Sunday, July 8, 2012

I Can See "Clearly" Now...

Guess what? It is time for Paper Issues' newest theme, I Can See Clearly! This time around we want to showcase your "clear" projects. You can link up transparencies, washi tape, vellum yummies, anything! The best part about it is the HUGE, fantabulous giveaway that goes along with it! Lowri of the PaperVine has graciously put together a prize pack anyone would love to win, and it could be yours! Visit Paper Issues for all the details, and to link up, link up, link up!

In honor of the newest theme, I decided to create my sister-in-law's birthday card going in that direction..the use of "clear" materials. I have lots of great printed overlays, but I decided to incorporate packaging plastics as my clear component as well as a creative way of "going" green. :)

To start with, I knew I wanted to capture lots of confetti, as I have seen lots of it around the web lately. This great chipboard scalloped frame (sent to me in a RAK from Michelle Hernandez) was the perfect border. Going through some of my Cricut die-cuts, I found the letters "happy" and tacked them down to the kraft first. Next I punched lots of bright, glittery, festive papers and trapped the dots behind the plastic by using my handy dandy sewing machine. I love the zigzag stitch, it creates such a nice, secure hold. To create the base, I simply cut some strips of scrap papers from MME, Jenni Bowlin, etc. I sewed them to the center of the dot embossed card and then put the confetti oval at the top. Feeling that it needed a little something else, I started dabbling with more plastic scraps and black staz-on. I used a banner stamp from Girls' Paperie Jubilee and then fussy cut around the pennants. Lastly, I stamped "birthday" on the plastic oval using a Stampin' Up stamp from the Bursting with Joy set.

Again, please don't forget to link up your projects over the next 2 weeks for your chance to win, and possibly be in the spotlight! Paper Issues loves you!

Thanks for stopping by, and a special thanks to Michelle for the wonderful element that was perfect for this card! :)
Amy

10 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww! I love love love this!! LOVING that confetti and the stitching!! This is just AWESOME!!

~amy~ said...

awesome! Lovin' that delish blue stitching!

Leah Crowe said...

oh wows, that stitching is steller Amy! LOVE the confetti too... fabby card!

Amelia Khalik said...

Awesome project! Great recycling...<3

soapHOUSEmama said...

that is SO cool!

Jenni Swenson said...

you are darling... everything you make is a party!

Cassie Box said...

This is so fabulous!!! I love confetti!!! It's so festive! You are up on PI right now. <3 <3 <3

Nathalie said...

So so fun!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! Stunning! Love that shaker you created, Amy!

Izzy Anderson said...

Totally awesome way to do confetti. This is super cute. So want to try this!