I combined this week's Ways to Use It challenge (make a "thank you" card) with Operation Write Home's Sketch #145 for this card.
(I realized too late that the shadows in this picture make it hard to define the edge of the sentiment panel from the shadow around it. I need to brush up on my photography skills!)
I really struggle with matching patterned papers, so I was pleased as punch to find this two-sided paper in my stash! I used the flowery side for the larger panel and used the lighter side for the smaller piece. I made a card base with Chocolate Chip card stock and added some brown and white baker's twine to tie it all together. I stamped my sentiment in Rich Cocoa on Crumb Cake, used watercolor crayons and a slightly wet brush to color the image, then layered that piece with Chocolate Chip. I had planned to simply attach the sentiment panel to the middle of the long strip, but I made an error as I was adhering my layers and tore the flowery paper slightly, so I moved the sentiment panel to the left side of the card to cover my mistake and adhered it with dimensionals. I knew I'd need some sort of embellishment on the right side to balance it all out, so I decided to fussy-cut two of the flowers from the leftover patterned paper (I am not a fan of fussy-cutting, so I did not come to this decision easily!). After cutting out the flowers, I added a small white brad to the middle of each and attached them to the card with mini glue dots. To add a little dimension, I lightly rolled the ends of the flowers so they would stand off the paper a bit.
Registered: March 11, 2008 Location: Sacramento, California Posts: 39107
Thu, Nov 08, 2012 @ 2:39 PM
Awesome color combo here. Love those flowers and the Thanks a Bunch sentiment. Wonderful card! TFS :0)
------------------------------ Cathy B aka: Mutnik ....or is it Nutmeg?! I get so confused!
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