Thursday, February 23, 2012
On the road again...
Actually, I am in the air again, on my way to Nashville, Tennessee. I have been doing a lot of traveling so far this year and I am grateful that my husband and son are pretty good at managing on their own.
My husband has gotten used to my crazy ideas and erratic schedule. I am lucky that he is also able to ignore dust bunnies - at least until they start their own families! I wanted to show you the beautiful Valentine card he gave me this year. I would appreciate any card, but I loved the one he picked because it suited me so perfectly.
The design has lots of leaves with delicate vein lines. The leaves on the flaps have the design cut out and the leaves on the center part of the card are printed. I think this is probably a laser cut - I know it is much more delicate than I want to attempt on any of my machines.
I think the design is just lovely and it certainly gives me ideas for creating some gatefold cards. There are lots of different shapes or designs you could use for the sides.
Here is one more photo that was taken in strong sunlight and shows just how fine the lines are in the leaves.
Do you ever find a commercial card that inspires you to create your own version or variation? I like to take bits and pieces from all of my experiences and put them together in new ways - like the weathervane design from a few days ago that has endless variations.
I will have had very little sleep since we have to leave for the airport around 4 AM. I hope I can snooze a little on the plane - I have to be able to keep up with all of those young mommy bloggers in their "cute shoes"!
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