Saturday, March 3, 2012

Weathered Wood Card Set

Hi Friends!
I sketched out the idea for a card awhile back and finally had the time to sit down and make it happen.  As I pulled out papers to work on it I realized it would make a great set of cards so that's just what I did, I could not be more pleased with how they turned out.


I used different weathered wood papers from the new On The Bright Side Collection from My Mind's Eye.  I selected them based on color as well as orientation of the wood, so that each card would be different but still look like they belonged together.


The square wood panel is 3" x 3" and I carefully selected the most interesting corner of each paper so the exposed portions (around the square and through the bird) would draw more interest.


The crochet ribbon is from May Arts and each card features a different sentiment from the Hero Arts All Occasion Messages set stamped in Rich Cocoa ink on cream cardstock.  The bird die is from Memory Box.  I cut each bird in the center of the square then pierced around the edges.  The die cut piece is adhered with foam adhesive for some dimension and to cast a slight shadow on the wood panel behind.


I love that there was a diagonal wood pattern in this paper pad.  It allowed me to make each card different in orientation as well as color.  I'm thinking about making some more of these cards, I think they would look so sweet packaged up together as a gift.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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16 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this sweet card set, Chari!! Every little detail is JUST PERFECT!!!!

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  2. i LOVE this card set!!!! what a fabulous idea and execution!!! :) i love how unique but similar they are!

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  3. LOVE these! That bird die is great. Perfect pairing with the weathered wood!

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  4. I love this card set, Chari! The bird with the frame, the ribbon, rustic twine and weathered wood papers... you matched them perfectly!

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  5. Wow...these are stunning. I'm blown away by them. Love the way the cut out bird looks against that wood and your trim is gorgeous. Really beautiful cards.

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  6. wonderful set of cards, Chari...i'm loving all the perfect little details!

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  7. These are beautiful! I love design! The papers look amazing,the way you used them! :)

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  8. What a postively adorable set!!! Love that wood grain paper!!

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  9. This set is so rustic and wonderful! I love it!

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  10. I love each and every one!!! That patterned paper is so wonderful - I ordered a few sheets (of the 12x12 myself - and 2 different 6x6 pads)!! Great job!!!

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  11. Adorable set of cards, has me all inspired to create something similar... tfs!

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  12. Just "found" your blog and WOW is all I can say -- absolute fabulousness!

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  13. Wow! These are beyond fantastic! Gorgeous!

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  14. Awesomeness on a card (or three)!

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