I have this love affair going on with the colour Teal at the moment, and when I saw this beautiful, teal, velvet ribbon on sale at a haberdashery local to where I live I was shocked to find that some just jumped into my basket – where it promptly held me to ransom until I’d bought 5 metres of it. [tsk tsk. what an absolutely shocking way for ribbon to behave!]
Made on white cardstock which has a very slightly hammered texture to it. The powder blue edge strip along the fold line, was made using a Spellbinders Classic Petal Edgeabilities die; and the central circular, lacey type die cut, which includes the sentiment ‘With Love’, was made using a Tonic Indulgence Semi Circle (item number: 471e). The powder blue card which I used for the die cuts was a huge sized piece of random card which I’ve had for ever!
Of course me being me . . there had to be a little surprise waiting on the inside. . .
I made an insert from papers which had a sort of heavenly, cloudy effect – added another Spellbinders Edgeabilities die cut (from the same set) and made the little tag from some printed papers which I think I got free with a magazine a while ago, which I mounted onto a piece of the powder blue cardstock which all the die cuts were cut from. But this time, instead of the velvet ribbon (which would have been too thick and substantial to use on this tag) I used a short length of teal Rayon Seam Binding. (American Seam Binding).
I don’t normally make ‘elegant’ cards. I’m more the fun, shabby chic, steam punk, vintage type of card maker, so this card really was a step out of my comfort zone. But I like the way it turned out. Less is more really worked for this card.
Whoops – nearly forgot … the flowers on the front are all from Anna Marie Designs, who you can find on this clickable link: http://www.annamariedesigns.co.uk/
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