Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Faux Pas and Softs

I know! It's New Year's Eve. I should be moving on to other card themes. But who can resist stamping up NEW STAMPS!? Among the bounty of "Bubble" items I received another PowerPoppy stamp set. Who can't love bottle brush trees!? So.. as I thought about bottle brush trees and I then thought of using Flower Soft!

I have to admit there was more 'drying time' than actual card making time with this. I employed a couple non-traditional card making items: nail polish, "tinsel", and polystyrene (Styrofoam). And full disclosure: I only had one tree-appropriate color: Green Flower Soft. I had to 'make do' with DIY "Flower Soft"...Take two pieces of white Styrofoam and rub them together and - TADA! Your very own pile of white "flower soft".  It works and it's easy and CHEAP cheep!

Has this ever happened to you? I don't see a GLARING omission or gaffe on a card until I take the photo! I had this post ready to roll when I uploaded the image only to realize I had not colored in all the tree stands. I guess I was blinded by the glare of the garland, overcome by the nail polish fumes, or low on caffeine. I would blame it on a combination of glare/fumes/body chemistry but this is not the first time I thought a card was 'complete' only to have to repair or redo when taking a look at the photo. You would think those faux pas would jump off the card stock In Real Life!


Card details: Flower Soft. Smooch. Tinsel/garland AKA Gold Mylar strip. Nail Polish.

Bottle Brush Soft
~Base card Simply Chartreuse by PaperTrey Ink
~Strip of Gina K heavy white card stock - edges distressed using TH 370 Paper Distresser  (kinda looks like snow!)
~Hero Arts Dots embossing folder
~Red OPI nail polish (ornaments on left tree)
~Smooch: Gold Lame, (ornaments on tallest white tree) Sassy Pink (ornaments on shorter white tree)
~Strip of gold metallic Mylar
~Fine green glitter (used in tiny amount on tallest green tree) 
~Green fine Flower Soft
~White faux Flower Soft (Styrofoam)
~Copics
~Sentiment: PowerPoppy Poinsettia
~Image: PowerPoppy Bottlebrush Holiday (thank you sista Gail!)
Challenges | Inspirations
Cards und More - Christmas
Inky Chicks - winter wonderland
Dream Valley - Christmas
Tip Top Tuesday - make your own (made my own white Flower Soft)

Here's to 'making do', tree groves, and keeping Christmas alive!

Thanks for clicking by!

Nancy in Iowa


5 comments:

  1. Love the home made flower soft AND your card! Going to have to try that for the flower soft now. Cute and pretty, pretty card.
    Lynn

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  2. A great card, thanks for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday.
    Lorraine DT

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  3. Lovely card, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

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  4. Hee hee Cute Christmas card. The added accent to the tree is a great touch. I do adore those textures snowflakes too. Thanks for playing in our Peep Of The Week!

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  5. A cute Christmas Card. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley challenge. Marlene

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