Sunday, March 03, 2019

A thank you card featuring bright scrapbook paper, a large label and a round greeting

This fun and bright thank you card started with a piece of scrapbook paper which I found last week in a hunt for something else!!!!!  No idea how long it has been "lost" but it was in an envelope so it must have been from a swap so it has been a while.  I trimmed a piece of navy that would fit on an A2 sized card and next trimmed a piece of the scrapbook paper to leave a small border.  I found this orange label in my stash and thought it would be perfect for hosting my greeting.  I dug the round greeting (laser printed digital stamp) and the orange and white scalloped circles (Nestibilities) from my stash.  The white was too bright so I coloured it with a grey stamp pad and then embossed it for more texture.  To create my focal element I started with the orange label (SX) which I sponged all the way around with grey ink.  I layered on two circle punchies on each side - black and yellow to which I added blue brads. I modified the brads with a blue sharpie marker to get them to coordinate more closely with the decorative paper.  I added the large grey circle to the center of the label and added the greeting which was layered on the orange scalloped circle using 3D foam tape to give it a bit of dimension.  To finish off this card for my stash I adhered the background to a grey card front and then added the large label at a bit of a diagonal.  Thinking it still needed " a bit of something" I added faux stitching to the edges of the label with a fine tip black marker. That was better!!         Therese