Saturday, August 14, 2010

Green and Purple Stripes Card - and Two Versions in Other Colors

Three very simple cards with stripes of paper, ribbon, and ink. It was fun to play with the colors, and I enjoyed using my new "classic" set of Fiskars paper edger scissors. All were created for Operation Write Home, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them."

For the first card, above, the base layer is Papertrey Ink spring moss (light green) card stock. The wide outer stripes are Papertrey Ink plum pudding (purple) and ripe avocado (dark green) card stock, edged with ripple pattern. The middle stripe is 1/8" purple satin ribbon from my ribbon bag. All adhered with Scor Tape. I used a purple Copic multiliner for the purple lines. The sentiment, "Thinking of you," is computer-printed in purple ink using Lucida Calligraphy font.

The second card, below, is a blue and gray version. The sentiment is computer-printed with dark blue ink in Lucida Calligraphy font. The dark blue stripes are Papertrey Ink enchanted evening, edged with deckle pattern. The middle stripe is a woven-stripe 3/8" ribbon, colored with B21 and C1 Copic markers. There are also lines of cobalt and cool gray Copic multiliner.

The third, at the bottom, is made with Fall colors. The sentiment "Thinking of you" is computer-printed in medium brown ink with Lucida Calligraphy font. The brown lines are sepia Copic multiliner and E25 Copic marker. The card base is Papertrey Ink melon berry, and the outer stripes are Papertrey Ink terra cotta tile (rust) and dark chocolate (brown), edged with corkscrew pattern. The middle stripe is 1/8" metallic gold tinsel ribbon from Papertrey Ink.

For Christmas, I made a red and green version with "Joy" in red ink. (Not posted) (017)

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