Friday, February 28, 2014

We're Getting Sentimental....

...with Gez this week on the Daring Cardmakers.
 "I would like to see words as your main feature,
and here is the twist!
 if possible, words that mean something to you! 
Show me your softer side"
I rather like to use a longer sentiment or quotation on a card - they can fill up a nice big space for a start, and often when it's difficult to work out which image or other focal piece would work, a quotation does the trick.
 I knew I wanted to use this quotation, I've no idea where it came from or who wrote it in the first place, but I've used it loads of times.  I often mess around with fonts and colours and mix them all up to match the papers I'm using or the sort of person I'm making it for.
I wanted to use this gorgeous  large size doily die to frame it, so I just fiddled about with the wording until I got something that would fit the right size circle, then printed and used a Nesties circle to cut it out
I usually save the finished version of sentiments I make this way so that I can use the same one again, or just tweak it a bit to suit the new project - well, it makes sense to keep a copy of something you've spent a while getting to look just right, doesn't it?

Materials and Tools
Smooth white card base, 2 shades grey card
Paper from Charmed 6x6 pad by MME
Wide blue glittery organze ribbon
Satin stripe pink ribbon, Pearls and Enamel dots
Crafters Companion Circle Doily (large)
Spellbinders Nesties plain circle
PC generated sentiment

Whilst this card took a very short time to make in the end, the earlier versions are now in the bin!
Version one took ages did get photographed before I pulled it to pieces to make version 2, which didn't even get glued together before being rejected
Actually it looks a bit less of a dog's breakfast in the photo than I felt it did when I'd finished making it - but I still don't like it.

Right, that's it for today, thanks for looking in - I hope you'll join in and get Sentimental with the DCM this week


Kaz said...

Well I think they are both lovely Kathy! You're too hard on yourself ;) xxx

Angelnorth said...

Love how the touch of pink just softens the black/white/grey - lovely card!

Traceyr said...

Loving the soft pink details on the first card. The second card doesn't look like a "dog's breakfast" it is just more colourful than the first.