Thursday, June 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Julie!! (a birthday blog hop)

(Second Post today---for Sketches In Thyme Sketch reveal scroll down!!!)

Today is one of the owners of Creative Accents, Julie’s birthday!! So the Seriously Creative Design Team have organized a blog hop to celebrate! If you haven’t come here from the beginning of the hop, you can go Here to start hopping!

I made this card for Julie because I know she really likes flowers and I was dying to use my new Hero Arts (Basic Grey) stamp!! I love it :) I think I must’ve been dreaming of summer when I made this card too! It’s quite beachy ;)



Here’s what I learned:

When you stamp this with embossing ink, and use Distress embossing powder, it has a pretty good resemblance to sand.

I shouldn’t second guess my paper/fabric/embellishment choices because this was the first project I’ve made in a long time that I didn’t start out with 5 different choices of paper to use and then had to decide which ones to use . I swear because of that, it only took me like half an hour to make this card! Including picking my paper!

sometimes it’s okay to not stamp your image perfectly. In this case it made it look kinda shabby and distressed, and I really like the look of it :)

scrap fabric makes good flower leaves, so don’t throw those scraps away!

I hope you enjoyed your blog hop Julie!! Enjoy your day off! Now you can hop on over to Tanya's Blog to see what fabulous things she has in store for you!

Sarah you are here!
... Tanya

Well that’s it for me! Don’t forget to go to the Creative Accents facebook page and wish Julie a happy birthday!!


Hill Top Creations said...

Half an hour come on Sarah This is great. Love it. Well done. Take Care

Graphicat said...

LOL!! i love your "heres what I learned" section!! :) Not too old to learn new tricks huh?? ;o) Gorgeous shabby chic card girl! You are amazing at stamping and now cardmaking too!

Roxy said...

Very cool card, love the shabby look, and I'm with Cheri, I really like the "here's what I learned"!

Anonymous said...

Love your card, half an hour, OMG! You rocked it! Fabulous card. The "what I've learned" sections is awesome.

Anonymous said...

WOW Sarah! Your cad ROCKS! I love it! YOu should make more cards because they are beautiful!!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Love the card... unique combo... a touch of blue... just pops... awesome Sarah... TFS...hugs...xoxo

Eulanda said...

Wow I just love this Sarah! I like the grunginess of it and that border of flowers is gorgeous!! Great bday card! hugs!

ms.espresso said...

Okay, I knew it would come to this eventually... but now I NEED that stamp! Fabulous card, love the textures & colours here!