(for my CFC post, please scroll down, or click here)
I was having trouble coming up with an idea based on this week's photo for the Fusion Challenge. Usually I try to think of something other than the obvious. This time I gave in, and went with the obvious. Although I'm hoping my extreme usage of obviousness makes it kinda different. KWIM?
Another reason I went with the literal is because I have those Anthropologie bowls ... 5 different shades (one of them is actually about this color orange). LOVE, love them. So much more fun to have my cereal in than our chipped white bowls.
Anyway, it was fun to make these orange note cards. I die cut a circle and then covered the whole thing in Versamark so I could have a layer of clear embossing. The spotty, shiny texture is just what I was after for the orange.
The sentiment inside is pieced together with Martha Stewart Create Your Own Stamp Set. The reviews for this are horrible, but I think you really have to be someone who enjoys stamping and wants the flexibility to put together a specific sentiment. It's not for the average crafter who wants to make her own wedding invitations. That said, I also have some of the expansion sets and I love it. Especially when you need to make more than one of something, like these cards, it's worth the extra time to set all the letters.
When I send the cards, I'll finish the sentiment in a script. Like "orange you glad we're friends" or "orange you glad we got stuck in the same, crazy zumba class"
I wrapped brown floral tape around a wire for the stems. The leaves are just cut out, with a curved scoring line to give it some dimension.
Come by the Fusion Challenge to see what the other talented ladies have created for you:
Thanks for looking!