Saturday, 1 August 2009
This is not really my normal style. However I am in the process of making a load of 25th anniversary cards, but they all have to go to the same couple, so I am trying my best to make the style of each card very different!
I have always admired cards that have the distressed look, I am not very good at it, I occasionally rip and tear pages or ink the edges of card but I am not very good at pulling a whole look together. It normally ends up looking very Dark and or dirty. Anyway I thought I would try and give it a go...
I have tried my best not to be too heavy handed to keep it light and hopefully still elegant. For this card I have used papers from "K&Co - Wedding range" all the edges have been sanded I don't have any distressing tools so I think every emery board in my house as been used up! Just as well I now use a glass nail file! LOL! and then inked with "whispers - whisper blue". I have embossed some pearl paper using "cuttlebug - script"
My Hubby had thought I had gone mad when I got the sewing machine out today. (must get one of those mini ones!) as I started stitching the card the seamstress came out in me as I stitched a perfectly straight line, then I realised that was not the look I was going for, so then I have done a double row of very wobbly stitching to compensate!
The heart and flowers are " Sizzix - heart w/flowers & vine" which I have gradually built up. the dotty ribbon actually ties in really well and lifts the card a little, but in the photo it just doesn't look right! (sorry!)
I am sure the rest of the anniversary cards will make their way onto my blog, I am just putting this one now as I thought I could enter it into the Simon Says Challenge http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/ as this week Simon says - "distress"
Well I guess I should get back to completing those orders!........