Friday, January 6, 2012

Freestyle Fridays In The New Year

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!!!  My poor little blog has been so neglected over the holidays. My apologies to you all.  But most of all, a HUGE apology to Regina for not posting her last completed mission. To see how she fared with it PLEASE Click Here and kindly leave her your thoughts.  When you're there have a look around.  She sure has been busy.

It's that time of year when we like to thank all our loved ones for the most fabulous, and not so fabulous, gifts left for us under the festive tree or even mailed.  To start the new year off right why not send them a Thank You card.  Here's one that I came up with.  Sorry for the very small watermark.  My husband surprised me with Canon Rebel T3I for my birthday and a telephoto lens for Christmas.  Even the bells and whistles have bells and whistles.  Oh but what fun I am having learning and experimenting!

The base is Cherry Cobbler. To that I added a layer of River Rock that was first sprayed with 3M Easy Mount and laid a piece of tissue paper over it.  I used a brayer over that to get a flat, or as close to flat, surface as I could. This tissue was used to wrap one of my Christmas gifts so I will be using it sparsely since I only have one sheet so only those special cards will be adorned with it. 

I got out my Tear Drop Circles Nestabilities and did one in Cherry Cobbler and River Rock.  To the River Rock piece I threaded Cherry Cobbler Seam Bidding and attached it to the back with a simple piece of scotch-tape and adhered to the Cherry Cobbler layer with foam mounts.  Of course, before all that was done I embossed the Thanks from the stamp set Thank You Kindly in Cherry Cobbler Embossing Power and added a few butterflies using the Embosslit Beautiful Wings.

On the inside I layered it with River Rock and stamped the flower from Creative Elements fully inked and stamped it two more times without re-inking.  I really like this effect for inside a card.

********REGINA'S MISSION********

Regina, your mission this week, should you choose to accept it, and I PROMISE to post it next week, is to make a 'thanks' project for someone special in your life.  Your challenge will be to use tissue paper in some form or other.  

Regina has been super busy making tutorials for Craft Project Central.  If you are not familiar with it Click Here for a chance to get a free pass.  So hurry, time is running out to enter.

See Ya Next Week!


Regina Andari - said...

Julie, your card is so pretty--so elegant. Love the color combo and the seam binding detailing that you added to the center die cut. Great job, my friend!

Jacoline Fitzgerald said...

Oh Julie I just love this card. Your colours are fabulous together and the inside was finished so creatively. I love that effect too. I can't wait to see what Regina did over the holidays and what she creates for her mission next week. Wonderful work dear friend.