Hello my friends. Today the card on offer is made from HOTP papers. It was one of those complete kits that used to be on QVC back in the day. It is not my usual card although I do love these papers as they co-ordinate very nicely with each other.
So I chose some papers that called out to me to be used and I started constructing the card. The black strip is a shimmery paper that also comes in the pack. The glycine envelope was also in the kit. i inked its edges with black soot distress ink as I did with the edges of all the papers.
I also stamped around edges with stitches stamps that were also part of the kit. I stamped best wishes on the tag. The main sentiment is die cut with a crealis die and I inked it with twisted citron and shabby shutters distress ink while still in the die. I also went round with a fine black micron pen. I matted it and added a small paper ribbon. Finally I added the brad eyelet.
As a final embellishment I also added card candy which is made from pearlescent card and is also shimmery.
I followed the same process for the sentiment inside. The paper strip is matted on the black shimmery paper and also stamped with a zigzag type of stitch stamp.
So in the end I felt pleased that I had still incorporated some stamping in this card, Theresa xx.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Simon says Stamp Monday challenge - use patterned papers (HOTP)
Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge - add some shimmer
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Papers - june patterned papers
Pile it on challenge - something old, something new, something blue (old: paper kit. new: stamps hadn't been used, blue: paper)