December 30, 2008

So Sketchy Purple Hydrangea Wedding Card

The So Sketchy Team is looking for new DT members so I made this card, following one of their sketches, to enter the search.

purple hydrangea wedding card1

Looks simple enough right? The original sketch can be found HERE. Cool sketch but I decided to make it a bit more interesting. Instead of treating the half circle as a layer on top of the card, I decided it needed to be a layer UNDER the card! Watch...



purple hydrangrea wedding card 2
The lowest brad is actually a hinge allowing you to pull the insert out. The edges of the white CS insert are stamped with 'Always' as is the shimmery white CS tag. The insert gives you room to write without having to find a light coloured gel pen. I have tons of them but can I find them when I need them?? Of course not {{GRRR}}. The circle cutout was done with Nestabilities. In case you want to try this, the outer card is square then folded in half. Your insert should be 1/4" smaller both ways than the folded card. This allows you to align the insert with 1/8" clearance at the top and bottom and 1/4" clearance at the folded edge. If you do not have this, the corner of the card will snag as you try to rotate it. Another solution would be to deeply round the corner nearest the brad. BTW, it does swing out the whole way, this was just the easiest way to photograph it.

To get the ribbon loops under the bow, I made holes in the ribbon at roughly equal intervals so the loops were long enough to peek out from under the flower. The loops are formed one at 12 o'clock, then one at 6, then at 2, 8, 4 and 10. Hope you can understand that. If not, let me know, maybe it's worth a tutorial!

Enjoy, Rebecca

floral background, 'always' Fancy Flexible Phrases
Paper: eggplant, shimmery white, white CS
Ink: eggplant
Accessories: flower - Michael's, brads - probably Making Memories, Big Bite, Quikutz tag die, silver cord, purple ribbon - unknown, rhinestone brad - unknown, Nestabilities. All products SU! unless otherwise noted.


Danni said...

Very pretty card and very clever!

Kimmie said...

That paper is stunning. Beautiful work!