To My Love

This week, the Card Positioning System team, sponsored by The Twinery, challenged their readers to design a card based on sketch CPS #253.  Although I don't have baker's twine from The Twinery, I wanted to design a card incorporating twine.  It's the least I could do to honor their graciousness.

I began by searching through my papers to find a print that would lend itself to a circular cut.  I found a flower print in a K&Company Handmade Lofty Nest pad that worked perfectly.  I used a Fiskars ShapeCutter system to cut the scalloped half moon shape.  Then, I cut the bottom block from a green print from the same pad.  I used a Martha Stewart punch to create picture corners from the flower print to frame the block.  I wrapped the twine in an "x" shape around the block and tied it with a square knot.  Next, I found a couple of K&Company Handmade die-cut shapes to use as embellishments.  Using my calligraphic skills, I wrote the phrase "My Love" on the tag.  Finally, I edged all the pieces with a coffee bean ink pad, arranged them to follow the sketch, and attached them.  As a finishing touch, I rounded the upper right hand corner.

I want to dedicate this card to my wife, whose love and support inspire me to create everyday.  I hope you like my card and welcome your comments.  Godspeed!


Patrice said…
Love it! I hope you'll link up with me again at 52 Card Pickup this week!!
Jennie said…
Very nice design Arnoldo!! Love the bird and layers. Thanks for joining us at CPS this week.
Love it! I'm in love with this baker's twine. Hugs
Angie Hagist said…
I love it! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CPS!
Arnoldo Romero said…
Thanks! It's fun working with the CPS sketches' - the possibilities are endless. Blessings to you and the team!
Arnoldo Romero said…
Thank you for the invitation!
Jeanne S said…
Very fun card! Love the cute bird! Thanks for playing the CPS Challenge!
Arnoldo, thanks for your visit!
I wish I could draw so nicely... they were stamped and coloured with copic markers. The stamps are Wild Rose Studio and they are sold at our store: If you want send me an email with your address and I'll sent to you some stamped images. Hugs