Tuesday, April 23, 2013

We Take A Short Break From The Canvas Project...

As I continued working on my canvas project, changing my mind numerous times on how to build up the canvas, searching for needed supplies to complete the decided upon plan and selecting a font for the poem to be printed in, an occasion arose where I needed a card. Now, I have boxes of cards that I could have gone through and selected an appropriate one, but that would just not do.  This person falls in the category of special that a card should be created for her specifically in mind.  And to be honest, I was more than happy to take a short break from the canvas and create a card that I knew would be fancier and more meaningful than the ones I had already made up.

I am so in love with The French Country line from Graphic 45.  I love the colors and the sheets that have the smaller rectangles that you can cut and use for card fronts.  I used paper from this line for the background of the card, the checked strip at the bottom of the card that I edge punched, and I cut out the square that has the girl in the garden.  Isn't that image beautiful?!  I used Spica pens on the red flowers, the white flowers, the gold bushes and the writing, postmark and swirls at the top of the image.  I love using those pens - they add so much.  I mounted the photo on a piece of bundled sage colored Core'dinations Distress cardstock, which I embossed with a Stampin' Up folder, and lightly sanded.
Before I adhered everything in its place I ironed some Maya Road pleated satin trim and placed it under the checkered piece so it would show through the edge cut.
It seems like more and more people carry their card decorating over onto the inside of the card.  I don't always, and when I do, it tends to be just a little something.  In this inside I placed vertically another piece of checkered edged paper, a square and a postage stamp from the paper line.  I then chose a SRM sticker from their Happy Birthday sticker sheet for the final touch - and my card is ready to be sent.
I love making cards - it is such a small way to let someone know you are thinking of them and hopefully bring a smile to their face and some warmth to their heart.
Now, back to the canvas project.....