It’s the first Monday of the month, which means it is time for the next Bring Back Beautiful Challenge.
Love is a beautiful thing, so let’s honor it in our card making! Use the color red, have a feel of romance, or adorn your creation with hearts – the choice is yours! Link up your Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge card here to enter. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB07. You have until February 28th to enter! As we unveil our challenge for next month, we’ll share our True Beauties – those card makers who wowed us with this challenge! Winners will be featured on the Flourishes Blog and will receive a True Beauty blog button to display proudly on their blog!
For my sample I chose the new Heart & Flowers stamp set. I used the Rose Heart and stamped it in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on Natural White cardstock. It was cut and embossed with Classic Circle Nestabilities and colored with Copic Markers (R01, R02, R05). The edges were sponged with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. It was layered on a piece of Kraft cardstock that had been cut and embossed with a large scallop circle Nestabilities die and sponged with Vintage Photo distress ink.
I stamped the sentiment from Hearts & Flowers in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on a 7/8′ square of Classic White cardstock. The heart was inked with Vintage Photo Ink and stamped in third generation over the sentiment. The edges of the square were sponged with the same ink and entered in the 1″ square Memory Frame. I noticed I didn’t have 1″ Memory Glass, so I added a few more 7/8″ paper squares and added a 7/8″ square of Acetate to the front and back of the frame.
My project is a Genie bag. The base is a 4″ wide lunch bag. I cut it down to a 4″ square and created covers for the bag. The paper is from 7 Gypsies Victoria pack. The sides started out with a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, then cut the sides in angles 5/8″ in. A piece of Classic White cardstock was cut with Faux Crochet Dienamics die and adhered on the upper edge of the sides. May Arts Velvet ribbon was adhered over a horizontal strip of the same paper pack. The heart was adhered over the ribbon with dimensionals. A bow was tied out Ivory Silk ribbon from May Arts. It was topped with an Antique Brad from Stampin’ Up!
Two strips of the velvet lace ribbon were used as handles. They were adhered to the inside of the side pieces. Next small circles were cut out of Kraft paper, sponged with Vintage Photo ink and topped with smaller Antique Brads.
Here is a video for the visual learner:
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