Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Inspiration Station - Celebrating with scrapbooking

Hello, everyone! Aurelie here today for another instalment of Let's Capture Our Memories' Inspiration Station - where I aim to inspire by being inspired. Today, it's all about being inspired by celebrating those we love most. You know, the ones for whom we make cards for those special occasions. Before I started scrapbooking, I always LOVED to go shopping in card stores to find that perfect card for that perfect someone on that special occasion. But ever since scrapbooking has become such an integral part of my life, cardmaking has become somewhat of a ritual for me for certain people in my life. This past week, such a friend celebrated her birthday. And even though I am a bit late in offering her this card, I thought I'd show it to her first here, with all of you - So, Isabelle E, you are the best and I love you to bits! Can't wait to give you this card in person!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Now, for those of you who know me best, you know how much I L-O-V-E patterned paper. But for this card, I opted to go snoop in my stash of washi tapes to liven things up. Quick and easy, I chose a few rolls in the same kind of colours, stuck them on a piece of vellum which I then hand-stitched on a smaller piece of cardstock. After adhering that piece to a cardstock card base, I then die-cut a corrugated cardboard heart using a Tim Holtz die and my Cuttlebug, inked in with some Ranger Distress ink, tied a piece of DMC floss around it and stuck it directly onto the washi tape. A few splats of Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze later, I found those two Studio Calico heart wood veneer embellies, and stamped my sentiment on cardstock using one of my favourite Stampin' Up stamp sets. And there you have it. Hope she likes it! ;)

Happy scrapping! 


Unknown said...

I LOVE IT!!!! And I can't wait to add it to my collection of cards from you over the years! Love you to bits too! ~Isabelle E

Majo said...

Such a sweet card, love it ♥

Gisèle said...

sweet card :)

Beatrice Lawson said...

Sweet card Aurelie, and great way to use washi - I love hoarding it but never seem to use it!!