Sunday, November 04, 2018

Two little birds with a piece of birthday cake, some gold embroidery thread and a little tag greeting

I have been having fun creating cards for my stash!!  This card features a little oval image which I punched from a used card front.  You can see another card I made with it here.  I layered the little oval over a green scalloped punchie (SU) and then pondered how I might highlight this very little focal element.  Taking a lesson from the CAS creators I decided to go very clean - a white embossed layer (CB- D'vine Swirl) layered onto a white card front.  I wanted a bit of something to add texture but it had to be fairly light so it would not overwhelm my image so I used gold embroidery thread.  It worked perfectly.  I added a piece of double sided tape below where I was going to position my oval, slid the little tag greeting (SU) onto the thread and wound my length around my hand then laid it over the tape.  I rearranged a little bit until I was happy and then pressed all the pieces into the tape where they overlapped.  I used 3D foam tape to adhered my focal over the loops of gold thread.  Love it!!  I added a little piece of double sided tape to the back of my tag to keep it in place.  I am glad that I stretched a bit of this one because I really like it and gives me the courage to create more of these when I have a wonderful little focal element to create with!!            Therese