I was excited to go home after work yesterday. For a few weeks now, I've been eyeing some upholstery swatch books in a corner of the lounge area. Finally today, I got the courage to ask a senior staff member if they are being used. Guess what? She said no. Those swatch books have been laying there for several years and nobody has touched them. She said I can have them if I want.
And because I was shy, I took home just 4 swatch books:
On the way home, I was already thinking on how I can use them for my cards at least. I know I can make other projects with them, but I just had to start with cards. For sure the Spellbinders dies will not work, but the Big Shot and Sizzix dies will.
Because I was short for time, I quickly picked one design and cut it with a regular Sizzix die by tim Holtz. I was right. I was able to cut a perfect shape. And basing from that specific cut, I was able to make this card:
cardstock/dp: @TheOffice, Recollections, leftovers
image/sentiment: Our Daily Bread Designs
ink: Tsukineko, Ranger
tools: Sizzix, Spellbinders
embellishments: rhinestones, Robin's Nest
misc.: embossing powder (Ranger), upholstery swatch
adhesive: Scotch, Zots, Glue Dots, mounting tape
I'm also entering this card in the Our Daily Bread Designs' Anything Goes Challenge (ODBDSLC90). This challenge is extra special as they welcome their 5 new challenge team members. You can meet them by clicking here.
'Til next blog!