Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Suede Paper Tri-fold

I had some major surgery a little bit ago. I was so tired, to tired to even think about what to write on the blog. I also could not bend or stretch enough to take photos of the 1 card I was able to make. I am feeling so much better now, so here it is.

This tri-fold card is made using some designer paper called English Rose that a dear friend, Elizabeth from Visions Of Paper, sent me. One of the sheets in this set has flocked flourishes and I so much wanted to use it. I decided to use my much beloved and hoarded suede paper with it.

The die cut is from Cheery Lynn Designs called Waltzing Matilda Doily Die. I also purchased the matching Angel Wings. That is what made the matching layer under the die cut. I have to admit I was a bit disappointed that the bottom layer was larger than the die cut, but rather than cutting it down, I decided to just go with it.

The ribbon is stitched velvet that I used my copic markers on to have the stitches match the paper.

Here you can see the suede look of the paper on the top right of the photo. I also used suede paper for the corners. I used a squarish die cut, cutting it diagonally to make the corner. I am sorry, but I don't remember the name of this die.

The actual score of the fold is not a single score line like most cards are, so as to accommodate the inside embellishments. I made 2 score lines 1/8" apart. If you click on the photo, you can see that I used the same velvet ribbon as the front of the card along this 1/8" fold, minus the copic color along the stitching. Why not the copic, well...I just did not think to do it until just now, lol

I used the awesome flourish jewel templates from Bazzill to make this pearl flourish. These help making your own flourishes evenly spaced. (you can tell that 2 of my pearls fell off and I reapplied them unevenly, lol)

See those pretty rose/leaf/flourish designs along the bottom and edges of the side panels. Those are rub-ons that came with the English Rose paper. I hardly ever use rub-ons but these are so pretty. And they rubbed on perfectly and easily, even over the flocked flourishes on this paper. It is hard to tell that they are not printed right on the paper!

This flower vine is from Prisma. The flowers have a velvet look to them which totally matched the paper.

The sentiment is on the bottom of the right panel. It is also a rub-on from the set. I just love this sentiment.

I think I am going to use this card as a "Thank You" to my wonderful church family for providing meals for my husband and I as I recuperate. How blessed I am to have such a wonderful church to go to and loving church family.



Tracey said...

Just gorgeous have such an eye for detail. Very pretty card:)

Jenn said...

Wow, such a stunning card! Beautiful embellishing and sentiment, TFS :)
xxxhugs, Jenn

Ellie said...

What a beautiful card Sandy! The doily on the front looks amazing, and I LOVE how it opens up to all the gorgeous things and the beautiful sentiment!
So good to hear that you are getting better!!