Wednesday, September 28, 2011

On Your Birthday Torn Scrap Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Oh To Be Like The Snail!
We usually think of snails when we think of going slow.  But the other day, when I took Buddy for his morning walk, I thought of the snail in a different way.  I saw the sun dance off of the trail that a snail had left behind.  It was glittering in the sun - sparkling and shining after the snail had long gone.  I envy the snail its trail.  Oh to be like the snail - to leave a glittering impression long after you have gone.  To leave something behind that catches someone's eye or heart or soul.  To still be there when you are no longer around.  I need to think of that snail as I go through my days - challenging myself to leave something wonderful behind.  Making a lasting impression.
Today's card is a wonderful way to use up designer paper and card stock scraps!  I tore bits of scraps from Soft Suede, Brushed Gold and Early Espresso card stock as well as a piece of the Neutrals Designer Paper stack.  I then sewed the pieces together on my sewing machine using gold metallic thread.  You can just as easily adhere the pieces together with glue.  I then stamped the greeting from On Your Birthday with Early Espresso ink and the help of the stamp-a-ma-jig.  The paper panel was then adhered to the card front using dimensionals.  Finally, I stamped an additional greeting from On Your Birthday to the inside of the card that says "wishing you the happiest birthday yet!"  I hope you like it :)

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

What a novel way to look at that snail trail. And also a novel way to use those scraps. This has made an impression on me.