The requirements for this week's challenge was to "Create a project using something that you've made yourself, rather than buying from a store (ie: Twine, Washi Tape). Make sure to include 3 different colors in the project." On this card, the "something homemade" includes two items. The ivory lace flower, and the pearl center used on the flower. The pearl center is a new technique I learned. It is actually created with 6 small pearls of the same color, one larger pearl of a contrasting color, and strands of "mini" pearls (3mm) that you can cut to your desired length. These mini pearls should be a color that contrasts with the 6 small pearls. To see a video on how to create these go HERE . One thing that I did that was different from the tutorial, was I used "Glossy Accents" instead of a glue gun. The jury's still out on which method is better.
For the card, I also used Spellbinder's Nestabilities Labels Twenty-Five with some black cardstock to "frame" the word "Giggle", along with some pop-dots to give it some dimension. On that frame, I added a Tim Holtz metal LEAF, along with some of his tissue tape across the bottom of the card. I finished it up using 3 of the MM Bravissimio pearls along the upper left side, and finally adding the "smile..." in silver Thickers, which connects to a quote on the inside of the card!
I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Linky Party - #90 ~ Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge - Challenge 41~ Bingo
Get Hippity with Ippity - Challenge 21 ~ Flower & Leaves
Thanks to all who stopped by today and left a comment.
Hope you have a wonderful day,