First, I should say that these are not colours I would normally associate or use, but somehow the pieces of paper managed to get together at the moment I made it (of which I will tell you more in a future post, as this was originally made to be exposed in a creativity festival).
- The base of the card is beige 300 gsm (I think - anyway, heavy weight) card stock, and about the measurements - I should say that I love the A5 format - meaning I use a A4 card stock, folded in two (I think this is approximately 15 x 21 cm). They are big enough for all the next layers and embellishments and they are still easy to be sent.
- The next layer consists of butter yellow 120 gsm paper, cut 1 cm smaller that the card base, corner punched and edge inked with red ink and sponge.
- The burgundy pattern paper is a piece of 120 gsm plain paper, on which I stamped with brown ink with a clear unmounted stamp from Folia Bringmann (I cannot recall the set but if you are interested, I can try to find out for you.). This piece is also edge inked with brown ink and corner punched.
- The central layer is made of 2 hand cut circles of 120 gsm paper, black and orange, on which I stamped again using the same stamp, slightly bent so it would fit the circle, on which I applied the quilled design, made with 3mm hand cut strips.
- The ribbon is satin I think, the colour is something in between cantaloupe and a rich yellow, and for keeping the pattern I also stamped it with the same stamp and some red ink. I then applied the bow and the button (which by the way is gorgeous, don't you think?) and for the sentiment I used a digital stamp, printed it on beige 120 gsm paper and sponged it with red ink.
The interior of the card was blank, but as I offered this card to a friend on his graduation, I filled it with nice thoughts.
Well, I hope you like it and if you have any comments or questions about it, just let me know in the comments. Thanks a lot for visiting!
Until next time,
Behave and Quill!