|Girl's weekend in Chicago, 2014|
I have learned many things from Stacey and from Stacey's cards. She introduced me to hemp twine - she even showed me how to twirl it around fingers to get a multiple bow. She got me hooked on sequins. The one thing she hasn't quite taught me is the use of patterned paper. Patterned paper scares me - at least if I'm supposed to use more than one simple pattern. Stacey can add multiple and very varied patterns to her cards and it looks fabulous. I can buy the same papers, try to make a card with her sample card right in front of me - and I still can't make it look right!
For my birthday card to Stacey - I used twine and sequins, and I did challenge myself to use multiple patterns - three patterned papers and one big striped stamp.
Love how you pay tribute to birthday people by incorporating their style. Great job on Stacey's card :)ReplyDelete
How to make a card special to the person receiving it! Loved reading your story Kim. Funny, but I feel as you do about DSP and very rarely use it myself. I find ti scary, lol. You nailed this one!ReplyDelete
Beautiful card and pic of the two of you!!!ReplyDelete
What a great photo!! LOVE the layered papers and the stamps you used to make the gray patterned paper. Beautiful card!!ReplyDelete
I love how our friends challenge us to try things we wouldn't ordinarily do. Sometimes I think that's what this crazy, crafting journey is all about! I'm sure Stacey loved your original card as much as we enjoy seeing your beautiful recreation here!ReplyDelete
What a fun post Kim!! Loved reading your card story and I'm sure Stacey loved hers. Your second take is as cute as can be!!ReplyDelete
Kim, what a thoughtful post, highlighting for us Stacey's special talents. She most certainly has patterned paper expertise! Your card her: incredibly marvelous because you've showcased the very attributes that you love about Stacey's style...with results that are simply fabulous! She'll adore this card, as do I! The photo: priceless!ReplyDelete
What a fantastic card for Stacey! You are so lucky to meet up, I wish air travel from Canada was more affordable! You too look so cute together!ReplyDelete
Your card for Stacey is wonderful...especially if it is similar to this one! I too struggle with patterned papers but am starting to enjoy sequins. I love twine! Your blog is full of wonderful cards! :)ReplyDelete