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Friday, February 13, 2015

Always

Woohoo, am I ever happy that Friday is here!!! Can you tell it's been a long week? The hubby has a 3-day weekend, it's mid-winter break next week so I get extra cuddles and time with my oldest, and yesterday was just a comedy of errors so here's to a new day, Friday and Friends with Flair!!!

Today I'm sharing a card I made for a swap and the theme was to try a new technique. I didn't know what I wanted to try until I saw these great burlap cards at Joann's from DCWV. They had regular burlap and a package of brights. I was naturally drawn to the package of brights with turquoise, green and pink.
I have never stamped on burlap before so I thought I'd try an acrylic paint in gold and generously covered my stamp in gold paint and stamped it onto the burlap. Even though I had put a lot of paint on my stamp the burlap really soaked it in so I had to go over the heart with a sponge and add more paint and then over the always with a paintbrush dipped in the paint to bring out the details. The heart is from Unity's Beautifully Confused and the Always is from Unity and Donna Downey's 'Adore' Words. I added some flowers with a gold sequin center to finish the cards off. I think these would work nicely for guy valentines!

Once again I got creative with my envelopes as well. The Snoopy stamp is from Stampabilities but all of the other stamps are from Unity. The happy day and zigzag stars on the back of the envelope are from the May 2014 SMAK kit Day Dreaming. The clouds and banner on the front are from Unity's Playground kit. The flowers on the bottom by Snoopy are from Unity's A to Z Coordinates.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Crystal

18 comments:

Beth F. said...

Your card is beautiful! Such a unique card base and I love that you told us how the stamping worked for you on it. I also LOVE how you decorated those envelopes! That would put a smile on anyone's face!
Beth
Beth's Beauties

Ruby said...

I love the card and the envelopes. The post office must get a kick out of the envelopes. Hopefully no one gets the idea to keep one. Happy Valentine's.

Gaylynn said...

Your stamping on the burlap card came out very nice. Awesome find.

Linda said...

I love your card and the ideal.

Life of a Caffeinated Mom said...

This card turned out beautiful. Have a great weekend.

Iris said...

So pretty - love the colors.
isoscia at aol dot com

Lisa :) said...

Unique I hadn't tried stamping on burlap with a solid stamp looks fun!!

Tracy said...

They are gorgeous Crystal. .. adore ...loooove. ..your burlap card xoxo

ionabunny said...

Oooh turquoise burlap. Pretty. Great technique. Hugz

D- said...

Oh what a great idea. Love your card.Thanks for sharing.
{I came over from Unity FWF}
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}
{Sadly the last time I created with burlap it gave me an asthma attack so no burlap creations for me. lol}

Cynthia said...

Love the burlap card!

Kim Rippere said...

Thanks for sharing your experience with stamping on burlap. Cute card.

Kim
Craftisan Studios
Design Team Showcase

Janis said...

Totally LOVE the burlap card!!!! I used burlap this week for the first time in....forever! Yours looks fabulous with that gold paint.

Thanks for the inspiration with the envelopes, too. Because of your post last week, I actually got brave and put a bunch of Washi on the valentine envelopes I sent out. Still not as creative as what you are doing, but a good start for me. :)

Saw you on Unity FWF.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Scrapper Myra said...

Great big heart stamped in burlap. Will have to try it

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I adore the bright burlap, but those envelopes are amazing!

Donna K said...

Beautuful burlap!! How pretty is that gold with the turquoise. Super fun envelopes too. Hope your weekend was perfect!

Sue D said...

I like how you stamped and painted on the burlap and the envelopes are fabulous.

DIANA L. said...

This is so pretty I love the bulap idea.
I saw this on Unity FWF. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com