Now that we are into the last half of the blog hop, the projects keep getting better and better. I have saved some of my favorites for the end. I was really pleased with all of my projects, but there were a few that just stood out above all of the others.
Just like before, if you are blog hopping in order, then you should have just arrived from Heather Summers blog. Of course it doesn't matter what order you view the projects. But whatever you do, don't miss a single blog because there are some amazingly talented women with some incredible projects to share. The one thing that I have found the most interesting about this blog hop is that I saw almost all of these projects on the boards at convention, yet I feel like I am seeing them for the very first time. The problem with seeing them on display is that they were several feet away and you really couldn't get up close and study each one to see why is was so wonderful. Many of them have intricate details that you just can't see from a distance. Some even have things going on inside that couldn't be seen at all.
With that being said, today's project is one of those that is difficult to see why it is special. This card almost didn't make the cut because I made it after I had chosen all of my projects and was packing up the box. My BFF, Nancy, had come over to check my projects. I asked her to bring some black card stock because I had run in the middle of a project. After we had finished looking over everything for the contest, I asked her if she wanted to see some of the new things I was working on. When I showed her this card (not quite finished, but almost) she flipped over it. She insisted that this needed to be one of the cards that I send with my Artisan entry, so we went back and eliminated a card and put this in it's place. Thanks Nancy!
I know that it is very difficult to see in this picture, but the bling-bling in the middle of that big red poppy is what totally makes this card a WOW. I covered a jumbo silver brad with rhinestones and the results were absolutely beautiful. It looked like an expensive button from the fabric store. I made the flower by cutting some Real Red card stock circles, spritzing them with water, scrunching them, letting them dry, and then spritzing the finished flower with some homemade shimmer mist. When I put the flower with the finished brad on black DSP, the result was amazing.
Most of you know what to do by now, but just in case you are new, it's time to see what Sandra Farrell has to share with you today. As always, here's a little guide to help you along the way.
Recipe for this project: Card Stock: Basic Black, Real Red; Patterns DSP Stack-Neutrals; Stamp Set: Hello, You; Big Shot Machine; Circles #2 Die; VersaMark Pad, White Embossing Powder; Heat Tool; Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker; Jumbo Brads; Basic Rhinestones; Frost White Shimmer Paint.