Tuesday, August 23, 2016

'Bygone Days of Summer' Card

Hello and welcome! I'm super excited to have the honor of sharing a new card with you and the Maja Design Blog

Today my card is very personal. It is an expression of the love I have for the exquisite, historic city that is my home, and a tribute beauty I see around me every day.

Charleston is a wonderfully preserved Southern colonial city. It is rich in history, boasting breathtaking architecture, quaint cobbled streets, manicured gardens, and cloistered courtyards with teasing glimpses of the lushness within. Maja Design's 'Summertime' papers provide the perfect avenue to transfer what I can to a 6x6 card. I especially love the images of the bicycles in this collection, as this is the preferred manner of transportation for many residents and tourists.

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All design papers are distressed, layered, and stitched. Rubber stamping enhances the 'yesteryear' feel of the card. Acrylic paint is randomly splattered for a rustic effect.

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A dimensional garden is achieved by much fussy cutting from the paper collection and detailed layering. Foam adhesive gives each element a 'pop'. You'll find some close ups below.

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I enjoy coordinating the inside and back of my cards with the design on the front. One of our sweet readers requested photos of this process, which you will find below.

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I also include a little pocket for tucking away a gift card, photo, or note.

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Thank you so much for taking a peek at my card! I hope you enjoy Maja Design's enchanting papers as much as I do. I wish you a day filled with all things wonderful, and hope that each person who enters here as a guest will leave as a friend!


Maja Design Papers Used: 
Other Products Used: Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Stamps: Prima Rust and Dust Cling Set, Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card, Oxford Impressions stamp set; Archival Ink, Detail Scissors, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Natural Twine, Foam Adhesive, Sewing Machine, Thread.

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  1. Just beautiful as always Nancy .xxx

  2. Beautiful card, Nancy, not only because of the front but also because of the extra special touches you gave to the inside. Love it!

  3. Your cards are so beautiful and unique. You do many extra things and must spend hours cutting. Love your work. Edna Burgess

  4. I love all of these cutaways, Nancy! You're really showcasing the paper beautifully. Methinks I will have to dig out some floral paper right away and get to cutting! ;0 Hugs, Autumn