Thursday, January 08, 2015

Large cards with lovely little girl in pink & green!

I made theses cards for my monthly card exchange.  They are large 5"x 7" cards - I found some envelopes with flat cards in my stash and decided to use them up.
For each card, I started with a 5.5" x 4.25" piece of scrappy collage paper I created a while back.  I cut them in two so they would be large enough and added a layered tape border over the gap.  This tape - sort of like duct tape - arrived on my Christmas Secret Sister gift.  I was able to remove it intact so I saved it!!  The colours were perfect for these cards.  I glued those elements in place and went looking for images and greetings.  I found these two images of little girls by Lilac and Lavendar which I thought would do perfectly so I trimmed them to size and watercoloured them.  The greetings were in my stash - I layered them with colour coordinated label punchies (SU) which I cut in two so they would provide just a nice frame around them.  I glued the images in place over the tape border and added the layered greetings to the lower right.  I thought that the image on the pink card needed a bit of something so I added a gel pen faux stitching border.  I added a dotted line border with the same gel pen on the greeting on the green card for the same reason.   I love this colour combination!!