Monday, January 19, 2015

Friends and Square Cards (01/19/15)

Hello and happy Monday!  It's a holiday here in the States and I am off work in honor of Martin Luther King.  Today's post is about the new Friends of Speedy TV challenge to make a square card.  So my card is square, with square layers and a little bit of distressing!  Have I told you that I love square cards.  My favorite number is four and I love how all the lines and corners are so neat and tidy!

I played with different patterns and textures here and I really like the result.  Not to mention, two discriminating 8 year olds thought my card was "pretty cool" as well!  I really enjoy soliciting my daughters opinion and it's even better when her friends are over.  After they saw my card, they asked for silk flowers and ribbon to embellish their sewing projects that they were working on.  Creativity inspires creativity!

I sort of popped up my sentiment with glue dots.  I contemplated layering the glue dots for more of a lift.  I ended up not doing that and I think I achieved enough separation between my embossed sentiment and the backing patterned paper.

Thanks for stopping by and won't you play along?  There is a guest designer spot and a discount up for grabs.  Good luck!

Details - Stamps: Chicken Wire (MFP), Lots of Words (MFP); Paper: Very Vanilla, Tempting Turquoise, Vellum, MME Adventure dp; Ink: Versamark, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede; Accessories: Gold ep, paper snips, MM edge distresser, sponge dauber, Scor-tape, Gold cording, glue dots, stampin' dimensionals.


Janine said...

Toni - what a sunny looking card for a chilly Monday. Enjoy your extra day home.

p.s. I have added it to the team post.

Jane said...

Love your square card Toni! Lots of fun papers.

kReN said...

That paper really leads the eye to your sentiment and makes it pop! Clever use of dp!

Stampsnob. said...

Well done , the perspective is pulling me right into the birthday party in the center ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Lis