Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Favorite Elements

Hello friends!

If you have been crafting/card-making, I am sure that you all have your favorite elements in your card designs. I have a few and today's card is all about my favorite elements! 

I am listing the elements below for your easy reference:

1. background stamp: OK, so I love the Flower Bed Background stamp and didn't think I used it enough. I decided to stamp it on the grey stripe from Essential Rock Paper Pack.
At first, I thought it might be too busy, but with the grey color, it is not bad at all.

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2. die cut: when you have the coordinating die from "Weekend Doodles", you have to use it! I took the easy way out by stamping the wreath on pattern paper. The colors really gave this design a "lift"!

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3. pattern paper: you noticed that I used Live your Dream paper pack and Essential Rock Paper Pack.  When you feel slightly intimidated by the busy pattern paper, why not opt for subtle and simple colros and patterns?  

4. stencil and embossing paste: the textures from embossing past is just too fun. I applied the Altenew Embossing Paste and Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter
over "Feeling Dotty Stencil ". I highly recommend this Dina Wakely Ranger Media Tool as it makes stenciling much more controllable when it comes to spread paste in a small area.
hello gorgeous

6. embellishments/twines: remember twines? I nearly forgot that I have 3 HUGE rolls of twines that have been collecting dust on my shelf! Around 7-8 years ago, twines were on trend and like everyone else in crafting, I jumped on the bandwagon and ordered myself 3 HUGE rolls!!! Well, sad to say, I have never used them much since. I decided to use twines for the embellishments since this card is somewhat "rustic"! Hope to see the twines back on trend again (wink!).

Now I am going to say this to you: hey gorgeous, stay awesome!
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Linda BL said...

Love the gray on gray background with the glittery, dot accents. I just can't seem to remember to try stamping on patterned paper. Yours looks great! The twine bow embellishment is perfect with the gray. I am like you, I have a lot of twine sitting in the closet. I have smaller rolls, but lots of different colors. This will inspire me to get them out and use them! Very pretty card!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love all the little accents.. the dots, the twine! Beautiful!

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

I think all your favourite elements went together beautifully! Love the
"Weekend Doodles" wreath! I have lots of twine too, in the small spools,
and I do use them occasionally!

MelissaF said...

Beautiful card, love all these elements of pattern paper, dies, stamps ... thanks for inspiration - I’m going to try and use up some scraps and other bits on my messy craft table!

Cindy C. said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely card and your favorite elements!!

Harriet said...

yOUR background gave me an idea, thanks. I like your card, it' subtle!

Patti H. said...

So pretty, Virginia! Love the gray & the use of patterned paper. I need to use mine more often! Thanks for the inspiration!

Denise Bryant said...

Time to get my twine out! I love it and still use it occasionally! I have lots of different colors! Pretty card!

conil said...

I'd say, all five of these elements have come together to make one cohesive, fabulous card. Good job.

Sue D said...

Awesome. I like the stamping on the grey striped paper and the twine--I have a bunch too.