Saturday, 13 June 2015

VOS (stickers)

I am still working on my mission to use up some of my stash. UFO's and VOS are first on the list.
When I packed for the move, I was surprised to see just how many stickers I still have. I know they are very passe to a card maker, but my non card maker pals don't mind them!

I am working on a series of beach/fishing/boating/surf/sand type cards, so had an iris case already full of supplies to go with these themes. When I saw this ship sticker in my stash, I popped open the case and threw this one in there too.

I am working from this iris case this grabbed an assortment of papers and embellishments from there and created this card.

I am very proud of the fact that the stamped sentiment is from a couple of years ago and is finally getting used! I had stamped off several onto kraft card, then cut and inked them up for use on some bird cards I was making at the time.

The stars seemed appropriate as you can navigate by the stars and I thought they also suited birthday celebrations. I gave them a generous coating of Stardust Stickles and then coated the largest star in the bottom left corner with Tim Holtz Picket Fence Distress Stickles. I painted some of that on the kraft circle mat and onto the hessian as well! Here is a wee close up...

Card Base - 5 1/2 inch textured card and envelope from my stash
DP - K and Co
Card - snippets of kraft card for mat, stars, and sentiment, snippet of pearlized white textured card
Dies - Spellbinders petite scalloped die, petite circle die and stars
Fiber - jute snippet
Stickles - Stardust Stickles and Tim Holtz Picket Fence  Distressed Stickles

I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets


  1. It's a great nautical inspired creation Mo, the hessian really adds to the feel and I for one don's mind stickers when they look this good.

    Isn't it scary when we are forced to look at what we have stashed away, but at the same time opens up new inspiration.

    B x

  2. Looks fabulous Maureen...would never have guessed it was a sticker...and the hessian is genius! xxxxx

  3. That ship sticker is so pretty! Love all the stars with this too. So beautiful and just dreamy looking. Love your card!

  4. Love your card Maureen, you have done very well using up some stash. I should follow your example. Hugs,

  5. I think stickers are fun! Your card looks amazing! I like the nautical style!

  6. Oh this is fab! I love the Kraft and texture you've added! The sentiment looks great!
    Lucy x

  7. Fabulous card Mo, I like the ship image very much and it it looks great on the background paper you used. All of your lovely embellishments add charm and interest as well.
    Jean x

  8. This is just amazing Mo, and it makes no difference if it's a sticker or a stamped image - it's beautiful!

  9. A brilliant card Maureen, such a fabulous design with great texture and details.

  10. What a brilliant card Mo, I like the image the texture and the stars
    kevin xx

  11. Wow Mo, this is just wonderful! So beautifully thought out and loads of lovely texture as well. Great use of snippets!


    Di xx

  12. Saw your card on the Playground and had to let you know how awesome your card is. The sticker is great but I love all the texture and dimension that you used. I'm a new follower of your blog now.

  13. I do like this one Maureen - the hessian or burlap really makes the image stand out and I love those distressed stars. I don't know what an 'Iris Case' is so am on a mission to see if I can find out!

    Hope you are settled in your new home now.

    Big hugs to you both

    Sue Pxxx (and Graham)

  14. I love the ship, and I have nothing against stickers. You have created a lovely card around it, so good on you! Kate x

  15. What a wonderful sailing card - perfect texture. Just right for those summer breezes!!!!
    Sandy xx

  16. This is gorgeous Mo. Love the boat doesn't look like one.
    Brulliant layers.
    Love it.

  17. It's a fabulous card Maureen, love the nautical theme and all the wonderful textures, hugs Kate x

  18. Well it sure doesn't look like a stamp...Its beautiful..I love your creativity and how you add embellies to your cards now. Wonderful texture throughout your card and the stars are fantastic. Hugs, joann

  19. Superb Mo, who cares if you used stickers I still really like great classy ones like thse, clever use up of items. Shaz in Oz.x

  20. This is a great card! I love it!

  21. Wow, what a beautiful card Mo! I love that sticker, would have not realized it was a sticker if you hadn't told us. Just beautiful! Hugs, Brenda

  22. This is gorgeous, Mo! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment xxx

  23. Such a lovely card.
    I love the vintage look to your card and the colour and texture is beautiful

  24. Great use of your VOS. I love the sparkle and the jute snippet. That stuff is so coo looking.

  25. A fabulous male themed card, Maureen. I like the different textures you've incorporated into your design too. Like you I'm working my way through stash, some of which has been around a long time. As you say, non cardmaking family and friends don't know it's not the newest trendiest stuff :) Elizabeth xx

  26. Super layout and well done on using up some VOS.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  27. Oh wow--one of my favorite cards, Mo! Love how you put it together & the distress stickles is fabulous!

  28. Love this! The rustic burlap adds great texture, and the layered stars are fab.
    Alison xx


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