Craft Worthy

Does anyone remember Wayne’s World?  “I’m not worthy, I’m not worthy!”

Well, readers, based on what I have seen of my fellow crafters’ work, I have to say you are, indeed, worthy!

And I would like to take this chance, on the last day of what has been a VERY long month full of some challenging downs, to thank those of you who have provided me with some serious ups!  Fresh Squeezed Stamps spotted my car card and featured it in their Friends Showcase; Paper Smooches picked one of my camera cards for their Facebook page; CASE Study found my sequined cheers card worthy enough for their top 3 (a great accolade); and I have heard from so many wonderful crafters, writers and travelers over the last month.  You all have brought some much needed sun into my corner of the world!

So for all those inspiring creatives out there and for the fabulous sketch provided by The Paper Players this week, this card is for you!

First here is the sketch I worked from:

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I just received my PTI shipment of Button Boutique Stamps, coordinating Button Card Dies, and Stitched with Love Stamps, sets I had my eye on for awhile.  So I immediately knew what I wanted to do with this sketch incorporating the PTI products!

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This was a pretty labor intensive card incorporating Distress inking on all the papers except the card base.  I used Walnut Stain, Tattered Rose and Tea Stain, creating my button card first, and adding Graphic 45 buttons.  I absolutely love how the design of the stamps interact with the distressed card!

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I cut the 3 buttons out of wood veneer and cardstock, totaling 3 layers so the buttons would be thicker.  Playing on the wood texture, I added a wood heart from Studio Calico for some added dimension.  Instead of using traditional thread for my spool, I added additional texture with the nubby twine.

The sketch called for a sentiment on the bottom of the card, but none of the ones I have really felt right, so I added the ruler stamp from Technique Tuesday.

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Since Simon Says Stamp’s challenge incorporates twine this week, and I have been dying to play along with the new challenge “Texture” over at the Card Concept, this little shabby chic creation will be headed over to both sites.

The Card Concept is such a cool spot because they are focusing on the six different kinds of card making styles, which is really helpful if you are a beginning card maker, or if you want to experiment with styles that are challenging or new to you.

That’s it for me today!  I hope you enjoyed this little trip down vintage lane; I’m on a trend lately with early 20th century inspired work, as you may have noticed I upgraded the fonts on my site, with headers in the 1920’s style Brandon Grotesque.  I love the clean, slim, rounded fonts from the nineteen-teens and twenties!

7 thoughts on “Craft Worthy

  1. That ‘spool’ of thread really adds a ton of texture to this very creative card! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept!

  2. Oh what a pretty card! I love the homey shabby feel of it! Beautiful work! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept! 🙂

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