Saturday, February 26, 2011


A friend's parents are having a birthday bash this weekend and she asked if i could make them a single card for the both of them......mmmmmmmmmmm.......not too lacy, not to feminine and not to flowery, what will be masculine and feminine at the same time!
The Graphic 45 was absolutely perfect. I used the romantic image with the dancing couple on it (since it is for a couple:) and added little touches to keep it interesting and draw the eye to different places on the card. The size is A5 as she wanted a letter printed in the card that would simply make the font too small to read on a smaller card (especially for an elderly cuople!)
I started the background with script paper and added a bracket from the same paper range. The tag is a normal package tag sprayed with glimmer mist using a swirl mask from Enmarc, there is not a lot visible of the tag but the bit of glimmer adds just a little touch of pzazz (if there is such a word:) to the card. I cut the postage stamp strip with stamp deckle edge scissors to make it look like the real deal and added a postage stamp in the top corner to round it off. The black from the postage stamps was a bit harsh and the lace was the perfect solution to tone it down but still leave the contrast.

Just to add a little feminine touch I made the flower with simple mountain-valley folds and added a (ancient!) Kaisercraft brad for a fancy effect. The scalloped border just softens the whole image. Add 3D squares to the back of your image to create a bit of dimension.

The white stationary envelope just didn't do the card justice! I opened the glue sides of the envelope and traced the design onto cardstock. (the envelope do not fit on a 12x12 and I traced one half on another sheet and added about 1inch overhang which I then glued inside the other half of the envelope). Add two swirl stamps and ink the edges and you have an envelope fit for any greeting you can whizz up with your creative skills :)
I hope you have fun playing around with your scrap goodies and may creativity hit you on the head when you least expect it!!
Happy scrappin'

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