Before I get into today’s card, I want to apologise for not posting for awhile. I had an unfortunate accident Saturday, and broke my ankle while I was out walking my dog. No, she didn’t pull me over, I twisted my ankle when I stood on something on the ground. (Possibly a nut from a tree.)
As you will soon see, I’ve been making a ton of cards while I recuperate. I’ll be in plaster for about six weeks, so I’m hoping for lots of writing (books), and lots of card making and colouring.
So… on with today’s card.
I made this card for this week’s Just Us Girls Color Challenge, which is red, black, and kraft. I had to admit, the color scheme had me stumped for awhile, but I finally was able to envision this card.
I started with kraft and added a black topper. To begin with it was just a rectangle, but I felt it needed some sort of border on the bottom. This die actually has three loops, but because I’d cut the piece smaller, it only fitted two loops.
I then hobbled into the room where my stores are kept, and rumaged through my ribbon box, where I found this lovely red ribbon and a piece of hessian, which I cut down to size.
Last but not least, I added these beautiful swans.
I decided this would be a great wedding card, so the inside reflects that.
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Oh, dear girl! I am so sorry you had that fall and broke your ankle. I hope you heal fast! Good thing you can do some of the things you love while sitting down. Your swan wedding card is wonderful too!
So sorry to read about your injury Cheryl! Hope you heal as you should and quickly! Thank goodness for your hobbies…or you might go a bit stir crazy! Love the swans and the burlap! Fantastic job with our colors! Please take care and thanks for joining us in our gallery at Just Us Girls!
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Thanks Verna and Nancy. I think I WOULD go stir crazy without being able to make cards.
I’m sure I’ll be making heaps more!
What a beautiful use of the die cuts here, they are spectacular. I see that being laid up hasn’t effected your card making, this is stunning. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at Just Us Girls!!
Thanks so much, Judy! Actually, I’m getting more cards made. Need to stop playing and start working on the new book!