There is a new challenge up at the Scrap for Help blog! This month, participants are free to use any type of recycled material. The only two requirements are that the project: 1. be for or about a father, and 2. be inspired by one of the cards posted by this month's guest designer, Angie Barrs. Here is what I came up with (below):
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Company), patterned paper (My Mind's Eye), wire (Artistic Wire), corner rounder (Creative Memories), alphabet stickers (BasicGrey), ink (Autumn Leaves/Stampology), ribbon (Berwick Offray), buttons (vintage), thread (DMC), adhesive (3M tabs and 3M foam adhesive).
I took my inspiration from this card by Angie. Since Reed's Ginger Ale (above) is my husband's favorite beverage, I thought he would enjoy having a Reed's bottle cap in the center of his flower (below). To form the flower petals, I cut petal shapes from patterned paper, and then I crumpled and inked the petals to give them more texture. I adhered these petals to my card with foam adhesive. For the second layer of the flower, I twisted some red beading wire into shape, then adhered it atop the paper petals. Finally, I used more foam adhesive to attach the bottle cap to the center of the flower.
I'm a great fan of yellow-on-red, so I enjoyed creating the sentiment for this card (below).
My husband was out of town on a business trip last week, and when he came home, this is what he found waiting for him: my card, looped over a pack of his favorite ginger ale (below). After the ginger ale is gone, my husband can hang the card near his desk.
Thanks for looking at my project. Have a great week!