Saturday, April 14, 2012

Aqua with Black and White Pennants

The story of this card: I had a black triangle scrap from another project. I cut two more black-and-white patterned triangles. I put them together and drew some dashed lines with black and white pens.

It needed something vertical. I added a contrasting ribbon with black-and-white baker's twine to echo the patterned paper. Then I thought about a sentiment. A small tag was my first idea, but the scale just wasn't right. So I layered an aqua circle onto black and printed the sentiment with a strong black stencil font.

It ended up as an interesting card. Bold and simple, but nice details to look at. The black triangle was a good way to begin it.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink aqua mist and true black. The patterned paper is one of my PowerPoint designs (click here for more info), computer-printed on Neenah solar white.
  • The deep turquoise twill is Papertrey Ink Hawaiian shores. The baker's twine is The Twinery charcoal.
  • Circles are EK Success punches, 1-1/2 and 1-3/4". The holes for the twine are 1/8" .
  • Sentiment "Thanks" is computer-printed with Stencil Std font in black ink.
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." (144)

1 comment:

Joan B said...

ooh love these pennants used this way.