Had a shopping trip with my husband across the border, into the United States. Walked into the Bellingham Michael's where they had 90% off the last ticketed price on clearance items...Music to my ears!
As you know, I am on a "scrap my stash" journey. I have pledged to not spend on consumables other than card stock, glue, pop dots, ink if it dried up....etc. I can spend...but not on consumables.
My exceptions are gift money which I will blow on whatever I please! And clearance if it is 80% off or better.
What a treat it was yesterday, to shop and basically pay pennies for embellishments, ribbon, stamps, and much more. I picked up several stamp sets for 29 cents that originally were up to $17.00
I found the red flower on this card...two for 29 cents. Yes I know how to make them, yes I have fabric etc...but I don't have red and I don't have a gorgeous rhinestone button like that...so into my shopping cart it went..I managed to get 2 sets!
Here is the card I made to go with it. I added some jute twine loops behind the flower. I saw the idea on Pinterest. Some of you may remember the jute shopping bags I made in the late spring/early summer. I had some of the individual petals left in with my snippets, so I added one under the blossom and one of the smallest ones under the button. Thank goodness for snippets.
The border is for a scrapbook page so I trimmed it down in length and shaped it into 2 pieces. I still have a bit left for another card later. I wanted to tie in the natural feeling of the jute twine, so....I stamped the sentiment on kraft paper and mounted it on a Spellbinders die cut. I found that red metallic paper when I cleaned my room It is from a 6x6 stack of various metallic colours. I added a mat of silver to tie in the silver rhinestone button and balance it all again with another mat of Kraft card stock.
Here is a close up of the flower. It has sort of net material between the flocked petals. I liked the texture contrast of this flower.
Making this card made me grateful that I reorganized my room. It was easy to find things and the whole process of planning the elements of my card went together faster than usual. I am happy with the final outcome...I would give this card to a fellow card maker!
Off to start my next card ..the themed is "no design paper"...oh my!!!
Card base - from my stash , Recollections brand Kraft corrugated cards and envelopes
Design paper - MME Santa Claus
Card Stock - from my stash, Kraft, silver metallic, red metallic
Border - from my stash K and Co (I think)
Dies - Spellbinders, Fleur de Lis
Flower - from Michaels 90 % off clearance sale
Burlap - from my stash, left over petals from the jute shopping bags I made.
Stamp - Recollections brand from Michaels, no name on the package
I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - Must use snippets. My card is full of snippets
2. Simon says Stamp - Anything goes
3. MFP - Speedy TV Christmas Card Challenge - Must be Christmas
4. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Christmas Extra - Must be Christmas, Anything Goes
5. Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes