Thursday, May 19, 2011

Four Crafty Chicks Challenge #38

This weeks challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks is to use brads on a project. My card was already an idea in the making since my "Trees N Things" stampset is new and I wanted to play with it! For once, it paid off that I didn't get completely finished with it b/c this afternoon I had an idea that allowed me to work it into this blog challenge. I am grateful for the inspiration -- I knew I needed to take this card to another level and this was the perfect fit!  

In addition to the brads, the picture gets a 3-D effect from the natural colored hemp attached for the rope holding the swing to the tree. I stamped the swing image a second time on kraft cardstock and cut out the seat of the swing, gluing it over the edges of the hemp for dimension and to finish it off. I have to add ribbon SOMEWHERE to all my projects and the twill bow gave me a little more substance.


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  1. AWESOME! So how long had that 'apple' idea been in your head? Since lunch? haha.... I LOVE your card and the use of brads was perfect!

  2. Mandy glad we could give you some inspiration to make your beautiful card. I love the way you used the brad and thw swing is just darling. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. Have a great day :)

  3. Very pretty card! Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!


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