|Sewing Box Hugs|
This is a large card, 5 1/2" square. Much bigger than my usual cards, but with an extra large tag, it just had to be big. I chose some patterned papers by My Minds Eye (Home, Glitter). and smokey shadow and rustic cream cardstock for the tag. I impressed the cream tag with a woodgrain impression plate for texture. I die cut a doily and sponged it with tea dye for a little aging. The main images from Sewing Box Hugs were stamped onto some gingham paper I made using aqua mist ink. This stamp set looks SO GREAT stamped on gingham. I cut three double ended banners for the little sentiments and added a few flowers, also from Sewing Box Hugs. For a little frill, I added some lace and pearls to the tag as well as to the centers of the main images. The absolute last thing I did was tie a little bow using some wrinkled ribbon. This is the part where my son and daughter-in-law helped me choose between aqua mist ribbon or vintage cream ribbon. Vintage Cream won out in the end. I'm not sure if this is the best card ever made, but it sure was the best card I have made in a while. Thanks for sticking with me on this very long post!