Thursday, May 17, 2012
Cardmaking - May - masculine
These cards featured a decorative paper with bold stripes including gold which added richness to the look of the completed cards. I echoed the gold by adding a layer below the images. We sponged the images using a round template which left a nice white border all the way around the image - love that look! I coloured the details in the images using watercolour. The images and the sponging template (transparency) were cut using my round Nestibilities. I used the same bow technique I used on this card which involves punching a small hole in the greeting, pushing a loop of seam binding from back to front and inserting several small lengths into the loop. The bow is formed by pulling both long ends to tighten it nicely. It works very well with seam binding which is soft and pliable and makes a bow with very little bulk because there is no actual knot. The greetings were colour printed and trimmed with decorative scissors. The digital images are from Arthur's Clip Art. This site has a large index to help you locate the images you are looking for.
Take time to celebrate the best of the men in your life and let them know you appreciate them with a handmade card!!