Jay and I are going to a holiday party tonight with a few of his co-workers and friends. Part of the festivities is a white elephant or "real" gift exchange. One of the gals said to him, "Val's cards would be loved by the women".....well, I couldn't very well bring anything else, could I? He's bringing a white elephant gift to even things out. ;)
I still had the flowers out on my counter so I put them to use again and made a set of 6 blank cards that may be used for any occasion. They are all markered and spritzed with water before stamping onto ivory cardstock. A few spatters and edge distressing combined with 3 different ribbon (one with a clip, the other through an eyelet) or linen thread treatments completed the image panel. A smudge of Star Dust Stickles on the flower heads provide a little sparkle.
Image panels were die cut before stamping and layered onto a green apple die cut before adhering to the card base. Base is a Memory Box premade card in Robin's Egg Blue. Patterned paper by Basic Grey.
When finished they are simply put into a clear box and tied off with a ribbon and knot before putting into an anonymous Christmas bag. I may add a tag to the knot before the end of the day, we'll see.
And the rules are unlimited trading....wonder what we will come home with before the exchange is over?
Flowers by Hero Arts
Ink: Memento Desert Sand for edge distressing
Paper: Robins Egg Blue premade card base by Memory Box, Ivory and Green Apple by Gina K Designs
Other: Nestabilites Labels 14, Assorted Memento markers, water bottle, Star Dust Stickles, Linen thread by Normandy Linen and available at StarlitStudio, Seam binding ribbon, Dauber, Dimensional foam, Distressing tool, Clear Box