Apr 11 2009
Happy Easter and Passover! I wish you a blessed celebration with family and friends. We’re headed to my parents’ home to spend the day with them.
Today I’d like to share an Easter triptych card that I’ve been working on this week which happened to fit in with the ssnotime #84- Hang It Up challenge. If you’d like to participate in this fun challenge, head over to Sharon Johnson’s blog to read all the details. The card consists of three panels connected with aged copper hinges. The center panel is 7″ high, 6 1/4″ wide, the two side panels are 7″ high, 4″ wide. I hand embossed the three white panel fronts and used a craft knife for the cut out work. I adhered the panels to True Faith Vellum that I purchased from Our Daily Bread. The panels are adhered with dimensionals onto white card stock.
For your convenience, shopping links are provided at the bottom of this post.
This photograph of the center panel shows you the beautiful luminosity of the vellum when placed on dimensionals.
Okay, I’ll admit I’m a braggart . . . LOL! I included a close up picture of the bow to show you how gorgeous it is! Look at the center knot, isn’t it fabulous! It’s the most perfect bow I’ve ever tied. I’d like to say I did it all on my own, but I can’t! Nope, I had help. I was bemoaning my lack of skill with tying bows to my friend, Sharon, and she referred me to Jenny Gropp’s blog, One Krafty Kat, and this beautiful card Jenny designed. If you haven’t visited Jenny’s blog, you’ll want to hop over, you’ll be in for a fabulous treat! Jenny’s one phenomenal designer! I immediately wrote to Jenny and she shared her secret.
The bow is made with beautiful taffeta ribbon that I asked Sharon to special order for me. I’m greedy, I actually ordered several rolls of the luscious May Arts taffeta ribbons, they’re absolutely fabulous! You’ll be seeing a lot of them in my future posts. I also had Sharon order 1/8″ white silk ribbon. The 1/8″ ribbon is very easy to work with, so soft and dainty. I attached SU’s “Pretties” pearls and gold beads that I purchased at JoAnn’s to the ends of the ribbon. I love working with the gold cord, it’s so pretty to see it through the teardrop.
In this close up, you can better see the embossing on the scrolls, as well as the Kaiser Pearls that I liberally used on all the flourished panels. I used Nestibilities’ Labels Four as a base for the crosses on the side panels that I just got in from Joan’s Gardens. Joan will also do special orders, scroll down to the shopping links below to see what I’ve had Joan special order for me.
- Paper: Prism, Whisper White, True Faith, Water Color – 140 lbs. cold pressed
- Ink: Versamark
- Accessories: Light Box, Embossing Stencil, Stylus, Craft Knife, May Arts Ribbons and Cord, SU Pretties, Gold Beads, Tombow Markers, Water Color Brush, Gold EP, Heating Tool, Self-Healing Mat, Prima Flower, Dimensionals, Karen Foster Aged Copper Hinges, Kaiser Pearls, Cross Punch, Nestibilities Labels Four, Gold Krylon Pen, Tim Holtz Ruler
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