It's funny how inspiration strikes! I wasn't feeling too well yesterday so gave myself permission to sit down with a nice cup of tea and watch a TV programme that I had recorded. It turned out to be a really bad show but I kept thinking "It has to improve!" It didn't but about fifteen minutes in, a female character appeared in a totally inappropriate but gorgeous black and cream dress! My brain started to whir into action and before I knew it, I was in my craft room!
|Not wanting to waste any of my hand-made DSP, I made two cards|
I cut a 12" x 12" piece of Basic Gray cardstock in half to create two 6" square cards.
|Black, Grey and Cream is such an elegant colour scheme|
This was the first card I made. I kept it fairly simple so that the stamped card remained the star of the show. To create neutral embellishments, I used the old trick of colouring Rhinestone Jewels with a black Sharpie.
|I've been hanging out to use one of these gorgeous tassles!|
Not wanting to waste any of my hand-made decorative paper, I made a second card. The lace is from the Flourish Thinlits and the little "pocket" is from the Cheerful Tags Framelits. I cut it once in Basic Gray and once in Very Vanilla. I cut the cream one in half and glued it to the inside of the tag.
To attach the tassle, I punched a little hole in the bottom of the label, thread a needle with Black Metallic thread, positioned the tassle and sewed around the ring of the tassle and through the hole in the label.
|Raise the little flap to reveal a hidden greeting|
The "hello" greeting inside the pocket is from the Fabulous Flora hostess stamp set. The "For You" greeting is from another gorgeous hostess set called Gift of Love.
|The greetings are neutral enough to cover almost any occasion|
Opinion is divided in my household. My husband likes the original card the best whilst my son and I feel that the remnant card outshone the original.
What do you think?
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