Yesterday morning I went to the hairdressers to get my hair done ready for the weekend, and this morning I'm off to get my nails done!
It isn't only stamp sets I buy and don't get round to using...............it's also embellishments!
Yesterday I decided to have a play with the Mini Embroidery Hoops that are in the Spring/Summer Catalogue (page 14).
The size of the hoops co-ordinate with the A Happy Day Stamp Set, as well as the two New Scallop Circle Punches - 1 1/8" and 1 3/8".
The only projects I've seen made with the hoops are with stamped images from the stamp set inside the hoops, and (I imagine) popped up on Dimensionals.
I have made mine a little bit differently, in as much I have tied mine to the smallest Mini Embroidery Hoop, with the little deer suspended on a piece of Linen Thread.
Without recording a video, the only way I could think of photographing the hoop hanging lose is by tilting the card forward - see the last photograph.
I used three stamp sets for this card:-
A Good Day for the deer
Touches of Textures for the background behind the deer and behind the sentiment
Confetti Celebration for the sentiment.
I also used five different punches!
Banner triple punch to fishtail the end of the banner
Ticket Tear Border Punch for the decorative strips down both sides of the banner
1" circle punch for the deer
1 1/8" Scallop Circle Punch to layer the deer onto
Classic Label Punch for the sentiment, which I stamped with Basic Black Archival Ink.
The colour scheme of my card is Berry Burst, and I chose the brick wall design from the Painted with Love Designer Series Paper (DSP).
For the top Whisper White layer, I dry-embossed it using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder but I didn't like the look - it looked crowded.
I dry-embossed another sheet, but this time I used the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, from the Spring/Summer Catalogue, with the stripes going horizontally.
To finish decorating the front of the card, I added five self-adhesive sequins in Berry Burst, and then popped a small Rhinestone in the center of each - it's amazing how much of a pop they give the sequins!
Inside the card I adhered a layer of Whisper White CS, on a layer of Berry Burst CS.
When I first started my card, I was going to use a die cut of the deer, but it was too big for my needs, so I adhered it inside the card instead.
That's about it from me today, so I hope you have a great day, and until tomorrow, happy crafting!