Spellbinder oval die for the sentiment, dusted it with pink chalk, and distressed the edge with pink ink.  The decorative oval is cut with an Spellbinders Floral Oval die.  I added some rhinestones and done!

Sentiment:  Eureka Stamps Bouquet of Angels
Paper:  White card base (Recollections 110 lb card stock), pink (snippet from my stash)
Rose:  GCD Studios Melody Ross Collection - Homespun Chic
Accessories: Rhinestones (Simon Says Stamps), sponge, CTMH Cotton Candy ink

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