Tuesday 13 October 2015

Eastern Promise

I love the combination of gold, pink and burgundy.  This card was inspired by the colours of a wedding invitation; I made it as a reply.  As the wedding was to take place at a Sikh temple, the Mandala pattern and love bird theme seemed appropriate.

The base card is a piece of fuchsia pink pearlescent card, scored in half to create a landscape A5 blank.  The outside Regal frame and the fancy inner by Tonic studios were cut and embossed from matte gold card; the love bird inner frame and fancy insert from the same set were cut and embossed from burgundy card and the two matted together.
 I cut two pieces from the same pink pearlescent card used as the base (5.5cm x 13.3cm); ran them through the A4 Mandala embossing folder by Sheena Douglas, then lightly rubbed over the embossed image with gold gilding wax.  These were matted onto burgundy card matching the love bird insert, leaving a very narrow border, then again onto the matte gold card; this was trimmed using deckle edge scissors.  Before the three panels were added to the front of the card, I over stamped some plain burgundy satin ribbon, using the smallest Mandala stamp on the A6 Mandala stamp set by Sheena Douglas.  The ink that I used was Galaxy Gold Brilliance ink.  I carefully dried the ink, using a heat gun; wrapped the ribbon around the two outer panels; stuck them down on the left and right hand sides of the card; finally the love bird panel was added, using foam pads for dimension.

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