Monday, 25 May 2009
Our Creative Corner Challenge - Sentiments
There's lots that I like in this card.
The sentiment is something that I read not long ago which really struck a chord with me. It reads 'Everyone smiles in the same language'. It's just so true and a smile costs nothing yet can mean so much.
The next thing that I love is this wonderful flocked paper from Laura Ashley. It's so lovely that I decided to cut a motif out to use as a feature on the card.
The third thing is the bow. I bought a simple bow maker on eBay which ties really even symmetrical bows, the only thing is that they are just bows, not joining any length of ribbon, however I have worked out how to add a bow to length of ribbon so that it is actually tied on. I attached the flat length of ribbon to the card and with my bow maker flat against the card, made one pass around the ribbon before tightening the bow.
When someone is around to take pictures of me doing it, I may do a tutorial on it, as I am pleased at how well it turned out and it would be good to share it with you.
The layout just kind of evolved!