Welcome to the CTMH July Spotlight Blog Hop! This month we are spotlighting the Color-Ready Kraft Borders. These come in a handy pack of 50, with several different border patterns and with each at 12" long, you have so many choices. These borders can be stamped (like I did on my card above), inked, embossed, or left as is, and they are self-adhesive which is perfect to add a quick border to any project. Love these!
You may have arrived from Wendy's blog, but don't worry if you didn't because this is a circular hop, so it doesn't matter where you begin.
For my card, I started with stamping with Black ink using a small damask pattern from Damask Tiles onto my Color-Ready Kraft Border and built my card from there. I love how the Kraft color peeking through works so well with the Creme Brulee color.
I used the Two-Step Backgrounds to make my patterned paper. I'm loving my background stamp sets, so I've been putting them to good use a fair amount lately. Gotta get your bang for the buck, I tell ya! I love backgrounds just for that reason. You can totally create and then re-create something entirely different with them. But I digress... ;)
About my felt flower; I recently got a new washer and dryer set from Sears for our new home and they had large pieces of black felt wrapped around each of their tops measuring about 1 metre x 1 metre. I totally saw the potential in this "packaging material" and saved it to use it in my scrapbooking. You can find tutorials on how to make these flowers, but basically I cut a rough circle by hand (about 3-4" in size), then cut it in a spiral starting from the outside and working in towards the center. Then I just used my very old glue gun to glue it together and then added some white stamens to the center. Easy peasy.
I hope you enjoyed my card. Please continue along the hop to Mary's blog to see what she did with the Color-Ready Kraft Borders!
Happy creating! :)
Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Colonial White, Black, Creme Brulee CS
Stamps: You & Me, Two-Step Backgrounds, Damask Tiles
Inks: Black, Creme Brulee
Embellishments: Color-Ready Kraft Border -scallop shape, Mocha Opaques adhesive pearls, Black felt (unknown), White Pearl Stamen (Wedding Garden)
Punches: 2" scallop circle, 2 1/4" circle (EK)
Other: Glue gun (unknown), 3D foam tape, ScorTape (ScorPal), Micro-tip scissors