Thursday, June 23, 2011
While in a vintage/shabby creative mindset, I put together this card for a friend's birthday. The papers are from Graphic 45's Once Upon a Springtime, including the main focal image, which I just cut from one of the patterns, and the angled postcard behind it (mostly covered up). I stamped a birthday sentiment from JustRite's Forever Friends cling set, die-cut it with one of JustRite's Charm dies, and tied it onto a length of crinkled seam binding using some May Arts ivory burlap string.
To add a little somethin' to the focal panel, I cut one of the Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three in half and trimmed it a little in order to use it as left and right brackets. I also used a small accent image from Forever Friends to stamp a subtle border on the pink gingham pattern. I need to remember to stamp borders more often instead of reaching for punches and dies all the time!
I finished the inside, too -- haven't done that in a while, but I sure do love how the finished insides make the card feel so much more complete. The sentiment and frame are both from JustRite's Elegant Frames set. I accented again with Fancy Tags Three diecuts, one on the left and right and another on the top and bottom.
Thanks for visiting, and may you also have happiness today, tomorrow, and always!