Tuesday, September 2, 2014

No Greater JOY - Card Art


Greetings crafters, hope you "HAD" a nice summer. Can you believe we are already so close to the Fall season. I can't wait. I had a wonderful summer with lots of projects to keep me busy. Obviously one of those was not posting a card since June 19th was the last time I was here. We did however get a new roof installed on our home which took three weeks, we had a wonderful palm tree planted outside my craft window, and we painted the fence around our property in the front. Never a dull moment. I have made several cards and card art projects the past few months but just never got around to posting any of them. So, here is the unveiling of one of them I made for my sister in-law Debbie. Her home is decorated in shabby chic so I wanted to make an art card she could place in her home that would match her décor. She also has many (I think up to 19 or 20) décor items that have the word, "JOY" on them so I also wanted to add to that theme. Here is what I designed for her.

 
I started with a 6" x 6" white cardstock.  I then added the embossed white paper on top of the lower section.  I adhered that to the 8" x 8" mauve cardstock.  The pink paper I distressed, stitched on my sewing machine and added some white gesso so it would have that shabby chic look.  The long die on the left is a Spellbinders Antique Frame and Accents Die and the cross is from the Spellbinders Crosses Two.  I made the bird nest out of twine and added the three pink eggs.  The bird was a cardboard cut out and I added gesso to make it white.  There is a button and a butterfly in the upper right corner and the frame is from Marianne Design.  I came across the flowers at a rummage sale and they were made out of foam.  Kind of a different feel but they shabby chic up nicely with some gesso.  The scripture is from Papercraft Memories (see link on right side).  I also glued an easel on the back so it would stand up on a shelf.  That describes most of the card and if you have any questions, feel free to leave me a comment.  Blessings, Sherrie

SUPPLIES I USED
Stamps: Word Art Wednesday Scripture 
Accessories: Spellbinders: Crosses Two, Antique Frame and Accents Die; Marianne Design Window Frame