I *needed* this challenge--I have stuff stashed that I've forgotten about, how about you? Now don't go telling me I'm the only one who does that, LOL! I'm using Basic Grey's Two Scoops patterned paper, which is the very first Basic Grey paper I ever bought. While I've used it a lot, I've never even opened the package of matching glazed brads--until now! And I have many more sets to match Basic Grey papers. I'm hopeless
Since I knew I wanted to use one of the large brads with a flower of some kind, I decided to make my focal image a sentiment. I love this sentiment from Falling Leaves--isn't it gorgeous? I stamped it on Flourishes Classic Ivory Card Stock with Blue Bayou ink and cut/embossed it and it's Blue Bayou mat with Classic Circle Nestabilities. I found a Prima flower in my stash that would work and punched another from DP, then hooked them together with one of the larger brads and added some DP punched out leaves. I used my Ticket Corner punch on the base corners and added some small brads to each corner. Since I didn't want my brads to show on the inside of the card, I used my trick of cutting off the brad "legs" and gluing the head on. That technique also comes in handy when you've forgotten to add your brad before you stick your layer together. And don't go telling me I'm the only one to do *that*, either ;-) !!
OK, I'm happy I used some of those brads that have been hanging around here for a long time--I've really been meaning to and maybe this has jump started me to doing more of that. Now, come along with me to see what my team mates have dragged out of their stashes to use today--it should be interesting :)
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Stamps: Falling Leaves (Flourishes)
Paper: Classic Ivory (Flourishes; Blue Bayou (SU!); Two Scoops 6 x 6 pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Blue Bayou (SU!)
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); 3M foam squares, ribbon (craft store); brads (Basic Grey; Prima flower; flower punch (Paper Studio); Ticket Corner punch (SU!)