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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Paper Posies

I love using recycled items and am especially drawn to projects that use old books.  I originally saw this idea on Pinterest and thought they'd be pretty in my workspace.  I grabbed an old copy of the USA Hockey Official Rules of Ice Hockey (my husband is a coach - this is not something I would casually peruse on long summer afternoons).  It struck me as kinda funny to use hockey pages for pretty flowers; I'm quirky that way.   I had some old floral wire and floral tape laying around and then hot glued some buttons in the centers.

Here are my pretty posies:




I also made the following card for the CASual Fridays Back in Black challenge. 


I've had the alterations texture fades sitting around unused and yesterday I stumbled across a video of Tim Holtz demonstrating them.  It had never occured to me to use the sticky back canvas squares I had purchased for a home decor project.  I ran the canvas through my Big Shot with the sunburst texture fade then inked it up with some Distress Inks and roughed up the edges a bit.  I wanted to keep the black background but create a subtle mat so I cut a black mat and misted it with gold glimmer mist to make it stand out just a smidge.  "Happy Trails" is also embossed in gold.  The final touch was to dry emboss a wavy line for the horse and cowboy to gallop along.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look and my creative endeavors today.

13 comments:

  1. Your masculine card is FABULOUS!! Love the sunset with the cowboy against the black! The gold glimmer mist really enhances the look and adds the pizzazz to the design! Thanks so much for joining the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  2. 2 great projects but must ask is your husband aware of what you've done to his rule book.... hee he x

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  3. This is fabulous! Love that wavy line you created for the horse and cowboy! And your distressing is phenomonal!!! Love it!!!! So glad you could play along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  4. Julie, those flowers are gorgeous! And I love the background of your beautiful card, too!

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  5. LOL Jenni! It's an old one so I don't *think* he'd mind. I'd better put the book back away pronto...

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  6. Holy Moly those flowers are CUTE! I had to pin them! So funny using the hockey rule book! :)

    I love your black card too! It's so dramatic with that gorgeous sun on it. It makes me think of the cowboy riding off into the sunset! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  7. wow what beautiful creations... I really love your flowers :) hugs

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  8. Very cool black creation Julie. I love love those flowers.

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  9. LOVE those flowers! I am sure you will enjoy them on your desk. The sunburst looks great too.
    Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog.

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  10. beautiful black card and your paper flowers are just stunning

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  11. This is so clever...love how you inked up the embossing folder! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  12. Oh those flowers are so fun!!! I've just had a really lovely wander through your blog :)

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