Monday, August 9, 2010

{ Now and Forever }

I kept looking and looking at this Creative Imaginations paper at my LSS.   It is the 'Breathless' line by Marah Johnson, which is actually a tribute to the Twilight series.  Beautiful? Yes.  But, what would I do with it?  Could I create a Card that would do it justice?  In a word? Yes.

I chose the 'Midnight Garden' patterned paper for both my inspiration and my Envelope.  I used a white Card Base and layered it with a panel of the varnished 'Midnight Sonata' patterned paper, which I heavily distressed using my boning tool and then inked in brown.  You can get a better look at the details on the pic below:

I then layered an argyle cut from Wild Card over the distressed panel, using 3-D dots.  For my rose, I used Wild Card again and cut the rose three times.  Once in black (for the base), once in green (for the leaves and stem), and once in red (for the bud).  After trimming the red and green roses and discarding what I didn't need, I inked the leaves and stem in brown, lightly distressed them, and adhered the green stem directly to the black stem.  Using 3-D dots, I adhered the red rose bud to the black rose bud and lightly inked the edges in brown. I then adhered the completed rose directly to my argyle cut, at an angle. 

To finish the Card, I cut a length of Creative Impressions 1.5" Crepe ribbon and tied it in a pretty bow around the whole Card, like a present.

I was thrilled with this one!!


Thanks for Making my Day!