It’s that time of the month again…. Papertrey’s Blog Hop!
This time, the challenge is to incorporate anything shiny or high gloss in our paper crafting project. I was a bit stumped at first since I am not really a “technique” kind of crafter. All I want is to create clean, simple and pretty projects in as little time as possible. But thanks to Maile’s inspiration here, I realized I can simply use my glossy accents to create a shiny embellishment. Here is the photo inspiration for this month…
And here is my card…
There were 4 things I realized while making this card (which was totally inspired by Dawn’s card here)
- Leave It Be is a gorgeous and versatile set. This is the leaf set I have been waiting for!
- It is my first time trying Fine Linen ink and I love it! It is a lighter version of kraft and perfect for the non-green leaves I tend to gravitate to.
- I love open square frames. They add interest while still leaving a lot of white space.
- I am okay with CASE-ing or being inspired by other people’s work. I only have a few hours a week to get crafty so I want to actually spend them creating something rather than being bogged down with coming up with something really original which I may not like in the end. I prefer to know how my finished work would more or less look like when I’m done. For me, that is time well spent.
I used Papertrey’s Leave It Be and Mum’s The Word stamp and die, Slide Frame die, a sentiment from one of the Fillable Frames sets, Hawaiian Shores cardstock and patterned paper and inks (fine linen, dark chocolate and berry sorbet).
Here is a close up of my glossy frame (tried my best to capture it in the photo).
I really like how this card turned out. That card by Dawn was one of the reasons I bought the slide frame die and Leave It Be set. I cannot wait to try the same design with the other floral sets I have.
Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!