26 Wednesday Dec 2012
Since I’m at my parents’ for the Christmas holiday, I’ve been rifling through some older cards that I’ve made for them over the years. (Yes, my mom saves them. And I save the ones she sends me, too!)
This card was made for my dad several years ago. The focus is an old postcard I found at a flea market in Amsterdam. Postcards—vintage or new—actually make great, quick card focals and they’re especially nice for masculine cards, for which I always struggle to find an image. The postcard is matted on black cardstock; the background is a strip of sheet music paper matted on cream cardstock, then again on black. The little tab on the top left is a loop (flattened, of course) of sheet music. A gold key and thread was attached at the top. The stamp, “a splendid adventure”, is from Stamper’s Anonymous, and it’s been stamped directly onto the card front.
I like this horizontal layout because it’s clean and simple, and cream and black is one of my favorite color schemes. The whole card is one you could exchange colors and imagery for, and have a completely different look.