Friday, June 21, 2013

hello my friend

It's Friday! That probably means something for you working folks. I stay home with the kids and it's summer. I have no idea what day of the week it is anymore!!
 
So anyway, I  have this card today.
I don't typically use soft colors like this.
But I'm playing with Runway Inspired Challenges and this is their inspiration photo:
 
I'm also using Unity's card sketch for their challenge.
 
I used sewing thread on the bottom of the card. I think it's much more delicate than twine, and I just really like the look too.
 
Wanna know a secret? So the backside of my gray paper was white. But I wanted it to be coral on the back for when I folded it over. So I just taped a coral print on the back. It actually adds a little heft to the paper so when you fold it, it stays a bit rolled and doesn't go flat. One more tip - tape the papers together before you cut the panel. Then you won't get that little white edge like I did on the edge of the coral paper.
 

Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you enjoy your weekend and stay safe from fires or flooding or whatever may be happening in your area.


19 comments:

SherylK said...

I LOVE how you folded back the corner. So cute!!

Linda said...

That is great card.

Kris said...

Very nice. Love the rolled corner.

Ruby said...

Great card.

Tracy said...

Your card is so pretty Amber, adore the softness and great idea to use delicate thread...looove it!!
Hugs
Tracy
xoxo
Have a great weekend.

Angeline said...

i love how you bent the side over! what a pretty card

Corrie said...

Beautiful colors great card

Jen said...

This is so pretty! You're right, the sewing thread looks so delicate! It's perfect for this card. I'm a SAHM too and I totally agree about the days of the week... the days run together! LOL

Esther said...

Lovely card!!! Great take on the pic and the sketch!!!!

Michelle said...

So pretty. Love the folded corner!

Cristine said...

This is a beautiful card, Amber!

Julie Odil said...

This is so pretty, Amber. I love that pop of peach you added. Thanks for the tip!

Danie May said...

Loving the soft colors and design of this pretty card. TFS

Wida said...

Gorgeous! I love the peach rose!

Scrapper Myra said...

Hi Amber. I am one of those loving Fridays after a whole week of work and stress. So I envy you. Enjoy it. Your card is beautiful. I have those stamps. I have got inspired.

JPScraps said...

Very pretty card! Love it!

Virginia L. said...

Hello Amber! I love how you incorporated the details into this card! The folded corner on the top left and the use of strings/twines are fabulous! So glad that you join the fun with us at Runway Inspired Challenge!

Lisa H. said...

this is one of my FAVE Unity stamps. love how you used it here. pretty, soft colors. thanks for playing along with us at Unity.

Juliana Michaels said...

What a beautiful card and I love your take on both challenges!!!