So I rolled my sleeves up and started experimenting on the computer and here's the result:
I made the word 'confidently' slightly larger so that the compass would tuck neatly into the shape made by the words and I love the way it turned out. Score lines are a great way of drawing attention to something without adding layers.
I'm using the compass as my embellishment. It's stamped with Early Espresso ink, then cut out. I added a knot of linen thread for extra interest - I love this stuff and would use this on every card if I could!
Here's how to make this card:
- Faff about on the computer for a while creating a sentiment! (For those that are interested in these things, the font is Garamond Narrow. It's coloured in Pantone 462, to match Early Espresso, and Warm Red.) Alternatively use the stamp from Live Your Dreams - much easier!
- Print the sentiment and trim to the size you want your card to be. Mine ended up being 11cm x 21cm and I scored and folded this in half to create a card 11cm x 10.5cm.
- Add two score lines above and below the sentiment - I used the scoring blade on my Fiskars trimmer.
- Stamp the compass image from Plane and Simple using Early Espresso ink on Whisper White card stock. Cut it out using sharp paper snips (the top was started off with a circle punch). Wind linen thread through the top two or three times and finish with a knot. Attach to the card front with dimensionals.
Stamps: Plane and Simple, Live Your Dreams (retired set) if you have it!
Ink: Early Espresso
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Linen thread
Hope you've had a great weekend. We've had such a wonderful start to our Easter holidays thanks to the glorious heatwave we've been having. It's been wall-to-wall picnics, tennis, walks, den-building, gardening... but naturally I managed to fit a little crafting in too! One of my friends had a birthday last week and I made a coordinated gift set for her, which I'll show you tomorrow.
Thank you for popping in today - I very much appreciate your visits and comments.