Hello there :)
I'm still basking in the glorious sun and seventy degree temps here, love it!! When I sat down to create my card today i never dreamed it would cover as much as it does. Usually I'm a one card one challenge kind of girl, but not today.
First I'm playing with CAS-ual Fridays which is what I set out to do lol. The challenge there is to use a ribbon loop or tab.
Once I was thinking about what I wanted to make I remembered seeing this super cute stamp at A Day For Daisies . Well Once I got there I saw they were doing a texture challenge . . easy enough :) Then in the midst of the craftiness I realized I could use this image to create an OWH Hero card, yay!! If you aren't familiar with Operation Write Home and would like to know more click HERE
So here it is
I colored the leaves with shabby shutters, peeled paint, and forest moss. The flowers with tumbled glass, broken china, and faded jeans. Last the tree trunk with antique linen, brushed corduroy, and walnut stain.
One all the coloring was done I glued the pieces onto the base. I popped the flowers and tree trunk up on foam. The tree was popped so I could wrap the ribbon (Paper Studio) around it. I added stardust stickles to the flowers and because it is a OWH card I also covered them in glossy accents. This ensures the glitter will not come off on our soldiers. I added some daffodil pearls (Craftaroo) to the flower centers.
I stamped the sentiment with black soot and embossed with clear to add another element of texture.
I appreciate you all coming to see me :) For all my OWH Ladies (or anyone who thinks this image is adorable) the wonderful Tammi at A Day for Daisies has this listed as a freebie along with 2 other ribbon trees and some other cute stamps. ENJOY!!