March 16, 2014

A SPIN ON HAPPY

Remember the card with the bee medallion I showed you a few days ago?


Well, I had so much fun making the bee medallion, I couldn't wait to try it again with DSP of a very different look. I chose an old retired favorite that was Real Red and Very Vanilla. One side was a very very bold print that I'd intended to use as my main image, centering the print exactly on each of the 1 1/4" punches. However, when I started to fold the eight "petals" and lay them on my work surface, one flipped to the "wrong" side. 

What an absolute DELIGHT!

Adhering the "wrong" side down to create the medallion, a nice clean medallion indeed is what you get. BUT, if you let the "wrong" side in all its crazy 3-D glory be the main focus of the medallion, a very different -- DELIGHTFUL! -- look you achieve! And I fell -- CRASH! -- in love.


Do you see what I mean?? The flippy parts are what would be glued down flat on the other side! Aren't they adorable this way?? And the added bonus doing it "wrong" is that you get to enjoy the FLIP side of the DSP also. And, in this case, who doesn't adore polka dots?

I didn't immediately put this medallion together. Just let it ferment {in my brain} for a few days. 

All of a sudden, I had a real breakthrough! The Floral Frames Collection Framelits have eight points, right?? Quick. Run down to the Creation Station. Sure enough! Eight points! Too much excitement to bear. 

Color, color. Red and ivory are just too plain. What would make this really pop? Of course, BLACK! 

Woo hoo! I went to work. 

And this was my final result:




The final card measures 4 1/4" x 4 1/4". If you don't want to pay the extra postage a square envelope would require, it fits wonderfully inside a traditional A2 envelope. With the Envelope Punch Board, you could even make one to match!

I'M SO EXCITED!!

Smiles.





8 comments:

  1. I really like this.....so pretty.....now to think of things to use it for. :) Gentle Joy

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  2. I love your card. The way the kite folds came out is great! Hmmm, might have to try this one.

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  3. Great!!!!!! I love your 3D photos of the card. This is indeed a HAPPY card!

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  4. Hi Linda, Lovely cards! I am partial to anything with bees and honey comb print ;) Hope your having a great week! Thanks for sharing at the party. I need to make a few cards sometime. I made some spring banners with paper yesterday. Happy Spring!!
    Theresa @DearCreatives

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  5. I love this "wrong" way a lot! Your friend, Linda Pinning.

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing this post at the Say G'Day Saturday linky party! As always, you always share such wonderful creations!

    Hope you can join in again tomorrow.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  7. Класс! Просто и со вкусом! Спасибо за участие в проекте Рукодельное кафе!

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