Saturday, January 30, 2016

Serendipity with an artsy greeting from ADORN IT

I found this piece of serendipity background when I went looking for something else the other day and decided I would see about creating some cards with it. The serendipity background was created using several different paper napkins and some beautiful gift wrap.  I trimmed a piece for the front of my navy card from the large sheet, added a length of blue vintage seam binding across the bottom edge and glued it to my card.  The large artsy embellishment was a gift from my sister, Sylvia, last year.  It is a section of a 12" x 12" piece of scrapbooking paper which has some beautiful doodled pieces of art by Lindsay Ostrom and is titled ADORN IT - Art Play Paintables - Be Awesome.  I hand lettered the greeting in the empty space using a fine tip Sharpie marker then fussy cut the edge and watercoloured the image.  It made the perfect embellishment/greeting for this background.  I used 3D foam tape to adhere it to the card front and then tied a short piece of seam binding to the left hand side of the piece on the card front to simulate a bow.  I don't usually put things at a angle but am challenging my comfort zone this year and I think it works very well on this card.  I am sure my sister will appreciate this fun card.