Hello to you all! Welcome to our second month of OSAT Blog Hoppers. Happy early Mother's Day to all of our mothers of all sorts out there... Most of you probably came from Elizabeth Thatcher's blog! She really does amazing stuff! This month's blog hop features a card and project perfect for that special someone in your life.
So imagine my surprise to find burlap in bright colors in 12 x 12 sheets (DCWV) at Michaels!!! I had to figure out a way to incorporate that with this hop... So Modge Podge, Burlap and I became great friends!!
Let me first give you the scoop on my basket. I used the new Stampin' Up! Berry Basket Die and stamped it out using the Hardwood Stamp in Soft Suede ink onto a Sahara Sand Card Stock. I then sponge daubed the ink to give somewhat of a barn wood feel. The lacey trim under the scallop edge is the Venetian Crochet Trim. I finished the outside of this basket using a retired lace ribbon from Stampin' Up! The flowers were made using the bright DCWV Burlap stack. I treated them with Modge Podge and ran them through my Big Shot with the Spiral Flower Die. I used two of the die cuts on each flower to get a fuller look. To finish off my burlap bouquet I dug out my retired Blossom Builder Punch to make some cute little leaves out of Pear Pizzazz Card Stock and rubbed the edges with the Soft Suede Ink to give them a more weathered look.
It really is a perfect little basket of flowers for mom!
I went in to make this card with the idea that it NEEDED to coordinate with my flower basket (which wasn't made yet). I am a shabby chic, barbwire and roses kind of girl... The card started with a beautiful base of Bermuda Bay Card Stock rubbed on the edges with Soft Suede ink. Like the basket I stamped the Hardwood Stamp in Soft Suede ink onto Sahara Sand Card Stock and then sponged the ink to give it the same barn wood look as the basket. Now the details... I used the Deco Label Framelits to make the sentiment. I first stamped it in Soft Suede on Whisper White using the I Love Lace background stamp. To finish this label off I managed to find some self adhesive velum that I stamped the sentiment from the Feel Goods stamp set in Versamark and then heat embossed in the metallic copper color. The trim on the bottom was created using the 1 1/4 inch Burlap ribbon with an overlay of crocheted trim that is vintage Stampin' Up! and fastened by a cute off white ribbon slide/brad that I had in my stash. My finishing touches for this card were the Strawberry Slush stamped butterfly using the Butterfly Basics set and coordinating Thinlits. I topped it off with the hearts from Wooden Elements Embellishments...
Thank You all for stopping by!! Make sure you take the time to check out EVERYONE on the hop!! Megan Thompson is next!! Have a fabulous Thursday!