Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Tall and Retired



I love tall and long cards. I don't make them very often, but this challenge got me going so that I will make more! This card fits is a business sized envelope. With the postage rates changing, and being a little wacky, I may make more of this size -- I know how much it should cost to send!

This is my submission for Monday's SCS Technique challenge -- making a long card with retiring stamps~

I chose A Measure of a Life -- one of this year's hostess sets. I stamped in Basic Black on watercolor paper and then used a combination of colors to paint the butterfly (Marigold Morning, More Mustard, Brilliant Blue, Bravo Burgundy). I wanted a Tapestry look. I distressed the edges of each of the papers (you really can't see this in the photo). The butterfly piece is mounted on Elegant Eggplant. The end of the ribbon was heated for texture and to keep it from fraying. The 'thank you' sentiment was stamped in Basic Black on a piece I watercolored as well. This is so much prettier IRL ~ but what can I do? :) Have a great day!

5 comments:

nancy said...

Wish I had that set! It looks really good when you watercolor. I always like your choice of colors.

Sharon in NE said...

hmmm....well, I guess you'll just have to mail it to me, so I can SEE it IRL. Thanks!
;)

btw, how do you "heat" the ribbon?

Corie said...

What a beautiful card. Great watercoloring.

Sept1330@aol.com said...

WOW!! This is so beautiful - love the watercoloring and the entire design of the card.

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Nancy Grant said...

Amazing card. I love everything about it.