This is a momentous occasion!
A large number of paper crafters have joined up to show our appreciation for Cath Edvalson, and all the amazing things she has done through her blog, the Moxie Fab World. She has just retired from that blog, and we felt it appropriate that each one of us say Goodbye in our own way through this blog hop.
For those of you who don’t know what a blog hop is, (I didn’t when I first saw it in the titles of random blogs!) it is a list of blogs where the authors of each blog all post at the same time about a certain topic. Each author also includes links to the blogs before and after so one can “hop” from one blog to the next. The entire list is usually available at the blog that is hosting the hop, and it may also appear at the other blogs.
I am going to miss Cath’s Moxie Fab World very much. It was my go-to place for inspiration, a good challenge or just to read a happy post! Two of my most favorite features were the Tuesday Trigger challenges and the “Oh My Moxie Fab!”. So I decided to create two cards based on an inspiration from each of these two columns.
A lot of rhinestones and some sequins (my first time using them!). I also made some of my own Sprinkles since I searched two stores and couldn’t find any! I first punched out little circles from acetate, placed big droplets of glossy accent on them, and let them dry clear. They look like dew drops. For the sparkly leaves, I first applied an even layer of adhesive on acetate (using Xyron machine), covered it with cello confetti, then punched out the leaves/petals.
For the background, I first adhered the lace using tape runner, then placed a 6″x4″ piece of Tulle over it, secured it in place with some rhinestones, then taped down the sentiment at the bottom. The tulle is secured to the card base with the various embellishments for which I used glossy accent.
On of the fun things about making this card was me walking all over Michaels collecting anything sparkly that I could use in this card 😀
The sentiment is made out of clear Dymo tape and it says “You are a real gem!” and Cath, you truly have been a GEM in the world of Paper Crafters!
For this card, I used stamps that I have designed. I created the Ombre look by stamping each triangle in multiple steps with distress inks. The striped triangles are embossed in Silver.
Cath, you are Amazing, and you will be missed dearly! But Thank you for all you have given to the Moxie Fab World! This isn’t Goodbye, for I will be following you through Pinterest and Facebook 🙂