Friday, March 16, 2012

Freestyle Fridays

Friday has come around again and it seems to have done so at a super fast pace. Is it due to the time change or the rapid speed the snow is melting?  Maybe it's just age! Regardless, I'll be welcoming Spring with open arms.  I'm tired of wearing a winter coat and boots. 

In honor of the beginning of a new season next week I came up with this card.

When I first started out I had nothing!  Not an ounce of creativity was coming to me.  Even leafing through an inspiration book that I've made with favorite layouts and cards didn't help.  So I went to an old stand by, the Stampin' Up catalog.  I wanted to use a product that had been neglected and came upon the Fun Flowers Bigz XL Die.  All it took was the tiny little photo on page 214.  Then I grabbed some Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper from this year's Sale-A-Bration and set to work.  The base is Always Artichoke.  An inside layer of Very Vanilla with the edges sponged a little with Always Artichoke would make a nice finishing touch.

I ran the paper through the Big Shot with the Houndstooth Folder.  This is actually the DE-bossed side.  For the flower I layed all the pieces together with some mounting tape to give some dimension.  I did curl the edges with my bone folder before doing that.  The  bottom piece was also ran through the Big Shot with the Sizzix Loops and Rick Rack decorative strip.  I think this die will soon become a favorite.

The flower is such a major focal point I didn't feel the need to add a sentiment or even a stamped image.  Sometimes it's not necessary.  Hope you agree.

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

Regina since Sale-A-Bration is coming to an end at the end of the month now would be a perfect time for you to create a project using the Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper since we probably won't ever have it available again.  And, you should use it alot, not just a little. And as always, have fun doing so.  No need to use the vacuum this time :)

See Ya Next Week!


Jacoline Fitzgerald said...

Oh Julie this is so gorgeous. You used so many techniques and they all look great together and I agree with you that the Big Shot border that you used will become very popular in the future because it looks fabulous. I do have that border and now I will use it to enhance my cards. I also like that you used the debossed side of the embossing folder. It gives the card a different effect. Thank you so much for your always creative idea's I just love the card.

Regina Andari - said...

Julie, your card is really pretty, and I love the big flower!!! I agree that sometimes no sentiment is needed, which makes it easier to choose a pretty card from your stash to send for any event/occasion. Great job, once again! I accept my mission to create something with Everyday Enchantment DSP and look forward to fulfilling the mission!

Cath said...

What a sweet card, Julie! I'm so glad you linked your blog up to the Moxie Fab World Blogroll. It will be great to stop by and say "hello" from time to time!