Sunday, September 7, 2014

Paper Sweeties September Inspiration Challenge #23 "Pretty Pumpkins"

Hello everyone,

I created a Thanksgiving card for Paper Sweeties September Inspiration Challenge #23 "Pretty Pumpkins" based on this inspirational photo and color palette:


This is my response:


This is the first time I used tulle and microbeads on a card...so give me some slack :) I had a hardest time working with microbeads since I have not really done my research on what was the best way to attach them. I ended up using glue stick as my adhesive, but if someone has a better way, please let me know :) I used a piece of tulle that I cut out about 1/2 inch larger than my card and glued it to the card, then pulled the edges to create some ruffles and tears.


I used Cricut Damask Decor Cartridge for my Pumpkin cutout and sprinkled it with microbeads.


I added a cluster of pumpkins and some handmade flowers along with a seambinding bow.


One more look at the card...

Well, that is it for now. I hope you enjoyed this post.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by...
Samra


14 comments:

  1. Hi Samra......your card is so so pretty, love the softness of the tulle and the pretty colours. I haven't worked that much with micro beads but when I want to cover a image in glitter , I run it through my Zyron to create a sticker. Or I have also covered my paper in score tape before I cut the image.......once its cut pull off the score tape paper, now you have a sticker for your beads or glitter. I think doing it this way you get a really even coverage of glue. Hope that helps. I think yours looks great.....thanks for reminding me I have micro beads!

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  2. Thank you so much Tracey for stopping by and for the advice! It is greatly appreciated :)

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  3. Wow! So very pretty, Samra! Love all the micro beads on the pumpkins! I think I might have worked with micro beads one time! They certainly give wonderful lovely dimension and interest! Thanks so much for joining us this month for the Paper Sweeties Challenge! Come back soon!:-)

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    1. Thank you Maria :) You are soo sweet. I'll make sure I play some more at Paper Sweeties Challenge :)

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  4. Oh Samra, this is just stunning!! WOW, WOW, WOW! I love your soft tones and your pumpkins are beautiful! The background paper is so elegant, what a wonderful backdrop for that gorgeous centerpiece!! Just beautiful hon!

    Regarding the micro-beads. I have found the best product to be Mod Podge Matte (for paper). You can apply it to a small space or to a large surface with a brush and when it dries, it's not visible in the spots where there are no beads. Big bear hugs :)

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    1. Thank you so much Pamellia for stopping by, comment and advice :) Till next time big crafty hugs :)

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  5. Thankyou so much for visiting me Samra........I really appreciated your kind words! Hugs...have a great week!

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    1. Thank you Tracey, and I would have been really disappointed if your card did not win, it was my favorite!

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  6. This looks SO pretty, Samra! The texture is fabulous--I especially love those micro-beads! Just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sweeties! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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    1. Thank you Mynn! I could not quite take a good picture of those microbeads, but they sure do look nice on this card :) I always like hearing from you, thanks for stopping by :)

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  7. This is beautiful, Samra! I love all those pretty micro beads - so clever! Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at Paper Sweeties this month :)

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    1. Thank you Debbie! I appreciate you stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment! I love playing at paper sweeties :) always so much fun.

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