Live Your Dreams Card & Freckled Fawn Giveaway

I’m finding that more and more often I’m enjoying using a variety of textures and media in my projects.  I feel like it stretches me as a designer and gives me a wider creative vocabulary.  I’m working with some pieces (wooden frame, metal flowers, fabric brads and bling) sent to me by Freckled Fawn, from their OhDeerMe Embellishment Kit.  The rest of the things are from my crafty stash.

Finally!  I’ve had that vellum and the paper behind it for at least two years.  I’m finally using it!  Fist pump!  LOL!

My daughter recently told me that her high school art teacher used to say, “It’s not yours until you change it.”  I can’t get that out of my head.  I used to be content using things as they were when I bought them but those words keep coming to me.  I see her point and I agree.  So, I added VersaMark to the wood frame and covered it with gold embossing powder.  It’s a start. 😉

The embossing powder gives the frame a soft shimmer and texture.  I used a Sharpie to blacken the outside edges of it.  I glued it over the “live your dreams” vellum sentiment with Zip Dry Paper glue.

Simple layering with Glue Dots helped me finish the card.  I love that May Arts ribbon.  The leaves are their ribbon too!  The stamp is from Close to My Heart.

I love how all the items are so different but work so well together.  Hey, I even used the adhesive cork again.  You know how I love it.  I’ve used it a lot lately.

Time for a Giveaway!

Leave a comment to be eligible to win a $20 gift certificate to Freckled Fawn!

And the winner is…

Maureen W. says:
SEPTEMBER 16, 2013 AT 2:25 PM
What a gorgeous card! Love that you covered the frame with gold EP – lovely!

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Be sure to check out their new Embellishment Kit Club!

The OHDEERME Embellishment Kit Club is the perfect kit for crafters who want to use up their personal paper stash. Each month, Freckled Fawn designs and manufactures a collection of coordinating embellishments. You will receive a tin filled with enough embellishments to inspire you as you create dozens of lovely projects! With the OHDEERME embellishments in hand, browsing your personal paper stash each month will become an exciting endeavor as you preserve your memories, fashion a card for just the right occasion, or add flair to a gift for a special person.”

Disclosure: The wooden frame, metal flowers, fabric brads & bling were sent to me by Freckled Fawn specifically for this post. 

Live your dreams…today!

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  1. Laura G.Turcotte says:

    This is turned out awesome!

  2. Beautiful card! I have that exact same vellum sitting in my stash. I haven’t found a way to use it yet. It feels good though when you can find a way to use it. Kudos to U for finding a really great way to use it.

  3. Great idea for the wooden embelishments! I have some wooden embellishment’s I wasn’t crazy about but now I know what to do with them!

  4. Great thought from your daughter! I’ll have to use that mentality, too!

  5. Lureta McD says:

    That’s amazing & lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Love this kit. So much creativity went into creating it. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Ohh I love this! It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Jennifer Dryden says:

    Love it!

  9. Love the card and what a good idea to help use up old papers. Thanks for sharing.

  10. What a gorgeous card! Love that you covered the frame with gold EP – lovely!

  11. Kathleen P says:

    Love the layering job! I have some cork paper that I was hanging on to and I like how you added cork to yours. Cool kit–love the old school corded, dial telephones!

  12. Just gorgeous! And now I can’t get that quote out of my head. It’s a good one.

  13. melanie kuzik says:

    Awesome giveaway

  14. I love the use of the cork with this! The Freckled Fawn goodies are so adorable!

  15. Awesome card! I love how you used the embossing powder on the wood frame. What a great idea!

  16. I love this card- so detailed and pretty. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  17. So awesome!!! 🙂

  18. Thank you for sharing your time, energy, and talents with us. I really enjoy reading your blog on a daily basis. You have such creative ideas. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

  19. D~Designsbydragonfly.blogspot says:

    Your card is a beautiful work of art. LOVE it. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,

  20. So much detail!

  21. Joy, this is fantastic! I agree with your daughter’s art teacher — it’s not yours until you alter it. Wise teacher, that one!

  22. OMG!!! That is so beautiful. Love all of the details

  23. Christine Kiehl says:

    Wow, very nice card. I’m with you, I like a lot of different textures and embellishements too! Life is like a box of chocolates…..

  24. I love to embellish cards, but the problem I’ve run into is you have to either put a heavily embellished card into a small box or a padded envelope if you want to mail the card.

  25. Your card is beautiful. I love the glitter and the cork. Thanks for a fabulous giveaway.

  26. I am going to take the phrase “It’s not yours until you change it” to heart. I have a difficult time altering things so I always feel that my work is incomplete. This is, I believe, the solution. Thank you for sharing!

  27. Love all the special details on this card!

  28. I love this. Beautiful work!

  29. Love the gold on the frame! Beautiful project! I am on the gold trend…..

  30. Thank you for a wonderful give-away … your card is very very pretty 🙂

  31. Love it! I, too, have quite a stash and I’m slowly branching out of my comfort zone and mixing things up a bit. I love people’s reaction when I show them something that goes against my normal.

  32. Beautiful card! I love your creativity!

  33. davisbabe says:

    This card is amazing!! I love all the details you added!!

  34. Love the card!! You only had the vellum for 2 years-I’ve had mine for way longer than that-maybe I’ll get it out and use it now!!!

  35. Rita DeCook says:

    I love the card you made….so positive. Think when I get home I’ll make something similar. You inspire such great thoughts.

  36. Such cute stuff! Thanks for the inspiration!

  37. jamie schnirch says:

    I love texture on things, and embossing powder is a great way to do it. Thanks for sharing your great card!

  38. Joydee1963 says:

    Joy,Love,love it!Love the yellow flower!!! Joy

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