Card Positioning Systems is celebrating its 5th Anniversary, and today, Tami Mayberry and CardMaker Magazine launched the celebration with the first of fifteen challenges. Since this is a retrospective event, she chose to feature CPS #136, which I believe was featured in October of 2009. It is a simple layout, but one that offers a plethora of possibilities for design.
For my design, I started with a kraft note card and glued a vintage postcard reproduction from a Making Memories findings kit for the background. I then added a scrap of lined musk green paper, on which I used my own calligraphic skills to write the word "Fly." As the focal point, I added an accordion medallion that I made with the aide of my Martha Stewart scoring board. I embellished it with a pink felt heart and a vintage photograph copy of a girl on a butterfly, which I cut-out and hand colored using Prismacolor pencils. (Please note that every piece was edged with a brown dye ink pad prior to gluing it down.) As a finishing touch, I added 3 buttons in a row, which I pre-threaded, on the upper right border.
As usual, I had a lot of fun making this card. I would love for you to follow my blog and let me know what you think. Blessings!