As promised yesterday, here is the card that we made at the Telford training day to match the Something to Say gift bag:
As per yesterday, the card was designed by Julie Kettlewell, who seems to have a love affair with the Lacy and Lovely embossing folder – if you take a look at her blog it appears very frequently! This is the embossing folder which was used for the background of the card. As there were hundreds of Demonstrators attending the Telford training, these panels were pre-embossed for us, or they would have needed tons of Big Shots and embossing folders to avaoid us spending the whole day queueing to emboss our card front panel! So I’ve not got my hands on this folder as yet. It is not the sort of style I use for many of my cards so I am unlikely to get it, but it is a very pretty backround while still being bold enough to stand alone as a main focal point of a card as for this one.
Obviously this card uses pretty much the same items as the gift bag as the whole point is that they match and coordinate together! The Something to Say stamp has been used with only “half” of the sentiment, but it works perfectly well alone and does not NEED the additional comment. Julie also loves the seam binding ribbon, and tying a piece of Linen thread around the ribbon gives a feel of a bow without the bulk and “hassle” of actually having to tie a pretty bow which sits flat and looks good! This is a clever trick which is also more masculine than a fluffy bow on the front of a card.
The Artisan Label has been bordered on the top and bottom only on the card, as opposed to all four sides on the bag. Both look good, but the tag looks better with the complete border for that application, I think. The card looks great with just the top and bottom – I think it would have looked too “heavy” with the additional edges.
I enjoyed making this project and learning how to make the gift bag, which I can see being very useful for multiple applications. I have a project in mind for this in the next few weeks, so here’s hoping it works! I will ba back next week with a get wel card plus hopefully some more Project Life scrapbook pages for you to be inspired by…