Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge

My sister-in-law, Lydia, is a designer for Frosted Designs. http://www.kiwimumscraps.blogspot.com/    I was visiting their site and came across their challenge for the week using vellum, acrylic, or transparency on a card, layout or project.  I was inspired.
www.frosteddesigns.blogspot.com/2012/01/winter-wonderland-blog-hop-fabulous.html  I was sitting at work today and had this idea pop in my head.  I couldn't wait to get supper, errands and my workout done and get creating.   I needed to send a few cards, so I decided to make a couple.  Here is what I came up with:

I had a few left over inky file folders from a previous project.  I used them as my background for each card.  I stenciled a few hearts on the background of one.  I then outlined each heart using my Permaball permanent pen.  I used a Bic White Out Pen to write "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart." I then cut a transparency to size and sewed it onto the background.  I used a scrap of ledger paper to make the main focal heart pop.  I added some circles with a stamp using StazOn Jet Black Ink, and colored them in on top of the transparency.  I then sewed an inky tag on it.  I cut out a heart and collaged some scrap pieces onto it.  I then inked the heart and sewed it on the front.  I stamped a greeting "Thinking of You", and glued it on the top with my favorite glue stick UHU. Voila!  Greeting card! 

 On the second card I used another inky file folder as the background.  I used a sink drainer mat I found at the dollar store as a stencil.  I like the squares!  I colored in random squares with my Pitt Pen onto the background.  With my Bic White Out Pen I wrote random words:  love, joy, peace, patience.  I collaged random scrap papers, a paint chip and an inky tag.  I sewed a transparency to the background.  I then stamped a heart onto a piece of the inky file folder and sewed it onto the background. I added the greeting "Get Well Soon!"

Use what you have laying around your art studio or on your desk!  Make a card to send to someone!  It will make their day! 


  1. Love them Michelle!! Love all the colours and the white writing. :) Thanks for the love and so glad you played along with us at Frosted Designs!!

  2. These are SO gorgeous, Michelle, the colors are fabulous. I knew I'd like your blog as soon as the header came up with all those spritzy bottles of color!!!


  3. Sewing, transparencies, stamping, color.....this card has it all! I hope you'll join us at Frosted Designs again!

  4. These cards are just gorgeous! I love the colored background, can't believe they were left-overs! The colors are amazing and I adore the hearts and white writing on them! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!

  5. I will play again! Thank you for all the nice comments everyone!