Inspiration from Melissa

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

a word for you

 @ our church when it's our turn to greet, we are asked to send a note of encouragement to a missionary that our church supports. Well, i've ALWAYS wanted to stamp them a cute card when it's my turn and jus never get it done. this time i did. i hope it brings a smile to their face in their third world country and that they can sense my admiration for what they do.

This is a rather large card as we receive an addressed envelope and it's business size. so i made it fit just right!

for the first time EVA i sewed on my card what do you think eh? nifty! i don't actually own that beautiful punch 'lace ribbon border'.... but, when i went to convention we got to use it on the projects we made so punched up my scraps!! took them home and now had the perfect spot to use it!
the flower above was made using the flower folds die in the big shot. after i cut that i ran each layer through the crimper 2X to break down the paper fibers so it crumples 'super' nice. the paper is so much softer when u are done doing that. can you tell what the center of that flower is??? I actually took a small strip of the timeless portrait designer fabric and twisted it into a tight circle thingy! used sticky strip underneath to hold it awesomely snug. then laid a string off of my pearl sheet right around the edges of the fabric.

paper: soft suede textured, naturals ivory, lucky limeade, cherry cobbler, island indigo
ink: island indigo, cherry cobbler (markers)
stamps: a word for you
tools: big shot, flower fold die, lace ribbon punch, crop a dile, sewing machine
tools: soho designer hardware(retired), pearls, timeless portrait fabric, sticky strip

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