Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hope Is Not Knowledge ...

Supplies (outside): digital image (Arthur's Free Clip Art), sentiment (Elegant Word Art by Bethany); papers (unknown, Recollections); Nestabilities Labels 8 (Spellbinders); "Believe" brad (Dollar Tree); medium daisy punch (Marvy Uchida); Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug); grosgrain ribbon, brown inkpad (SU Chocolate Chip), BIC Mark-Its for coloring.

This is a large card. I used one of the graduation announcement/invitation cards I bought a few weeks back ($0.25/box). Since I didn't need the 5x7" photo holder on the inside of the card, I simply turned the card inside out and adhered my card front over the opening. No one will ever know! Of course, then I had to hide the "Class of 2009" that was now on the inside, so check out what I did inside:

Supplies (inside): Nestabilities Scallop Circles Small (Spellbinders); Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug); paper (unknown); brown marker/ink.

Now that I've shown it to you, let me give you a few little details about the card.

First of all, that "Believe" brad came in a larger pack from Dollar Tree. I used my darkest brown BIC marker to color the edges and make it match my card better. I thought it was especially appropriate with this sentiment ("Hope is not knowledge, but rather the abiding trust that the Lord will fulfill His promise to us").

For the flowers, I cut/punched them out, ran them through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder, then ran the brown inkpad lightly over the top. I really, really liked the effect! And yes, that flower inside is enormous - about 4" wide. It had to cover the "Class of 2009," and besides, it's a BIG card.

An extra bonus with these cards is that there are insert tabs inside to attach a custom sentiment. That means the original recipient could easily reuse the card if they wanted to. How cool is that?