Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Sticker Card

Supplies used - Memory Stor DP from Costco, Mary Englebert sticker from Michaels, pink staples, misc pearl ribbon.
I do a challenge with a dear friend of mine, Joanne of SleepyinSeattle fame, every month to get each other to use our obscure, hoarded embellishments or to try a technique not used in forever. For the month of March, we decided on stickers. And even though I had all month to do it, I'm finally getting it posted!! Before March is over!! TA DA!! This card has no stamping on it, and I used DP that DH got me from Costco (which by the way was a spontaneous and unexpected gesture on his part -- he just came home with this huge satchel of DP, he rocks, huh?!!). The card features a round circle and round scalloped circle that I made with my Nestibilities dies. It's mounted on dimensional tape, and layered over said DP. It's adorned with some lacy pearl ribbon that I got at a flea market many moons ago. I made and attempt at the shabby-chick look to go along with the sticker I chose. Sort of a vintage, old fashioned thing going on. The sticker is from the $1.00 bin at Michael's that I picked up last year. They are Mary Englebert stickers, come three to a packet, and have at least 3 layers of dimension to them. They're really very cool!! These pics are my attempt to get a photo for you of their dimension. The bow is made from the same pack of DP I spoke of above. I cut a strip of the paper and misted it with water, crunched it all up, opened it up and smoothed it out. I sprayed it with water again and repeated those steps one more time. Next I twisted the damp, opened-up strip of paper in the middle enough so I could tie it into a knot. I then flared out the ends and trimmed it at each end so it was shaped like a bow. When I had it shaped like I wanted, I just blasted it with my heat gun so it would hold it's shape (works kind of like paper mache). Then I adhered it to my card with some Zip Dry glue. I stapled it in a couple of the corners and sponged the creme colored panel just a tad with Colorbox Sienna cat eye chalk ink. And that pretty much did it! Thanks for stopping by!!


Julia Aston said...

Oh!!! Fun shabby chic project Anne! love how you made the cs bow and all the great colors on this!!

Joan Ervin said...

What an awesome card, Anne....I love all the fun stickers, papers, and colors!!! Your DH is a keeper, for sure!!!