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Friday, March 25, 2011

Very Vintage Wheel and Paisley Petals Paper

This is not how the card looked in my head!!  It was SO much prettier.  But this is what ended up on paper so I'll share it with you anyway.  Luck you!

The base of my card is Basic Gray card stock, a half sheet folded in half.  The next layer is a piece of white card stock cut 4-1/8" x 5-3/8".  The Paisley Petals piece is cut 4" x 5-1/4" 

I used the fabulous "Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border" punch.  Half of it is hidden under the layer but it looks just like the half showing.  It makes a pretty dotted edge ribbon looking strip.  I slipped that under the border pieces.  My image strip on the border is cut 1-1/2" wide.  And the Basic Gray behind it is cut 1/8" wider than that.  And the length is the same as the Paisley Petals piece.  On my strip I had used the "Very Vintage" wheel.  Super easy way to make a card!

I used the scallop punch and Basic Gray card stock.  I used  a scrap piece of Bashful Blue and the 1-3/8" circle punch and I used the 1-1/4" circle punch on the "Happy Birthday" which I had printed on the computer.  I printed out a full page in Whisper White and Very Vanilla. I punched all of them out using the 1-1/4" circle punch and put them in a keeper that I had made.  This way when I need one for a card I know where it is and it's all ready to go.  Just speeding up the card making process!!

Now I will tell you what I originally wanted to do.  In the scalloped area I wanted to put the flower from the "Vintage Vogue" set.  I had it all cut out and no matter what color combo I used with the scallop and circle layer it just didn't work.  SO I remembered my stash of happy birthday circles and I grabbed one of them and set it in place.  After doing that it dawned on me that I was going to have my wording in that upper right part.  UGH!!  So now the card is a bit blah but it gets the message across!  I did have a LOT of difficulty matching the blues on this decorative paper.  There really is no current color that would match it nicely. Bordering Blue (a retired) color would be perfect with it.  I snuck in the piece of Bashful Blue, it's between a white piece and the gray so it worked.  And the ink I used on the wheel is also Bashful Blue.  But it's that scallop are that still bugs me.  You try this and tell me what would work in that scalloped layered space.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


3 comments:

Sara said...

Very pretty;)

Susie said...

Love your card and your new blog decor. So light and cheery.

Anonymous said...

I just love your bright new blog page. Thanks for sharing.
Carol