I was invited to participate in the Pennywise Arts blog hop! How fun! Bloghops are such a great way to travel through the web checking out fun creations and discovering bloggers you never knew existed.If you happened to stop by my blog today just out of habit, great! Thank you for coming to see me. If by chance you're interested in seeing all of the blogs on today's "hop" you'll want to jump over to Suzanne's blog so you can start at the beginning. (If you've already been hopping along then you should have arrived here from Rita Anne's blog....I have a full list of the bloghop participants at the end of this post.)
The beady creation that I'm presenting to you today is a card that I made for my nephew who is getting married today!! He and his sweetie wanted a gift card to one of their favorite stores so they could do some furniture shopping. Since the gift itself was super easy I put a bit more effort into the presentation....
And once again I happened to have all of the project supplies in my stash. (I Love that!) I started by finding the patterned paper in a paperstack I had purchased six months ago and was able to match it to some cardstock and ribbon also in my craft closet full of supplies.
Inside the top flap, I created a pocket to hold the gift card and then realized that because of it's orientation (the pocket will be upside down when the card is closed), the card could fall out of the card. So I added a small flap that can be tucked into the pocket to hold the card securely in the card until they decide to remove it.
I added clear beads to the stamped frame around the sentiment and also along the ribbon with super sticky tape. Something about how the card looks in this picture doesn't scream "special" to me at all. It looks so much more sparkly in real life. So, to show that off, I moved to a less sunny room in my house so that the flash would work on my camera.....
Ta-Da! See what I mean about special? The clear beads gleam like diamonds against the ribbon and the cardstock. It's really very pretty to look at. And the texture is amazing too.
If you've never had a chance to work with microbeads I highly recommend it. It's super fun! Pennywise offers the clear beads in three sizes - Micro, Mini and Ultra fine. They also come in lots of colors not just clear, both in opaque and transparent versions. I've been using them for years on various different projects. As you can see, they're not just for shaker boxes.
I hope you've enjoyed your visit today. Have a wonderful day! Your next stop on the bloghop is Linda's blog. Oh! And don't forget to leave comments on each of the blogs today. There will be a drawing for a super-fab prize given to a hopper that leaves a comment on every blog entry in the bloghop today.
Here's a list of all of the participants in case you get lost along the way:
- Rita Ann
- --> Jen <--- You are here
- Jennifer W
- Jennifer T
- Bea (yes, back to see Bea again)
- Suzanne (yes, you will start and end with Suzanne)
- Beads: Clear micro beads (Pennywise Arts)
- Adhesive: O'So Sticky tape 1/8" (Pennywise Arts)
- Cardstock: Dark Chocolate (PaperTreyInk), White (Georgia Pacific)
- Patterned paper: The Luxury Stack (DCWV)
- Stamps: Fillable Frames #1, Damask Designs (PaperTreyInk)
- Ink: Chestnut Roan (Colorbox), Aqua Mist, Smokey Shadow (PaperTreyInk)
- Ribbon: $1 bin (Joann's)