I used some of my basic patterned paper from the Dotted Stripes Collection 2 and Collection 3 for my project. My printer ink was waning, but I loved the rustic look it gave to my template so I went with it! I'm so bad when it comes to enhancing a rustic, or vintage look because I refrain from distressing or sponging. I probably should have done one of the two with my project, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it :] So, it is what it is.
I adhered some white lace May Arts ribbon to the lid alone, and used some navy satin ribbon to tie my box closed. My Killer Curves cut file came in handy once again for my sentiment. I used the "Friends are like stars...you don't always have to see them to know they are there" sentiment from the MTME Keep Strong set for my focal point. This will make for a fun way to package up some goodies for a friend who helped me out tremendously with Tia's graduation party! I think I'll add some sugar free chocolate covered blueberries as my gift...just need to swing to Trader Joes and pick some up :]
If you're wondering how I was able to sponge the interior circle on my sentiment, it was really quite easy. Just cut two center pieces of the Killer Curves cut file, but center a circle sized to your liking to one of them before cutting. It'll look like this on your cutting mat:
Then, just layer the frame on the panel you want to sponge, hold it in place, and sponge away! Easy stuff. You can also store the frame for future sponging like I do to save paper.
♥ Rosemary ~ June Featured Designer ♥
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