Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Retro Rubber #12...Embellishment Challenge..Brads..



Hey,

Welcome to part two of another fun Retro Rubber challenge.

This time it's a venture back into the embellishment zone - 


Like eyelets, my love affair with brads waned and I cast them aside..recently I have been toying with using them again. This challenge gave me the perfect excuse.

I wanted to use 2 things that were on my desk already - the gelato stamped tag and the happy beads. I am loving stamping with Gelatos right now and I bought the letter beads when I was at home in London in January.

I embossed a piece of white cardstock using a gingham embossing folder. I put a tiny piece of washi tape just off to the left, just under the embossing. 

Once I had fixed the tag to the card, I added the happy beads and secured them with teeny tiny little red brads. I used an earring wire for the beads and cut it down to size and created an additional loop, making it easy to affix to the card with brads.

I stamped birthday in red, to coordinate with the tape and the tag.

Fun techniques and a fun result.

Now its your turn. But first hop on over to Retro Rubber and check out the fab creations from the rest of the team. 

Remember to use a stamp older than a year on your project and the challenge ends on April 29th.

Cx

8 comments:

  1. I so want to try this! Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  2. Great design and color choices. Anyone would be pleased to receive this cheery birthday card!

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  3. Oh I really like this Claire… you do CAS so beautifully… I love the embossing and the gorgeous stamped tag… and the HAPPY beads and brads are just perfect!! :-))
    Hope you have a lovely evening!
    Big hugs, Sue B xx

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  4. Such sweet details, Claire. Love your choice of colors and textures! Great card!

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  5. Wow, very cool card! That tag had me looking at it so many times. Love the brads holding the beaded sentiment. Wonderful CAS look!

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  6. What a super card...you reminded me I have some of those letter beads in one of my bead boxes! Super colours, hugs Carole Z X

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  7. Hey woman! This is GREAT! I LOVE those colors - I want that image! Your card is awesome as usual!

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  8. Claire, this is super cute! I love all of the elements and techniques. My favorite part... the embossed strip behind the images. Great job my friend!

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