Wednesday, January 4


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:

Materials used:
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! 


Maryann Laursen said...

WOW these looks great Joan, they´re all in such wonderful colors and patterns, and I can certainly see lots of possibilities in these too. I´ll look forward to see a lot more of, what you´ll be doing with these in the near future, that´s for sure.
This looks so great.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how bright and beautiful!! I just love the colors and your added details with the verse. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

Claire Langan said...

Can't wait to see your future projects using these swatches. I'm sure they'll be as lovely as this card...