Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Here was the assignment if I choose to accept it: Make a card using the colors Black, brown, and cream. Could I do it? Should I accept the assignment? Why the heck not! Art for The Creative Mind has a swap with just that assignment that I have joined-you have to check them out-it's a group on Yahoo that is one of the best there is! I had bought a piece of cardstock that had various images that you could cut out from it. I love the vintage feel. So romantic......I chose the engagement photo and the wedding girl. I also used the backside of the paper for the other piece on the front of the card. I needed to add brown so I pulled out my Cuttlebug and my Papertrey,Inc. eyelet die and cut a piece for the side of the card. While I had my Cuttlebug out, I used the DieNamics spiral flower die to cut my flower out using black felt. I then shaped the flower into a spiral and glued it to my brown polka dot sheer ribbon bow that I made with my BowEasy. I had a piece of striped twill tape that I pinned and pleated, sewing it together on my sewing machine. I also machine stitched some of the elements to the front of the card.
Here is the inside of the card using a cream with black print background and edged with brown cardstock. I wanted to showcase the bride! I was looking again at the front of the card and thought it was missing something so I added some white pearls - I think it was just the touch it needed! Elle