April 2, 2013

Art card using using Gossamer Blue's April Main Kit....

April is AWESOME at Gossamer Blue.  Each and every one of this month's kits are just over the top good.  It's like Lori hand picked each item for me.  Seriously good.  As I type, the Main Kit and the Color Kit and the Add-on Paper Only are still available.  Kit quantities were increased this month but it's easy to see that you're loving Gossamer Blue.  

Here's a look at the April Main Kit which is still available.  The patterned papers are so fantastic and there are a gazillion embellishments to play with.  Did you know that you can see the listing of each kit's contents below the kit photo on the website? I counted over 20 line items for the main kit!
I love to see real life photos of kit items so here's a shot of when I tore into my Main Kit.  Such pretty little lovelies.  
At this time I had just gotten my Gesso so I was itching to play with it.  I grabbed the package of Studio Calico die cuts to see what I could do to tone the brightness down a bit.  
 Just a little swipe of Gesso on each die cut did the trick.
The first thing I wanted to create with was the adorable Maggie Holmes Fabric Frames from Crate Paper. Alas, they were a little big for a regular A2 card.  No worries though, I just cut a frame in half.  I'll have another post showing how I used the bottom of the denim fabric frame later on.  For today I used half of the frame to create a fun focal point.  
 I used the glittery Gold Thickers from American Crafts to spell out "art" then used the "awesome" flair button from the Lucky Charm Dear Lizzy pack.  Some of those Gesso covered die cuts are under each letter.  I stitched around the frame which has a grid paper underneath.  That green floral patterned paper from Crate Paper is one of my favorites from this month's kits. I finished the card off with a few resin flowers from my stash and placed a messy nest of string under the flair button.
 I used some scraps from the card to create a fun clothespin clip.  I slipped the card into a Large Glassine Sack along with some candies and closed it up with the clothespin.
I made this card just before heading out to parent/teacher conferences one night.  I love our high school art teacher and wanted to give her something special.  She is a 6 year breast cancer survivor and I took over her art classes for 6 weeks while she was having chemo treatments.  Having a wonderful arts program makes me feel so lucky as I know there are always talks of cutting out these types of classes.  I  always remember to let our teacher know how special she is to our art loving family. 

I'll be sharing more projects made with the April Gossamer Blue kits including more cards and Project Life pages.  Thanks for stopping by....and let me know if you're a Gossamer Blue kit subscriber or if you just grabbed a kit to try this month.  I'd love to hear your thoughts. :)


keren said...

Love the card- a great selection-those frames are fab!

listgirl said...

Your work is always inspiring Michelle! Love the touch of gesso on the die cuts.

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