Hi there blog friends! Lots going on the blogosphere today and I even have a card to share. Yesterday I mentioned that my friend Janet asked me to guest on her blog and this is the second card I made. If you like you can see the original post HERE. She has some magnificent designers that play there, they are full of inspiration!! I used papers from her ByDigitalPaper Store on Etsy and created a card using this set of bookmarks called Stories Floral that I simply love; they were printed out as is. The blue background is from Antique Paper 3 and is enlarged.
I’ll have to admit, after I made the card, I V8 smacked my forehead and thought why didn’t I punch a hole and add a tassel so that the recipient could just pull off the bookmark and use it as a real bookmark. I wasn’t thinking. I was so taken with the beauty of the artwork that I just plowed ahead, but I’ll do it next time (grin). I love to go shabby so I pulled out kraft cardstock and all the creme cardstock that you see was dipped in a coffee bath for a minute or so to age it.
The edges of the blue paper were simply roughed up by dragging them across the open ‘v’ of a pair of scissors (if you never do this, then try it with a scrap).
My card is 5″ x 6-1/2″ and I used a couple of Spellbinders for embellishment, tucking Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents on the back layer and framing the bookmark with Spellbinders Flourish Trim. Since the bookmark has butterflies I embellished with a filigree butterfly from Spellbinders Jewel Flower and Flourishes.
|SUPPLIES I USED|
|Stamps: Clearly Wordsworth – Love
Paper: Kraft Paper, Neenah Classic Crest Natural White Smooth 80 lb; ByDigitalPaper – Stories Floral, Antique Paper 3
Ink: Amuse – French Roast
Accessories: Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents, Spellbinders Flourish Trim, Spellbinders Jewel Flower and Flourishes, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Mulberry Roses, Lace, Organdy Ribbon, Becca’s Bow Maker
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