I started with a card base of Whisper White cardstock measuring 8-1/2" X 4-1/4" that was folded in half to make a 4-1/4" square card that opens at the bottom. I used one of my Square Dry Embossing Brass Templates, my Light Box, and my Dry Embossing Stylus to create a debossed (it dips down into instead of popping up off of the paper) frame for my image. I then used my Paper Piercer and Mat Pack to pierce holes just above the top of the debossed frame. The flower and sentiment from "Time Well Spent" are both stamped in Black Staz-On ink, and then colored using my Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Write Marker.
I punched out a piece of Turquoise Vellum and Whisper White cardstock using my 3/4" Circle Punch, layered them atop one another, and attached them using a sparkly Jumbo Turquoise Glitter Brad. I made these customized brads from Jumbo Silver Brads, Two-Way Glue, and Making Memories Turquoise Glitter. I attached the silver brads to a piece of thick cardboard (to keep the mess contained), then used my two-way glue pen to paint a circle of glue onto the center of the brads, then sprinkled the glitter over the top of the glue. After they dried, I used one to attach the two punched circles together to form the center of the flower, and added Dimensionals to it in order to lift the center off of the image.
I finished of the card with Silver Cording and Turquoise Dashes, Dots, & Checks Organdy Ribbon. I used my 1/4" Circle Punch to punch a half-circle notch in the fold of the card, then tied two pieces of cording in a knot. While holding the knot in place, I placed a strip of the organdy ribbon over it, then tied another knot in the cording to hold the organdy in place. Lastly, I trimmed the ends of the ribbon and cording to the desired length with my Cutter Bee Scissors.
That's it for today! Thanks for coming over to check out what I have been up to! I hope to be back tomorrow with a contribution for the Color Challenge. Until then......Hugs ~ Mercy
Stamps: Time Well Spent
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Staz-On Black
Accessories: turquoise marker, paper piercer, mat pack, silver brads, glitter, glue pen, cording, organdy ribbon, circle punches (1/4" and 3/4"), light box, brass template, stylus, dimensionals