Thursday, February 08, 2018

Thinking of you with seam binding, a colourful leaf embellishment and decorative paper

I needed a few cards so started with this one which features some hand stamped background paper, seam binding and a beautiful leaf embellishment. 
I started with a very neutral watercolour background and stamped the harlequin background (SU) over it using a warm brown ink.  I cut the paper down and added a darker piece of scrapbook paper which has been stamped with a shell image in a dark brown ink.  I glued both of these to the front of a dark brown card.  I cut a piece of brown cardstock, added two lines of piercings created with my pattern tracing wheel and finally added a length of beige vintage seam binding in the center adhering the ends to the back using double sided tape.  I tied a short piece to the length to simulate a bow.  I adhered this element to the front of my card over where the papers join and then added the colourful plastic leaf embellishment over it.  I used a laser printed greeting punched with the modern label punch and highlighted both ends with pieces cut from a dark brown one.  I mounted the layered greeting with 3D foam tape.                            Therese