Well, those ladies at Less is More certainly know how to set a challenge! Use Beads they say this week, and that's all very well if you have beads but what do you do if you haven't? Make some of course! Come and have a look:
It might be snowing out there but I've had quite enough of winter and there's a definite suspicion of spring or even summer going on in this card! I've used a favourite colour combination and some sweet stylised blooms from Stampin' Up's Bright Blossoms stamp set along with a little scoring with my Borders plate.
I grounded my flowers with a strip of dotty designer paper and centred them with hand-made beads. It's easy to make beads by rolling the wide end of triangles of designer paper round your paper piercing tool, adding glue to the rest and rolling them up fully. (TIP: these can be made more robust by coating them in Crystal Effects and they're easily threadable.) The card was finished with a sentiment in Sahara Sand and an embossed butterfly.
Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Bright Blossoms, Just Believe (for the sentiment)
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Raspberry Ripple, Sahara Sand
Card stock: Whisper White, Pool Party
Other: Simply Scored, Borders score plate, Sunshine and Sprinkles designer paper, Pool Party bakers twine, Beautiful Wings embosslits die, stamp-a-majig
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I've been having a massive clear out of my wardrobe today. There's a charity shop pile, an 'oh my goodness it's a rag' pile, a pile which needs mending/altering and a pile which is no good for now but which might come in useful later. I ended up with a very small pile of clothes that fit and look vaguely reasonable which I put back into my suddenly very spacious wardrobe! There you are - it can snow all it likes but I'm having a clear out so it must be spring!
I'll be back on Monday. Hope to see you then,