I wish I would have set a little more time aside to have put more thought into this card for my Dad for today but still I am glad with the results and he liked it as well.
My inspiration was all the cards and boxes I saw recently where people fashioned paper pieces into a ‘tie’ well then I thought, why not just tie a ribbon like a tie so that is what I did.
I may be goofy, but years and years ago for whatever reason, I taught myself how to tie a tie. I believe what I tie is called a Double Windsor. Hey i’m proud of that 🙂
I tossed around adding the flowers, but I needed a little something more and made these out of some paper flowers I got in a scrapbooking kit with some gold brads in the center. I had to color the teal flower with the same marker I wrote with because the color green didn’t coordinate.
I don’t have as many supplies at the moment (need more alphabet stamps!) as some I’ve seen so for the lettering, I wanted the loose style to look intentional and wrote on the circles with my Berol Prismacolor markers. They needed more dimension so I made them a bit 3d with my grey marker as well.
In looking at it again, it does seem so simple but I think all of them i’ve made so far I get to a point and just stop. I think it does come down to time, and gladly right now I’m working on a card for a baby shower that is while from now so I’m taking my time on that one in hopes it will be as detailed and more ‘finished’ looking like I envision. Will post when I’m done that one! 🙂
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What I used in this card:
DCWV “Linen Closet” (Amazon)
EK Success – “Dotted Wave” EKPL8027′ / Fiskars – 1 inch medium squeeze punch
Pen & Ink:
Distress Ink – Antique Linen / Berol PrismaColor Markers (Yard Sale)
Yellow Satin Ribbon / Paper flowers from kit (Sam’s Club)
All not marked I purchased at Michaels