Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Trashy Treasure

The Monday challenge at Stamp TV was to take something you normally throw out and make a artfully designed treasure from it. So I had to join this challenge and my first step was to shop in my waste basket. Inside I found a mesh bag from some Halos and several Dove chocolate wrappers and that was a big part of the design of my card today.

I used a base card of ivory and with a sponge tool added light blue color by using the Halo mesh bag like a stencil. Then I took the flourish from the Gina K. Designs stamp set which is in the Catherine Pooler Stamp of Approval collection and randomly added that image with Versafine Onyx Black ink. The sentiment is also from that set.

Next I made my flower. But first I glued the Dove wrappers onto red card stock and let it dry well before I die cut them with the Die'sire Forget Me Not 3D flower design. I made two of the larger die and one of the smaller one. They were then fastened together with a brad. But I popped the middle layer up with some pop dots to create more dimension. I then added this to the bottom intersecting flourish images. The last step was to add some red rhinestones randomly and more flourish design inside the card.

To better see the dimension and a little closer view I also added the photograph below of the card creation.

I rather like the Dove wrapper flower myself and I really like that flourish image. I am sure I will get lots of use from this awesome set of stamps.

Well, it is another rainy day but I am not complaining. We were so dry and this is just what we needed.  Thanks for stopping by and I so appreciate all your wonderful comments.

God bless,


Donna Ellis said...

How pretty, especially with the textures in your flower petals, Verna! The flourishes are quite unique with the little "berries" on the ends of the tendrils. But it is the sentiment that captivates me most at the moment :-) It's a beautiful card! hugs, de

kittykat3308 said...

Your card is beautiful. I really like the background that you made with the flourish stamp, So Pretty


Judy Woodland said...

First of all, let me just say that I am jealous that you got the Stamp of Approval set. It's gorgeous, you are a lucky girl. Also...how clever to use the Halo mesh, and the Dove foil. You are one smart lady!! Very nice card!

Barbara said...

Wow! You got the stamp of approval! Looks great on this card. Nice!

Donna Phelan said...

Love your title....and your creation! mmm Dove wrappers lol That's one heck of a flourish and I adore the sentiment(s) I am waiting for the mail man, fingers crossed!!!!

Shari M said...

This maade for a very pretty card. Love the whole thing.

Zelda C said...

Such a pretty card Verna and so creative! Love the sentiment.

Patti said...

WOW!! what a fun challenge! and how clever you are! to select the Dove wrappers!! this could be my favorite craft supply if I got to eat the chocolate first! giggles!! Your card is really beautiful! I think the use of the metallic wrapper is just brilliant.


Dawn S. said...

This is beautiful! Love the flower and the flourish.