I used the burlap stencil as my background for this card and also cut the edge with my new curved edge Simon Says die. I knew I would love that little tool. I used a cream cardstock to apply the Pumice Stone Distress ink with a sponge.
Now working with SusanLouise transparency, I set to work. First step was to trim the transparency from the sheet they come on. I trimmed this one to 3.25 square. I cut the piece of patterned paper the same size. Next step, find two Spellbinder square dies to cut a frame. Glue them all together on the edges being careful that adhesive doesn’t of past the frame line. Using a Spellbinders banner label die for the sentiment, I cut and embossed it and then shadowed it with some more of the Pumice Stone ink. The rawhide seemed the perfect touch rather than a ribbon. Before gluing the transparency down I used a scor-tool to trace the curved lines along the edge and used a brown distress marker to make it look like stitching. I used foam tape all over the back of the transparency and frame and popped the entire piece up for a bit of dimension. I added the sentiment banner and my Viva Pearl pen to give it a finishing touch. In real life, this card looks fabulous. I am so happy I found SusanLouise art images. They really add an elegance to your card making.
Technorati Tags: Sympathy,Susan Louise,masculine,stencils,birds I was invited by Karen L. to post in Word Art Wednesday challenge. Thank you Karen, i didn't know that blog was out there. This will be my first entry for them.