Monday, 30 May 2011

Congratulations KB

When I start designing you can never really tell where it's going to take you.  It all depends on the brief you are given, cost, size and the materials all have a factor alongside the fact that nothing leaves my mitts until I'm absolutely happy with the design.  Here is a James Bond themed card that I have made for our friend Kate, its a large A4 card.  I am often guided by the size of image that I have and this is the case in question for this one. I have used a scrumptious background paper from Reminisce called The Graduate which is flocked and has a silver shimmer its a very tactile paper and I wished I had bought more when I was last in America. Of course there is lots of stitching on this card but more importantly I have used the glass beaded stems from Cargo, you will need to pierce the cardstock and "catch stitch" the beaded flowers in place or they will sag( I know that feeling only too well!).  I have used glue in the past but it has always failed me and looks messy, this way its all neat and secure. I like using the Tim Holtz filmstrip die, it has so many uses when you are doing these cards, I have glued vellum behind the die cut.  You could, if you are clever, print onto the vellum your chosen image or sentiment to line up with the die cut so that it looks like a real negative.  Me being me, I have kept it simple and have used pink rub-ons on one of the cells, its a delicate and personal touch and it doesn't detract from the James Bond drawing. So, at the end of my design session this is where it has taken me, I hope you like it? x

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