Sunday, June 24, 2012

Blue and Brown Strips with Dots and Label

Strips of ribbon and card stock.  A few large dots.  A label shape with sentiment.  It's very simple, but it has nice movement, I think.

This card was inspired by Michelle Short's birthday card on her Card Grotto blog.  Thanks, Michelle, for your beautiful example!  Michelle also shared a link to the card that inspired hers.

Card details:
  • Card stock and ribbon are all Papertrey Ink (PTI).  Left to right, the strips are dark chocolate twill ribbon, canyon clay, melon berry, blueberry sky, enchanted evening twill ribbon, and spring rain with a plaid pattern.  I used PTI vintage cream for the 3/4" dots (printed with a plaid pattern) and the sentiment label.  The card base is PTI fine linen.
  • The plaid is one of my PowerPoint patterned papers - scraps from several cards like this one.
  • The sentiment "Thinking of you, today and always" is computer-printed in brown ink with Wide Latin font.  The blue lines framing the sentiment are brackets {} from the PowerPoint shapes library, rotated 90 degrees.  I hand-cut the resulting label shape. 
  • I used a square punch to cut the V's in the card stock.
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." (162)

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