Saturday, October 26, 2013

Soda Pop Top Fun

Hi All,

Happy Weekend!  Time for a little rest and relaxation.  I have a Fall Workshop next weekend, so in addition, I will be doing some paper crafting.  I got some new goodies, so I'm very looking forward to it!

My card for you today uses Soda Pop Tops that I bought back in the spring and hadn't played with.  I came across this tutorial and card from Julie Davison and was inspired to play. (I just love her work.)

Soda Pop Tops...what a fun embellishment!  They come with sharp edges, but you can run them through the Big Shot to curl and soften them.  Julie has a great tutorial on how to do it.  So easy. Stop by her blog and take a look.

For my colors, I knew I wanted to use the Wisteria Wonder.  It pairs up beautifully with the Afternoon Picnic DSP.  I love this paper pack!  The papers are full of beautiful colors and fun designs.  It's so very versatile.

The focal circle was cut out with my Nestabilities and I used the Negative Image.  I originally hadn't paper pierced the inner circle, but as we worked through the card at my workshop, the girls were surprised I hadn't paper pierced it as that is my "Thing".  So, I did a revamp and pierced it using the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack.  It has 10 different circle sizes to use for piercing.  So, it works with virtually any size circle you're working with.  It's a Must-Have if you're a piercer like me.

The only struggle I had with this card was whether to add a sentiment or not.  I have this issue with not stamping a sentiment on the front of the card, so I added one.  But, some of the girls at my workshop, left it blank saying it was a piece of art on it's own, that it didn't need one.  What do you think?  To sentiment or not to sentiment?

I love this card!  It uses so many elements, but they all work so perfectly together.  Unfortunately, SU! doesn't sell the Soda Pop Tops anymore, but I'm sure you can pick them up an any craft store.  I'll be looking for more, as I'm almost out.  If you would like to add any of these papers to your collection, email me or click on the Shop Online icon in the top right-hand corner.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Collage Curios & Petite Pairs
Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla Cardstock; Afternoon Picnic DSP
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Soft Suede and Coastal Cabana Classic Ink
Accessories: Soda Pop Tops, 1" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Nestabilities, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Petal Cone Die, Pearl Basic Jewels, Glue Dots and Pop Dots/Dimensionals