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


  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!

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

  3. Well worth all the work, beautiful

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

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

    sparkle & shine *~*

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

  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!

  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!

  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! :)

  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.

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

  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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