I still remember when I received my first real key- it was 6th grade and my mom was headed back to her teaching job. I was trusted to come home after school while my little brother and sister went to a babysitter. For me, the key meant responsibility, autonomy and a sure step towards adulthood. It was exciting and perhaps that is what started my fascination with these little metal objects.
Keys are just cool-check out this inspiring photo from Pinterest:
So imagine my delight when I stumble across a package of brightly colored, just plain awesome key embellishments in the Martha Stewart aisle at Michael's. As I sat down at my desk to create a card, restraint left the building and I used the whole package to create a key collage on my card.
Key to my heart
I started by stamping a background pattern on Raspberry Fizz cardstock with white ink and used a border punch to create a scalloped edge. Then I arranged the keys on the pink cardstock and removed the adhesive backing to adhere them to the cardstock. I didn't have the right sentiment in my stash of stamps, so I created one on my computer, printed it out and adhered a tiny red heart for added emphasis. Some turquoise ribbon and rounded corners on a card base of pure poppy finished out the card.
Hope this card unlocks some inspiration for you! Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a fantastic day!
Supplies: (All supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted)
- Cardstock- Pure Poppy, White, Raspberry Fizz
- Stamps: Background Basics Retro and Dot Spot
- Ink: Fresh Snow
- Ribbon: Hawaiian Shores
- Die Cut: Love Lives Here
- Embellishments: Martha Stewart (EK Success)
- Tool: Corner Rounder (Creative Memories)
- Typewriter Font: dafont.com