This is what I've been up to the past couple of days for the challenge over at Daring Cardmakers this week. The theme is to make a card using lyrics from Snow Patrol's song Chasing Cars. This instantly appealed to me as it's a bit different, I could have fun with it and very 'me'!
Also entering it in Simon Says Stamp and Show 'Show some Wendy'
Cupcake Craft Challenges 'Bookworm'
I came up with the idea to create a card that resembled a lyric book, complete with coffee cup stain! I didn't want a flowery look, but a more masculine feel just like a lyricist writing a love song in his notebook, and the words to take centre stage. The heart 'bookmark' is made from faux leather, which I stiched around and attached to a bit of chain (utilising junk, result!) and attached to the card with a brad.
I stamped the lyrics, and I'm rather pleased how 'handwritten' they turned out and did some doodles on a few of them, the circle highlighting the word 'need' is a rub on. The main words, Grace and Own are stickers. Coffee stain was made by inking a jar opening an stamping! Distressed and curled the pages over, and put some 'writing paper' Core'dinations underneath and sanded it off .
Some staples add to the Notebook look. The paper is We R Memories Keepers 'Teen Angst', which is ultra cool and suits this challenge so well. I added a few puffy 'Thickers' stickers to add colour and dimension.
And that's me done! x