Many years ago, I saw a beautiful card in a magazine and the focal image was an acorn and leaf made out of wire. It added a very interesting touch to the card.
I’ve also been seeing We R Memory Keeper’s Happy Jig in more recent magazines and when I finally saw it at Joanne’s in February, I picked one up. Little did I know that wire would come in handy for making face masks with a nose clamp!
This week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch made me pull out the Happy Jig and the wire that I have left and create a wreath element with Altenew’s Peony Dream 3D Floral Layering Die.
I made a home décor project similar to this last year using an embroidery hoop from my stash and die cut flowers and leaves. I had that hanging on my front door for months. It made me happy every time I looked at it!
Usually I use my ink pads to create the colored card stock I need for my layered dies, but today I dug into my stash for those pieces of card stock that have come to me in card kits that I have left over. These aren’t colors I would have created to layer together, but they work just fine and my stash is just a little smaller for it!
The sentiment is from the Paint-a-Flower: Anemone stamp set. There are truly beautiful sentiments in that stamp set!
I love adding a touch of black with brightly colored images. The black almost feels like an anchor toning down the brightness just a touch. It gives your eye a place to rest!
Here it the sketch for this week’s Paper Craft Crew challenge:
You can see that I changed the rectangle frame to a wire hoop and added a giant floral focal piece in place of the small circle and grasses. I also added a small black strip of cardstock in place of the smaller pennant.
The layering dies are a great way to use up cardstock scraps. They work well with patterned paper too. The pattern often adds interesting texture or dimension to the floral images.
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I’m delighted that you stopped by. Please leave a comment and let me know if you’ve ever used metal elements on your cards!