Monday, January 17, 2011

Two Damask Cards

Two cards with damask patterned paper from Operation Write Home, as explained in an earlier post. For me, the damask pattern has an elegant, somewhat formal look, and I tried to keep that feeling in the finished cards.

The aqua card has a middle layer of Papertrey Ink aqua mist card stock, which I edged with my Fiskars "imperial" scissors. The base layer is Paper Source lake. The sentiment "Hello" is computer-printed on a 1" circle of Neenah classic cream, using "Edwardian Script ITC" font (outline) in blue ink. It is matted on a 1-1/4" scalloped circle of aqua mist.

The brown card has a base layer of Papertrey Ink dark chocolate. The 3/8" grosgrain ribbon was colored with E43 Copic marker. I edged the damask strip with E44 marker. The sentiment "Thinking of you" is computer-printed on a 1-1/2" circle of Neenah, using "Lucida Calligraphy" font in brown ink with a light beige background, edged with E43 marker. In real life, all the brown colors go together well.

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." (051)

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