Sunday, December 14, 2014

Birthday card with botanical collage

I created the collage for this card when I was working on this calendar.  I laid a dried flower over a page from a song book, covered it with a piece of white tissue paper coated with matt Modge Podge and added another layer over the the whole thing. Love how the flower petals have become translucent so you can see the music notes through them.  I also love the wonderful texture provided by the dimension of the flower's center and the stem.
To make my large card, I started by trimming my collage to fit my card front and glued it in place.  I added a wrap of lovely fiber to the left hand side finishing with a double knot.  I trimmed the vellum Happiness quote and included it when I stitched a couple times around the collage using wonky lines. I added a punchie greeting layered over a scallop punchie in coordinating colours.  The greeting is embellished with a bit of gel pen and sponged around the edge.
Going out to a girl who loves music and deserves every happiness!!