Saturday, May 4, 2013

Personalized card using initials!

I am a huge fan of letter writing and always used seals on the envelope with my initial and at some point even had writing paper with a gold embossed initial at the top. Sadly letter writing has gone out of style (I think) but you can still personalize your cards by incorporating the recipients initial in the design. Actually although I've thought about it for a long time I never did until I made this card!

The card was made using the Cricut "Art Deco" cartridge and incorporates two designs from the cartridge. The horse is made up of 3 layers (black, rust brown and tan) but sadly to get it to fit in one direction  it just wasn't large enough to really fill the rest card which is a simple white A2 size card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2"). So I looked through the images on the cartridge to see what would go with the horse and came across a medallion and the thoughts about what I could put inside the medallion. That's when I decided to use the recipients initial.  The initial is 2 layers (gold and black) and is in the same Deco style as the horse ... very masculine on both counts. The addition of a simple ribbon finished off the card.