I've spent a good part of the week making Father's Day cards to send to one of the Send a Smile 4 Kids shippers. These are cards for the kids to give to dads/special guys. So far my box to Anne has dinosaurs, astronauts, headphones, pirates, airplanes, food trucks, mustaches, derbies, and baby bunnies. By my calendar, I have about 5-6 more days before I have to pack up the cards. Sounds like just enough time to add some super heroes. gym shoes, and trucks. LOL
But, for the time being, I needed a testosterone time out... and decided to play along with the current CAS-ual Fridays Challenge. Thought I'd try my hand at a shabby chic bouquet of flowers.
- After cutting out a frame from crumb cake, I inked up the frame with Versamark embossing ink... to create a darker shade of brown from the card base.
- This frame was attached to the card using SU foam adhesive strips.
- I then cut a narrower frame from early espresso and glued this to the inner edges of the popped crumb cake frame.
The flowering shrub was first stamped in worn lipstick. Then, I cut-out twenty-two flower masks -- yep, I counted them... and really need to buy some masking fluid --- before stamping the image in broken china. After adding the pearl centers, I was pretty pleased with the way this little shrub turned out.
I'm also really pleased with the stenciled wall and sentiment. Both have the feel of casual elegance that I was hoping to achieve.
Words 2 Craft By Challenge starts on Wednesday. Hope you'll be able to join us.
Have a great weekend. As for me, I'm going to be inking up a cute little super hero.
Until next time, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!