Friday, 24 January 2014

Using texture for The Card Concept

Fonts: Narkism, HaloHandletter
Other: Buttons die (MFT); 1.5" & 2" circle punches
The Card Concept this week is all about texture, using this photo for inspiration:


I chose to use the colours & white woodwork for my card. 
 
The wreath didn't start out like this. I spent a long old time winding the twine tightly around the ring before deciding it was too staid & boring.  So I spent what seemed like even longer unwinding it again.  I then applied adhesive to both the front & back, then made as if to wind but trimmed to the right length instead. That wasn't quick either!
 
Periodically things began to look a little more shaggy than intended, so some impromptu shearing took place as I went.
 
The 'woodwork' is simply strips of card laid down at intervals.  I used the corner of my scoreboard to ensure that everything lined up square (having spent a while making sure it had all been cut squarely in the first place... NOT a forte of mine).
 
 
And yes, the sentiment does bear more than a passing resemblance to a PTI greeting but I don't have it as a stamp, so had to improvise.
 
Given yesterday's definitions, I think this would fall in the 'clean & layered' camp.

Linking to:
The Card Concept: Challenge #2 ~ Use Texture
Festive Friday : FFC 23 ~Photo Inspiration
 

12 comments:

  1. Oh wow! You've combined two of my favourite challenges in an amazing and unique way! Love your wreath and all the texture! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday and the Card Concept!

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  2. Jenny I love the twine wreath, gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us at the Card Concept!

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  3. Well worth all the work, beautiful

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  4. beautiful wreath! and great card!!!!

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  5. wow, great texture.....so glad you played along with us at Card Concept!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  6. Your wreath turned out excellent!! Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

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  7. Wow. It is obvious how much effort you put into this card...what a smart idea to use the twine and to clip it to give it a really nice and interesting texture. I know I am not an expert in style, but I actually think this is also Classy and Elegant. The wreath is "regal" looking to my eye!

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  8. I love your wreath! I thought you had crocheted it from a pattern. Your actual construction sounds like something I could do. (Now if I actually have the patience or skill... not sure!) Great card!

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  9. Oh wow! That's some neat texture!! I love your wreath! Fabulous card!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept and Festive Friday! :)

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  10. Wow, wow, wow! I just adore this card-everything about it is gorgeous, the wreath, the faux wood work, the sentiment. A gorgeous creation, Jenny! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

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  11. This card really caught my eye on the Card Concept. I love the wreath thats a very clever idea. Beautiful.

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  12. Jenny, I love, love love your texture technique and think it was expertly done! The wreath is really pretty, as well. It looks like you've put in quite a bit of time and effort for the card challenges. Thanks for playing along with Festive Friday this week!

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