Monday, 8 October 2018

A Tale Of Two Cards

My sister-in-law asked if I would make her a wedding card using the flower design that I’d used on the vellum sheet at the front of the invitation pack I’d made for her son’s wedding.To be honest, I’d lost my love for the design as soon I’d put the invitations to bed, so admit to keep putting the job off until it was almost the very last minute.
Initially I thought I might be able do a very simple decoupage with it, but the design was too delicate with airy fairy petals, leaves and stems overlapping with nothing real to grasp hold of and the lines for my usual version of decoupage need to be definite, as well as basic.
In the end I simply took the picture and mat and layered it on white and silver mirror card on a hand cut white linen effect card and then painted over it with a Crystal Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen for an extremely subtle glitter effect, so subtle that I couldn’t pick it out to photograph..  Any tiny, flat backed gem or pearl I tried just stuck out like a sore thumb. I don’t really feel that this was my finest crafty hour.
picture frame card
After sleeping on it, I decided to think outside the box and be a little quirky, miniaturising the flower design and then putting it in a small resin frame. 
IMG_8725miniature picture frame card
This second design is much more me, but in the end it was the first card that made the final cut as far as my sister-in-law was concerned.  However it’s an idea I like, so intend to experiment some more for a couple of Christmas cards I already have in mind.