Thursday, January 21, 2010

BoBunny Persuasion - the PERFECT Valentine line

So often Valentine themed papers are good for highlighting one day of the year - February 14th. BoBunny's Persuasion collection is not only beautiful to showcase Valentine memories, and create meaningful lovenotes for loved ones, the designs lend themselves to creating memories for the remaining 364 days of the year as well.

The BoBunny Design team was asked to create cards with the word "love" in them. A number of team members created multiple card sets, quick to put together using the wonderful cardstock stickers accompanying every BoBunny collection. If you missed the "love notes" post on the BoBunny blog last week be sure to revisit for ideas.

I decided to create a card with lots of detail, and as slow as I can be when putzing with my craft - I would not be surprised if this one card took me as long to do as some of the multiple sets of four. (LOL) My card is intended for a special couple I know, soon to be betrothed. My sewing machine is always set to go with either black or brown thread, but for this card I decided to put in a spool of pink thread. The result is a card in which the paper looks like fabric. (Actually, that comment came from another team member, as I had not considered that until it was mentioned.)

I used the Persuasion Happily Ever After rub-ons on top of Double Dot cardstock to create what appears to be another patterned paper in the lower portion of the card. If you have a lot of rub-ons sitting in your stash at home, don't be afraid to mix them up and add them them to cardstock, either randomly or in linear fashion, to create your own custom patterned paper look. I purposely selected the definitions that were appropriate for a wedding card.

I find that stitching ribbon onto a card ensures that it will still be in place when it arrives at its destination. To continue the homespun look, the "Love to last a lifetime" cardstock sticker was matted on cardstock and I used a zig zag stitch to go around. Embrace imperfections! Do not think that your stitching, either by hand or machine, has to be perfect. Perfectionism hinders creativity! I wanted to be able to turn a corner within an envisioned margin on this card, and shortened my stitch length to allow me to reach that turning point. Foam adhesive lifts the sticker above the ribbon. Keep in mind that in order to be mailed, your card needs to be 1/4" thickness or less, and this card does meet that requirement.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: BoBunny Double Dot Cardstock
Patterned Paper Whoo Loves You, Bee Mine; Cardstock Sticker, flowers: BoBunny Love Bandit
Rub-ons: BoBunny Persuasion Happily Ever After
Ribbon: BoBunny Chocolate
Pearl Sticker: Bazzill?
Glitter: Ranger Stickles
Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink
Thread: Coats and Clark

Today is the last day for antoher fabulous CHA reveal on the BoBunny blog, be sure to head over for a chance to win. Also, a word to my blog readers...soon I will be doing a giveaway with one of the new collections and some other BoBunny goodness - and the winners will be chosen from my list of followers. If you haven't yet become a follower, and you would like a chance to win a new collection - don't wait too long! Thanks for coming by, and happy creating!

1 comment:

Mryia said...

Wow! I love the stitching idea on the card! I would have never thought about it being a great way to secure it for shipping. Thanks for sharing!