Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Simply Elegant

At first glance, this is not a WOW card, but sometimes beauty is in the details. It's hard to see , but the white cardstock has a checkerboard pattern to it. It is one of Hanko Papers wonderful designs. The Dreamweaver Stencils Triangle Knot (LM180) was recently re-released and I chose it as one of my stencils for the inital design team challenge. It is pasted on a grayish-blue cardstock with Pearlescent Embossing Paste. After it dried, I used a deckle scissors around the edge and mounted it to navy blue cardstock with foam tape. I used two strips of Hanko's gorgeous washi paper, leaving about a quarter inch opening between the strips, added the knot in the lower right corner of the card, and for a finishing touch used KaiserCraft Pearl strips in the opening between the strips of washi. They really gave that "finished" look to the card. The one thing I wish I had added was a pearl in the center of the knot. Oh well, next time.

Happy creating,


nancyjean said...

An absolutely beautiful card. I love stopping by
your blog to see what your next creation will be.

Marijane said...

What a subtly elegant card. Lovely!