This make today is a very special one for me. Life's been throwing curve balls at me for sometime and todays make was for a very special friend who has been in and out of my life for a long while now and I wanted her to know that my life is much better with her in it! (yes Nic I mean you x mwah x), so I made this little project for her :D
It's challenge time over at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog and it gave me the opportunity to use this image on my very special make. The theme this time is 2 or 3 word sentiment and you'll see the 2 words I chose for the front of the project - Dream Big!
The image I have used is It's Tea Time from the fabulous The Paper Shelter and the backing paper comes with her :D
Surprisingly for all my followers I DIDN'T colour this one with my markers! I know, shock alert or what! This is the pre-coloured image that comes in the pack and I printed her, covered her in Rangers Glossy Accents (all over) and left her overnight to fully dry before I cut her out to layer on the backing paper.
But, she is not a card! Its a desk top post-it (sticky note) holder and I got the idea for this make from a lovely lady who posted a make with this design and then kindly put out the tutorial, so rather than add instructions myself I'm going to post you all back to her because its only right :D Kym's Crafty Cards
The main body of mine is made with Black coordinations card stock with a tan coloured core that I put through an embossing folder (Sheena Douglas Taste of India) and then sanded back. This gave me a distressed look that I felt went well with the steam punky image :D
The backing paper on the inside is one I've had in my stash forever, but you could use any text stamp and then distress it with antique inks to get a similar effect. I'm sure by now you have checked out the link for Kym's instructions so you will know that the post it holder has room on top for another sentiment or image, so I chose a verse that I felt fitted my friend....
I backed the sentiment, edged it with antique linin distress ink and added pearls to the corners (these were brads until I snipped of the prong things! Another Top Tip right there...use those old bits in a new way and don't be afraid to attack with your scissors! lol). I edged with lace, stuck with red double sided on all the front edges as they were the ones that would be pulled at to open the pad so I wanted to add a bit of protection to the card.
I have edged where ever I could with pearl strings and I added flowers to the side of the post it pad and to the corners of the front design and there you go. This was really easy to make and I will definately be doing it again as I loved the end result. So did Nic by the way xxx it now sits proudly on her desk at work....
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