Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Card of the day #2 - Flying Cranes And White Ribbon

I'm Card Captain at Michael Strong's Yahoo group this week.
I'll upload a new card every day, and my second card for this week is an optimistic card for the new year.

This card is suitable for a woman or for a man, because of its elegant and calm color combo.
It can be used for many occasions: for a new baby, for leaving the nest or for a fresh start in life.
The flying cranes are heading to the future. They are a symbol of an ambition to fly high.

White CS for the card's basis
Dark aqua leather textured CS
Shiny silver paper
Basic Grey patterned paper - Boxer, its edges slightly distressed with Ranger's distress ink (Broken China)
White CS and shiny silver paper, cuttlebugged with SN, the white CS was also distressed with Ranger's distress ink (Broken China)
Michael Strong's Cloisonné Cranes Stamp Set (small and large) - both cranes were stamped, heat embossed with Zing's teal EP and glued 3D for extra dimension
Turquoise blings in various sizes
Narrow white satin ribbon.

For the interlacing ribbon piece I used a dark aqua leather textured CS, same as the background CS.
Both its edges were punched with EK Success Binding Edge Edger Punch.
Then I used a narrow white satin ribbon, interlacing it from one side to the other all the way down, and simply tying it at the lower end.

Take a closer look at the side view of the card, to see how attaching these 2 motifs - the cranes and the interlacing ribbon piece - with 3D foam tape creates nice shadows on the card's background.
Take a closer look at the cranes - can you imagine them flying?
(You can enlarge each photo by clicking on it)
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly


  1. Very nice! I like how the colours work together!

  2. a super card which can be used for many occasions - love the ribbon - rich and tasteful hugs Leo in the UK

  3. Very pretty...can't wait to get my order with the cranes! Thanks for sharing.
    Jan Castle

  4. אני רואה שנדלקת על עניין הסרט. זה בהחלט מובן! כרטיס מקסים בצבעים שאני אוהבת.


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