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    For today I challenged myself to NOT use any embellishments. No flowers, no brads, no pearls
    (and believe me *THAT* is hard for me..lol)
    Making my own, kind of lace and buttons. And the Prima papers that are in the April kit,
    are making it so easy. I also want to show you how important, the placement of your sentiment or title is.
    SO lets get started.

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    I selected my papers which I wanted to use.

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    cut my base card of cream cardstock at, 9.5 x 7.5 inch and folded it double.

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    Distressed and inked up all the edges. I used Brushed Corduroy distress ink.
    I also glued my first paper down to the base of my card.

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    Glued my second paper down and pop dotted the Prima ATC card.

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    Glued the little piece of paper in place. Folded the other piece of paper in half and glued them down.

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    I fussy cutted this decorative strip before and made it sturdy by gluing a piece of the negative chipboard that comes in the kit. Then I glued it onto my folded note card. (the card is still able to open up)

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    Added my clock. pop dotted it right above and below my decorative strip.

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    To make my own vintage buttons, I first cut 2 squares of paper. Draw circles on them and cut them out.
    inked up their edges and matted them on cream cardstock. They aren't perfectly round, but I think that only adds caracter to them.

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    I cut them out again, leaving a tiny cream border. inked up their edges and drew 2 spots with a pen for the holes.

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    Poked the holes with a needle. And set them aside.

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    To make my own lace: I took this strip of paper and roughened the edges.

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    With a needle I poked some holes. (actually stabbed my holes)

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    Did the same at the backside, to get the texture on the front.

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    till it looked something like this.

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    I started pleating my strip carefully, cause with the little holes in it, it is a little fragile. Didn't glue the pleatings. set it aside.

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    Took my buttons and run a thread through them.

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    I glued them down using hot glue. Of course I needed to twist them. (adds more caracter)

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    added my piece of lace to my card, using hot glue. Started from the bottom side and scrunched it up a bit, pressing it down in the hot glue. Now, my card only needs it's sentiment, on which I am going to show you a few pictures, of how important the placement really is.
    (keep in mind, that I did this before I actually start building this card)

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    Here's where my card is layed out and I'm searching for the right spot for my sentiment.
    This picture shows that the sentiment is *too far apart*

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    same goes for here. *too far apart* and out of balance.

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    Here you see that, if I would add my sentiment right here, it would be toally *out of balance*
    to much black on one side. My lace strip fades if I'd add it here.

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    If i'd add it like this, it is still to much black on one side, and the eye wouldn't be drawn all across the card. And I was going for a more delicate look.

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    I finally found my right spot. Not too much black on one side, and the eye is going to be drawn all over my card. Perfect.

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    And here's my finished card.

    I hope you liked this tutorial and picked up some idea's.

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    The rules for this week:

    Make a card or tag with:

    PP only. (NO ready to go embellishments)
    (I want you to look differently at pp and see the possibilities)

    You can use 1 color of (distress) ink
    And 1 type of string/thread

    So… put your thinking cap on and show us your gorgeous creations!!!

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    craftysprinkles
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      This is stunning Paulien!! Absolutely fanastic and the idea for the lace is just amazing. You are so VERY talented to come up with all these wonderful ideas every week. I will certainly have a go at this as I find it very difficult to make a card without flowers. I just love those papers too. Thank you!

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      This is gorgeous, Paulien! One of these days I am going to dedicate just to catching up on cards!

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      craftysprinkles
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        Paulien, WOW, gorgeous card & awesome challenge!!!!
        No embellies, just paper and a piece of string?
        Let me see what I can do……

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        Krissy
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          Oh my word!!! I'm blown away Paulien!!! This is excellent!!

          "Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."

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          Krissy
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            Gorgeous Paulien.

            #165812

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              And a wonderful job you did!

              #165813

              Wow just give you paper and glue and a piercer and away you go….gorgeous Paulien!!! This is just fab!!!

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              Krissy
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                Wow, amazing how you come up with such cool ideas for your cards Paulien!

                #165815

                This is awesome but my brain is too full and stuck.

                #165817

                Another awesome card tutorial! They are fabulous each and every week. Thank you so much!

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                  Good one Paulien! Awesome challenge.

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                  Snagg1
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                    Question, can we use dies?

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                    I had to think about your question Lisa. Yes you can if you want too. The thought behind this was that I wanted you to look at the PP and see the possibilities. Like, the title work of Karola's Anatomy page. I had not seen it, till she explained. I thought she used a stamp, but she didn't. I think we, over-look the possibilities sometimes.

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                      Gotcha!

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