Saturday, June 25, 2011

Green Card with Large Bow and Button

A monochromatic card. It has a lot of dimension, but it's very mailable, because the faux button is thin, and the large bow is soft enough to flatten in the envelope.

The bow is 1/2" crinkle ribbon from Ellen Hutson, colored with a few drops of G12 and G40 Copic ink refill in a plastic sandwich bag. The card base is Paper Source jadeite. The dark rectangles are Paper Source spruce (medium dark) and PaperTrey Ink pinefeather (darkest). I cut the edges with Fiskars deckle scissors.

My button is a 1" circle of jadeite (same as card base), made shiny with UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel) embossing powder. The UTEE also deepened the color. Before embossing, I punched it with a double-ribbon-slot punch, and drew a 15/16" circle with Copic 0.5 olive multiliner, using my plastic circles template.

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." (079)

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