Wednesday, February 22, 2017
hese white paper beads I made a while back. I made them white so they could be customized for a particular project. For this project I am wrapping them in decorative paper. I found the papers I needed in my Serendipity supply box. I decided to cut the beads in half, cover them with paper and then stitch them to my project incorporating beads in between them. It took a while to customize them with the paper I had chosen and will certainly find that a draw back when deciding to use the rest of them. The other option is to colour them when I make them but that may mean that they will never get used because they are not the right colour OR that I do not have enough to complete the project. So I am not sure which I the best way ahead but I will see how it goes and decide after I have used them. Therese
A few more cards I have created using images from old greeting cards that have been donated for refurbishing. For the first card, I trimmed out the cottage image and added a green scallop border on the right after I had punched each scallop with a 1/16" hole punch. It was created using some wax resist/watercolour background paper from my stash. I layered a rectangle of gold gift wrap to a brown card front and then added my embellished image. I added a green ribbon across the bottom gluing the ends to the inside of the card. I cut a very slim opening on the spine using my slot punch to slip the ribbon into. I layered a laser printed greeting over a brown die cut label and adhered to the front of my card using 3D foam tape.
For my second card, I trimmed the hummingbird image from an old card, layered it onto gold gift wrap, then onto an orange rectangle and finally onto a dark brown card. I stamped a greeting onto the image using green ink and my card was done!!
For my third card, I trimmed out the image, added a folded ribbon on the top right and layered on half of a silver label (SU). I layered a laser printed greeting onto a blue label and adhered it over the silver label. It is very different for me to put the greeting in that location but that was the space that was available. I find that using images from old card has be stretching myself creatively!!
A few more cards to add to my stash!!