Saturday, 2 August 2008

Inspired by real living magazine

I bought Real Living magazine last month and I really loved the colours on the cover so I thought I would use the cover to inspire myself to come up with something. Here is the cover of the magazine for you to see:The colours I've chosen are Regal Rose, Taken with Teal, Whisper White and Basic Black

I've been meaning to make this card for a while but just never got around to it until this morning. I visited with my good friend Di yesterday and gave her the challenge also so check out her blog next week to see what she has come up with.

Anyway here is the card I made:
I love square cards and I found some envelopes the other day 13cm x 13cm so I made this card 12cm x 12cm (sort of). When you first look at this card it looks like a normal 12cm x 12cm card but the front is actully smaller. The front of the card is only 9cm. As you can see in the picture below I attached Black textured cardstock to the top of the Taken with Teal base card after I used the slit punch to make the scalloped edge and attached the left over piece of cardstock to the inside of the card.

A closer look at the Black scalloped edge I attached to the base of the card

Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Basic Black textured

Accessories: Paper from Crew Kids Girl Simply Scrappin' kits, 5/8" Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon, Slit punch, Black brads, Flower sticker from Scrappin' kit, piercing tool and rub-ons from the spring mini catalogue.

Once I attached the Black scalloped edge I attached the pink and white paper after attaching the ribbon. I then put a brad in the centre of the flower and 2 at the bottom left of the card. I then put the make a wish rub on down the side of the black cardstock and that's pretty much it. It was a very simple card to make and I quite like it.


Diane Barnes said...

Oooh, Your take on the colours is fab. Love it! The scallop idea looks brilliant too, v clever.
Now I'll need to get onto mine...maybe tomorrow! Hope you're having a great weekend. Di :0)

Rhonda said...

Great colors! I love this card. The scalloped edge is just adorable. Love how you did that. Now I want to make something using those colors! TFS

Chrissie said...

Fabulous card... I love the colours and the simple design! Very elegant!