Well, I wasn’t sure I was going to make it, but here I am for my first Blog Hop in aaaaages!!
For this month’s Blog Hop we were to create a project from this gorgeous inspiration photo:
Doesn’t that just scream sunshine and happiness to you?!
I won’t lie – this project took me so long to get to the point of being something half-decent, and I nearly gave up on expending effort to post it! But given I got there in the end I thought I had better follow through!
So here’s what I came up with:
Hmm, I’m still not too sure I like it, but hopefully you do!
I started by die cutting the Button Card from Aqua Mist cardstock, then stamped it with Polka Dot Basics using Versamark ink before embossing with Filigree White embossing powder. I edged the shape with Fresh Snow ink.
I die cut the Happy Day frame from Stamper’s Select White cardstock and stamped with Faux Ribbon using CTMH Buttercup and Ranger Mustard Seed inks. This was adhered to the button card using Scor-Tape.
I then die cut the same shape from Clear Cardstock, masked and stamped a strip with Polka Dot Basics II and embossed with Zing! Embossing Powder, then stamped the two sentiments from Button Boutique using Stazon Jet Black ink. I attached the acetate layer to the button card using the Ranger Tiny Attacher then adhered a selection of Harvest Gold buttons using Pinflair Glue Gel.
I then die cut three shapes – the largest die from Harvest Gold cardstock using the largest of the Delightful Doilies dies, the next from the Limitless Layers 2.5″ dies from Stamper’s Select White cardstock, and the smallest from the same dies from Hawaiian Shores cardstock. I distressed all of the edges before inking the edges – the largest inked with Ranger Mustard Seed and the smallest with PTI Kraft ink. I adhered the ‘circles’ together using Pinflair then adhered the button card using the same. The circles represent the lollipops found at the bottom of the inspiration photo.
Finally I prepared a Lemon Tart card base, added three strips of Scor-Tape and coated in Martha Stewart Lemon Drop Iridescent Tinsel Glitter, and coated any remaining tape with Crystal Fine Glitter. I adhered my embellishment to the base using Pinflair and done!! At last!!
This card was a total pain to create. So much to and fro trying to decide on what direction I wanted to take, and at one point it was a tag, and another a door hanger! I’m glad I settled on a design finally, but am bemoaning the fact that I have no beautiful big ribbon to accent with a bow or something. Still I guess theend design wouldn’t have suited it. Meh.
Anyway, hope you like it, and thanks so much for stopping by!