I must start todays post with the biggest thank you for all the wonderful comments yesterday. I am so pleased you liked my card, especially as I struggled so much with getting it right for my son.
Today I have another card I created for Anthony, but this was from my daughter to her brother. I wanted to do something slightly different and in colours that I don't regularly use, but when I explain how I got my inspiration for this one I think you will be a little tickled. You see I was in the attic with my daughter last week, still clearing and rearranging, when Sian passed me a roll of wallpaper that was left from decorating my bedroom. I was about to put it in the waste pile when she said to me that she thought it would make nice backing paper for my cards. I put it to one side and thought no more about it as we were so busy. The next day I decided to cut up some of the wallpaper and see how it felt for cardmaking....... well, it had such a lovely texture I decided to give it a go and when I looked at the, now dirty wrapper (the attic is so dusty) I suddenly realised that kraft card would coordinate perfectly. So that is how I came upon the blue and kraft colour scheme; blue textured wallpaper covered in dust! LOL!!!!!!
But it works, don't you think?
I used the beautiful Fleur de Lis rectangles from Spellbinders for my central matt with an X-Cut Large Ornate Frame for the verse. The verse was printed onto white card and then coloured with Adirondack Halzelnut ink and Ranger Antique Linen distress ink.
I added some hazelnut spotty ribbon over a 1inch wide satin ribbon and also two tabs of the spotty ribbon to the top of the card. I wanted to create the effect of the topper matts being suspended.
I finished the border off with the Spellbinders Damask Accents and then completed the outside with some antique brass brads and two waste pieces from the Fleur de Lis matt to accent the top corners.
So there you have it, my wallpaper card. I am so pleased how this turned out and I can't wait to use that paper again, it is fabulous. I would recommend using good quality wallpaper remnants to everyone, it saves on waste (who wants to waste money after all) and it provides a marvelous source of backing paper that is so easy to use..... oh and it embosses beautifully too (I've tried that too).
I do hope you all have a good weekend and manage to do a little crafting.
Take care of yourselves, I'm hoping to make a Christmas card or two today (here's hoping).
Regards Linda xx