I'm running behind on my Teapot Tuesday challenge this week, but I finally finished my card last night. This week's recipient is a lovely lady whose husband died last year and she needs some cheering up. We were asked to make "thinking of you" cards with flowers, and perhaps a butterfly or two. After I went to bed last night I realized I forgot the butterflies! So I will add a couple to the inside liner of my card before mailing it to her.
This card is 3" x 5 3/8", a rather odd size, but I liked the way it worked for my design.
I started by stamping my image and sentiment in StazOn Timber Brown on watercolor paper, then I watercolored my image. I attached the stamped panel to a piece of brown card stock and trimmed to fit. I made a card base from some lightly textured dark green card stock and cut a smaller piece of the same card stock to put in the middle section of my stamped panel. I embossed the smaller green piece using the Square Lattice embossing folder, then adhered it to my watercolored panel. I wrapped jute around the center section and secured it with a decorative brad. (The brad is a bit bulky and heavy so I also used a mini glue dot to hold it in place.) I attached the panel to my card base and added a liner to the inside for writing.
Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Deep in the Heart of TEXAS Posts: 17825
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 @ 7:16 AM
Amy, a lovely card for Sherry! Love that big button over the Cuttlebugged panel!! Nicely done! Thank you so very much for your kindness, I know Sherry is going to be thrilled with her teaparty!!
------------------------------ Phyllis Young at heart, slightly older in other parts. We really never grow up, we just learn how to act in public!! What if you woke up today with only what you had thanked God for yesterday??
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 10495
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 @ 7:32 AM
So pretty AMY!!! Your flowers are just gorgeous in the pink and orange colors! Then add that (great texture) deep teal color panel and what a wonderful color palette!!! Your antique brad with the three flowers is gorgeous!!! LOVE this beautiful card!!!
Registered: October 3, 2009 Location: In a state of grace Posts: 10176
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 @ 8:23 AM
How beautiful! I love the striking color combination that you chose - very artistic shade choices of complementary colors. Your watercoloring is lovely and the details & texture work perfectly. Thanks so much for coming to Sherry's Teaparty, she is going to love this gorgeous card!
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