Friday, 14 August 2015

Card/Notelet With Bookplate Embellishment.

This card measures 5.5 ins x 5.5ins and is made using a manufactured Kraft card blank.  I am afraid the picture doesn’t really do them justice, my lighting is pants at the moment!
I have to admit, this is the sort of card I would love to receive. I cut a 5in square piece of scrap card and then stuck 1in strips of vintage print papers on to it, adding a little faux stitching, but when I make more of this design I am going to run them through with my small, battery operated sewing machine, without any thread and then join the holes up with a fine liner pen, for a “proper” faux stitching effect.  The panel was also mat and layered on gold mirror card.
I then added a gold tone bookplate, an effect I love, but have only used once before. The font I used for the sentiment is Edwardian Script ITC, font size 26, which was a perfect fit.  Two matching brads keep the bookplate in place.
The die cut, cardstock ephemera embellishments (double sided) are from K & Co, I have had them for a few years now, loved them, but didn’t have a clue what to do with them….. but, on this card they were perfect with a little translucent glitter added here and there.
I am so pleased with the results that I am going to make a whole lot more, now I don’t work and I am on a very tight budget these will be brilliant put in sets of eight (and in a decorated box) to give as notelet sets as Christmas presents.