This week's Free for All challenge asks us to use eyelets. I don't use eyelets often anymore, but I sure have a nice stash of them! I still set mine the old-fashioned way (no fancy setter for me), so this was a great excuse to raid my husband's toolbox and hammer away my frustrations!
I used one of my favorite two-sided Authentique papers to create the background and flowers. I die cut the flowers and added red flower-shaped eyelets to the centers. I distressed the petals with Antique Linen Distress Ink, then rolled the edges of the flowers to add dimension. I stamped the sentiment directly on the background paper by first inking the stamp with Versamark and then inking with Memento Rich Cocoa. I attached the panel to a Natural White card base, then added three pearls to highlight the sentiment. I adhered the centers of the flowers to the background paper and added Glossy Accents over the eyelets to add some shine. Quick and easy!
Registered: March 11, 2008 Location: Sacramento, California Posts: 39835
Fri, Mar 08, 2013 @ 3:06 PM
What a darling card.....so clean, simple and fun! Love your polka dotted flowers with the eyelet centers. Fabulous card. TFS :0)
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Registered: May 31, 2008 Location: Seattle Posts: 14542
Sat, Mar 09, 2013 @ 11:32 AM
Great use of eyelets! This is sure to cheer the recipient into good health!
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Registered: April 16, 2008 Location: Sherwood, Oregon Posts: 2768
Sat, Mar 09, 2013 @ 6:27 PM
This is a sweet card that will definitely cheer up the recipient. The paper you used for the flowers is wonderful against the warm Kraft color, and the pearls nicely highlight the sentiment. Very nice!