I started this card with this gorgeous image from Crafty Secrets "Christmas Images and Journal Notes". After searching through all my papers and coming up empty for a good back ground paper match, I decided the richness of the image required fabric. This photo doesn't do the fabric justice, it is gold and cream silk and the gold is a perfect match for the soft gold in the image.
The next step was the gold frame. I found the foil frame to look new and brassy, far too shiny and cheap looking for a baroque looking image so I took some Liquitex acrylic bronze paint and painted it on the frame, wiping off the excess to expose the brighter gold in a few spots. I cut the image to fit the inner oval frame and cut the angels wings for an "out of the frame" effect.
The angel image has some green in it, but none of my glitter papers matched very well. I used a piece of cardstock in the exact colour I wanted to use and placed a strip of 2 sided tape around the edge. The piece of cs missing from the middle was used for the background between the oblong and oval frames. that cut piece was also covered in 2 sided tape. All sookwang(2 sided tape) tape was covered with a spruce coloured glitter.
Final assembly, I mounted the angel behind the oval frame with her wings placed in front. Next I mounted the frame and angel on the green glitter oval which was in turn mounted behind the large gold frame. This was then mounted on the fabric panel which was then mounted on the green glitter edged cardstock. No, I do not own shares in the Sookwang tape company LOL. Final thing was to add a ready made muslin flower and 2 velvet leaves.
I hope you will use fabric on your cards, it adds such texture and richness.
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Shantaie Fowler, Inking Pink http://www.inkingpink.com/
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