I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday weekend! I also hope you get a chance to stamp a little this weekend. Today’s post is inspiration for those of us that have bits and pieces laying around our work area. Monday I posted my first design featuring the Lovely Words Thinlits and Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper.
I had quite a bit of pieces that didn’t make the cut on my first design. (cheeky grin) When I cut the “friend” in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer I used a strip and the leftover “negative friend” called to me to make something with it. That is what gave inspiration for this design.
BASE: I have fallen in love with the new In Color Lemon Lime Twist and I went with the same color combination from my first card. (Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist – hey what do you know……they are all In Colors) I started with the Powder Pink base embossed with another fun new Textured Impressions Embossing Folder–Polka Dot Basics. The random dots give a float-y feel. [I don’t know if that’s a word but I’m going with it. Lol!]
BAND: Here is the first hint of the soft and fun color combination. I started with a band of Flirty Flamingo. For another subtle texture I used the Faux Suede technique. Next I added a very narrow band of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer (and I do mean narrow……that’s all it needed, sparkle layer #1). Then I finished the trio with some of the new Lemon Lime Twist 1/2″ ribbon. It is similar in look to grosgrain ribbon only lighter in weight, very pliable and very soft. Sweet!
OVAL SENTIMENT: This looks simple but there are some little tricks to pull it off……okay here we go. 1) Cut a Lemon Lime Twist oval (Layering Ovals Framelits). 2) Cut the Flirty Flamingo narrow oval frame (first the Lovely Words Thinlits, then oval from Layering Ovals Framelits). 3) Cut strip of Flirty Flamingo same width as Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer words (a little longer to trim later). 4) “dry fit” the oval frame and friend negative (sparkle layer #2) onto the Flirty Flamingo strip then glue each to the strip (I recommend either Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue or the Fine-Tip Glue Pen). Then trim the FF strip to match the oval frame. Woohoo! We’re almost done. Finally, place the completed oval over the band with Dimensionals and top the with a small Rhinestone for the final touch of sparkle layer #3.
I appreciate you stopping by today and hope you enjoyed my “leftover” make it work design. Have a great holiday weekend!!!
- STAMP: None
- PAPER: Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
- INK: None
- ACCESSORIES: Thinlits–Lovely Words | Framelits–Layering Ovals | Textured Impressions Embossing Folder–Polka Dot Basics | 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon–Lemon Lime Twist | Basic Jewels–Rhinestones
Sparkly Hugs, Carol