Another Saturday and another great challenge at Less is More. This week is sketch week and here's the sketch we're working from:
It's a very sweet and simple sketch, and here's my take on the sketch:
First of all, I had no idea what size card a "DL" card was, but after getting clarification on it, I've made a card that the approximate finished size is 4 x 8 inches. I don't think I've made a card this size ever, so I will probably have to make my own envelope for it...or not, since I decided that I'd go ahead and make an anniversary card for my hubby. On April 11, we will celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary...so I thought a little "fancy" card might be in order. I don't really think it's girly...just dressed up in a tuxedo! LOL! I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to emboss the background. Since the folder isn't long enough to do the full eight inches, I embossed one end, then turned it around, matching up the design, and embossed the other end. In the area where the two embossing met, it was a little off...but as it happens, that's exactly where I wanted to put the ribbon. I layered a 3/4" black satin ribbon with a 1/2" red velvet ribbon on top. After adhering the ribbon to the back of the embossed piece, I layered the whole thing on a piece of black cardstock leaving just a tiny border around the embossed piece. The tag was cut with a Spellbinder die that I recently ordered. I actually cut it once out of white card stock and then again out of the black and layered them slightly off center so that the black edges would show. I stamped the sentiment from Flourishes on the tag and added three flat-backed red pearls to the bottom. The embossed piece and the tag are pop-dotted for dimension.
Now...WHAT on earth am I going to get my man for our anniversary to go with this card! Any suggestions?
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