|Card Creations Vol 11, page 86|
Of course I had to riff on it because, well, it wasn't optional. It's such a great design! Rachel used lots of special touches, like the stitching around each square and the fab mixing and matching of colorful patterned paper combined with a gray sentiment. But that little heart by the sentiment...brilliant!
I've never been able to combine patterned paper so skillfully, so I, obviously, CASified (if you're new, that means Clean-And-Simplified). I pulled out my new Uniko Time set and used that fabulous spirograph flower...the smallest in the set. Still, it was big enough that I had to use a standard 5.5" x 4.25" card rather than the 5" square Rachel used.
I picked six bright, cheerful colors, stamped them onto punched squares, and colored clear bling with Sharpies to match. Then I used gray for the sentiment as she did, although I didn't add an embellishment next to the sentiment...it didn't need it given 1) how clean the card is and 2) the altered proportions of the card.
The wonderful thing about Rachel's classic design is that you can CASify it or complicate it...it will work with almost any style you want to throw at it. Shabby chic? No problem. Country-cutesy? Sure! Collage? It's practically begging for ephemera on inchies!
Thank you, Rachel, for making such an inspiring card!!
Why don't you give it a try this weekend?
For now, however, skip on over to Heather's blog for this week's One-Layer Wednesday Challenge: Borders. That's what I'm going to work on for Thursday!!!
stamps: Uniko Time
accessories: assorted Sharpies, clear rhinestones, dimensionals, square punch (I think 1 1/4")