Thursday, 2 February 2012
Just a little note
Well this was the first offering for class this week. I have had it in reserve for a wee while and the ladies loved it. We folded the edge of the card back and made the whole thing square again by adding a strip of Echo Park 'Victoria Gardens' paper. This left a wee problem as the paper is double sided, so after adding a strip of ribbon over the join we put a whole piece of white on the inside front cover. The folded " bracket edge was tinted with worn lipstick distress ink. Behind this we put a little piece of American Crafts "romance- love struck". We cut and embossed (honest this photo was my trial run and the embossing is missing!!)a beaded oval using nestabilities dies and threaded the gingham ribbon around tying into a bow. This was attached to the card front with foam pads. The stamped image was created using the Stampendous wildflower sprigs set, and the ladies had a choice of greeting. Each began 'Just a little note...' and then they could choose " to cheer you", "to say hello" or "to thank you". If time had allowed we could also have tinted the beads of the oval whilst still in the die.