Hello crafty friends! Thank you so much for your comments left on yesterday's post. They were so open, honest and emotional, coming from your hearts. The support was overwhelming and truly made what could have been a very hard day for me, one that was truly memorable. The "Life Lessons" seemed to be especially touching to most of you and I have decided that I will reprint it on my blog every March 8th in honour of my Dad. Lest we forget those things in life, a yearly boost should help us stay focused on what is truly important in our lives. Again, thank you so much for allowing me to share a personal side of my life with all of you.
Today is one of my favourite cards that has been done in a simple, not too over the top manner. No large ribbons or bows, no flowers, nothing too terribly sparkly. You are probably even wondering if I actually made this card as the only real tell tale sign of that is the piercing around the edges, huh? Yes I did and I really like to use the dies to simply emboss in to the card sometimes as it gives a really nice detail for the eye to wander around. These Persian Motifs do exactly that since they are beautifully detailed and rich looking. I thought I would have the embossing start off the card a bit so it almost looks like an afterthought. While the die was still in place, I used some antique linen distress ink to highlight the embossed detail and bring it out a bit more. I cut two of the Persian accent borders to go across the card, separating the sentiment from the focal element. I offset the border so that the more ornate part showed on both border dies. I stamped my sentiment underneath in the corner in black archival ink. I added a large black rhinestone swirl to the top of the card rising up from the borders to the far corner. A final bit of piercing around the edge framed and finished it for me. I know that the colours don't always come across in the correct way so just to let you know this card is black and taupe coloured. Both of these colours were part of the cardstock pack that was available on C & C at the beginning of the POTD shows. This card could work in simply any colour choice without issue. I hope you like it! All for now, Sue x