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. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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…..

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

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

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

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