Good Morning...pull up a chair, get your morning beverage of choice, and welcome to my Monday. I saw this card recently and thought it was just so beautiful. I had to smile as I enjoyed it, because I had the very embossing folder that Benzi used. I had tried it out on a background experiment, then colored in the wreath elements with some pan pastels. Didn't like the look of it at all (operator error, not the folder's fault). Everything I experimented with, just seemed to make it look worse. Well, when I saw Benzi's white card, it took my breath away, and I decided to try the folder again. I didn't want to just blatantly copy what Benzi had done, so hmmm, what can I try? Remembered I had a snippet of some Coordinations White Washed paper - 12x12 pack purchased years back. So off I go to find it, and here's the result. Thanks Benzi for some wonderful inspiration.
- S/Binders 3D Mbossibility Rustic Wreath* using Coordinations White Washed paper snippet. Sanded the wreath, then used shades of green pan pastels to just touch the holly leaves of the wreath. Used some Smooch (the kind that came in small bottles that looked like fingernail polish) to color the berries. Had a little blob accident on one of them, so covered with tiny red rhinestones.
- Elizabeth Craft outline stickers in the center.
- corners punched with an MS Holly Leaf corner punch, also colored with pan pastels, added the tiny star from the same outline sticker sheet.
- navy blue mat, navy blue card base...edged the base with Versamark, sprinkled Ranger Queen's Gold, heat embossed. (saw this technique on a Gina K video).
* when using these Mbossibility folders, be sure to check the how-to's. I broke one of the older Cuttlebug machines using an Mbossibility folder because I didn't read the instructions as carefully as I should have. The 3D-Mbossibility folders are even thicker than the regular ones. There are some good Youtubes showing how to sandwich these folders (check Scrap Made Simple #82). A great video and some good techniques with the metallic pan pastels too.
Since my Coordinations Cardstock was a snippet, this card is zipping over to join our Parsnip in the Playground. Parsnip is a cute little white bear who is keeping all of us in line while Miss is frolicking far away. This is week #95 at the Playground, so if you are making a card/project with anything leftover, link it with the Mr. Linky tool and join us for all the fun & a nice prize too! See ya there, and thanks so much for taking time to visit today. Hugs