Sunday, March 4, 2007

Polka Dot and Paisley monochromatic card

Here is a card I saw demonstrated at a local demo meeting. I keep forgetting to keep things simple and how pretty simple can be. This card is one of our long note cards. They are a unique size and kind of fun.
Paper: cool caribbean long note card (cut 2" off one end and use this for the paisley images)
Ink: tempting turquoise
Accessories: spongeing on edges, white gel pen, 2 way glue and dazzling diamonds glitter.
Note: for the sponging on the paisley pieces, simple tap the sponge on the ink pad and then flick it across the edges of the piece. It gives a very subtle shading. On the Happy part, mask with copy paper to stamp the "happy" and then sponge. For the leaves on the flower, you will use the brush tip of the turquoise marker and just dab the leaves on (works great for rain drops, dew, and tears).
Also I learned that really we shouldn't be sending beautiful cards without making the envelopes beautiful as well, (no naked envelopes), so I quickly dressed this up with a torn piece of copy paper that I laid over the body of the envelope, sponged on the right side of the envelope and stamped the paisley.

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