It's Tuesday, and time for a new Shopping Our Stash challenge. This week's theme is Shower Time!, and we're using our shower curtains as inspiration for our cards.
Here's my card:
which was based on my shower curtain:
I've had this shower curtain forever, and I love it. I've always wanted to make a card based on the patterns -- leaves, Fall, frayed edges. Finally, I've made one!
It all started last year when I bought a roll of "hemp ribbon" which is really just loosely woven burlap, and not much good for anything, which is probably why I haven't used it until now. I opened it and cut off about a 4" piece, which I used here. The patterned paper is a piece of card stock from The Heaplet. I couldn't figure out how to make the burlap stick, so I poked holes in the card stock and put in three brads around some of the burlap's fibers to hold it in place.
I next opened my never-used Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves dies. I love them! Don't know why I haven't used them before now. I cut them out of textured papers from my miscellaneous card stock color packs now stored in my organized colored card stock section. I arranged four of them onto the card panel, then pondered how to make them stick. Answer: more brads! So I went into my collection of Almost Every Colored Brad and got three that pretty well matched the card stock leaves. I then glued down the green one (I thought the card needed some green), and poked holes and attached the three top leaves.
By now the card was getting pretty tall, and it still needed a sentiment. Foam tape to the rescue! I stamped the sentiment in Hero Arts Brown Bark onto a remnant of cream textured card stock, and attached it with two layers of foam tape. I put a little wet glue under the left end of the banner to make it stick down to the bottom leaf.
For my last act, I mounted the panel to a folded green textured card base that came in a pack with matching envelopes. I acquired these in another "here, you take them" moment in a friend's craft room.
Ya know what? 100% of this card is miscellaneous stuff, a feat not normally achieved in these parts. Go, me!
So that's what I've made inspired by my shower curtain. I think you should look at your shower curtain, get inspired, and play along! Be sure to check out what my teammates have made - they have some pretty cool shower curtains!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stuff I used: textured green folded card, misc textured card stock (for the leaves), miscellaneous brads, patterned card stock from The Heaplet, remnant of cream textured card stock, and the following: