Bright and Sparkling

A quick and easy card today my blog friends.  This is for some of the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges over at Splitcoast.

I simply used my Scor-Pal to dry emboss some lines at the bottom of the card.  Then I stamped two sizes of the flower in two different colors and used two full and one half rhinestones for the centers.  How did I get half a rhinestone you ask?  Just used my heavy duty scissors.  But beware of flying half rhinestones!  Don't say I didn't warn you! 

The seam binding has been hand-dyed and simply knotted.  A quick stamp of the sentiment and done!

If you haven't tried hand-dying your own seam binding try it.  I use a craft sheet...add a few swipes of the ink pad...spritz it with a little water and then scrunch up my seam binding, soaking up all the ink and water.  A word of caution...this is messy!  I keep a supply of medical examination gloves around for messy jobs like this...unless you like orange hands???  LOL!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Gina K. Heavyweight Base card stock
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Ripe Persimmon and  Worn Lipstick as well as Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps:  Verve Hope Blooms (yes, I'm stuck on Verve these days and that's not a bad thing!)
All the other stuff:
Scor-Pal, Snug Hug Seam Binding, gloves, craft sheet, misc. rhinestones, Tim Holtz Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors

Hope you have a terrific Thursday!