The starting point for this card was the intent to use some of my stash paper.  I browsed till I found this gorgeous foiled paper from the 2012 DCWV “White Ginger” stack. (I did mention I was a paper hoarder—I have even older paper than that!)

I layered the foil with a brown paper with a tiny check pattern from the same stack and added a strip of pearlescent green cardstock.  It came from a mat stack, but I can’t say which one as I got so tired of looking through ten or twelve mat stacks for the exact  color I needed that I just tore all the papers out and put them in color order in a mesh bin.  It took a long time, but was totally worth it!  I do know they were all DCWV mat stacks, though 🙂

The sentiment is the Penny Black “to say hi” stamped in Versamark ink and embossed with WOW white embossing powder.

Handmade hello card say hi close up WM

For this cluster on the top left I cut some strips from the brown check and green cardstock as well as an additional pattern from the White Ginger stack, cut flag ends, inked the edges with Colorbox pigment  ink stacks, probably Rain Forest and Surf’s Up.  These stacks are my “go to” for inking edges because they are small, easy to handle, and with just three or four carefully chosen stacks you have almost any color you could possibly need. Of course I may have a few more than four, but they have served me well over the years!

To finish off the card I wrapped it several times with some very hairy 🙁 twine salvaged from a package, tied (with great difficulty) a bow and glue dotted the bow & button (source unknown) to the card.  It kind of looks like it’s threaded through the button, but believe me with that twine I would not even have attempted it!  Anyway, I usually do just cheat and pretend I threaded the button 🙂 Does that make me a bad person?  Let me know if there are any kindred spirits out there who can’t be bothered trying to thread twine through buttons!! Happy crafting!  Karen