Hello, hope you all are having a great day! The weather here is thankfully not so darn hot and muggy, which means that we can have the a/c off, and the windows wide open! I just love to hear the birds singing, and the wind blowing in the trees. Don't get me wrong, I love air conditioning on those hot and steamy days!
I wanted to share a fun card project I made for a girl friends birthday card. She loves anything beach related (so do I!), so I thought this fun vintage graphic of a bathing beauty would be perfect. Of course, I got it over at the Graphics Fairy, love, love, love her site! And I also found the neat vintage sheet music over there, which I thought was especially appropriate, as it was titled "By the Crystal Sea".
I began with a brown cardstock card, then I attached the copy of sheet music (which I tore some of the edges of, love that look!), and lightly inked the edges. I then cut out the image of the woman with decorative scissors, and mounted it on blue textured cardstock cut in the same scalloped edge design. I used used an ordinary glue stick for the adhesive.
love shells, and so does my friend, so I thought they would be the perfect adornment on the card. I used those thick foam adhesive squares (can't think of the name right now, and I am too lazy to run down to my craft room & check!) to stick the shells on the braided trim.
As one last bit of embellishment, I added this pretty dimensional orchid sticker. I found a bunch of these, from Martha Stewart, at that same scrapbooking store in Maui. We have lots of Martha's crafting items here in Michigan, but I have never seen the orchid stickers here. They even came pre-glittered!
The Graphics Fairy Karen has a ton of gorgeous graphics to share!
I am linking this project up with Brag Monday over at The Graphics Fairy. Be sure to check it out!
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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!