Sunday, September 6, 2020

613 Avenue Create - September - Anything Goes w/Optional Theme: Use A Charm

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
This month at 613 Avenue Create the Optional Twist for our Anything Goes Challenge is:
Use A Charm!
I don't know about anybody else but I have tons of charms and I very rarely use them.  If I were into jewelry making, I could create some "boss" bracelets. 

This slimline card is another practice scrap that I decided to use in a project.  I have an idea for a diagonal cut gatefold slimline card that has not come to fruition so far.  The idea works but the elements I want to use are tripping me up. I have one more solution to try before I just abandon the idea for a while.
 Happy, Happy Birthday
There is a slight imperfection in the cut but this card is going to a family member so I am not stressing about it. Also, there is a scoreline that shows beneath the Washi Tape.  The Washi tape was the first element I added and that set the tone for the design of the rest of the project.
While working on this card, I remembered why I stopped making "tall" cards...too much real estate on the inside.  I don't normally decorate the inside of my cards, but with these slimline cards, I find that the inside just looks bare and uninteresting without some kind of treatment.
I had one moment of panic when I realized that I did not have a bold "Birthday" sentiment to match my "Happy" die!
I think my "quill" pen save works rather well!

I hope you will join us and share your "charming" projects in our challenge!  Thanks for stopping by!