Okay, not really strangers, but a fellow crafter who was over-generous. You know, the kind that is sending you a box of goodies and asks you if you need any silver doilies, and you say No. They respond with, Okay, I'll include some then.
Yeah, so a friend ended up with extra silver doilies, and a few came home with me. How fortunate that the current Jingle Belles challenge is to Upcycle/Recycle, because one of those doilies got used!
Here's my card, then I'll explain:
That doily is a mere shadow of its former self. It was so huge it needed a major trim, but I think it still works here.
I followed the current Sweet Sunday Sketch:
and I used my Basic Grey Nordic Holiday paper because it worked with the silver. As a bonus, I also tied on some silver & white twine I received wrapped around a package, so TWO upcycles. Whoot.
The sentiment is one from a set by my pal Heather. LOVE her handwriting! I stamped it with Hero Arts Silver ink and clear-embossed it.
This card came together pretty quickly, so I may just have to go back in to the craft room and see if I can make any more cards. Strike while the iron is hot, so they say.
I'm headed to an all-day crop tomorrow to support a local High School band, and I have no clue what to bring. So far I'm bringing things for other people, and my labeler and inks so I can do some organization. I hope to actually bring something to stamp. Otherwise I'll be labeling everything in sight! Oh, I might come away with some goodies, too, so there's that. Gotta love raffles and door prizes.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stuff I used: silver doily and twine, Basic Grey Nordic Holiday 6x6 paper pad, vat of clear embossing powder, and the following: