I must give a nod to my daughter, the photographer, for capturing the subtle designs in both the foreground and background papers. She calls it S.O.O.C., something photographers love. Straight Out Of Camera – with no editing!
This card was designed for entry into this week’ CAS Challenge at Outlawz. The Challenge Recipe was: Patterned Paper, Twine/Linen Twine, and A Happy Sentiment. The Patterned Paper and Happy Sentiment were easy. I had the background pattern paper on my drafting table for a couple of weeks trying to figure out how I could use it in a design. The leaves were pretty and the gold with hints of wine were aesthetically pleasing. The twine was problematic because the paper is so rich, I couldn’t figure out how to work the twine in. I played with a few ideas and finally settled on using a large pearl brad as closer and the twine as the clasp.