October 28, 2010

High Fashion Card Making??

You know how there are people out there that can tell you exactly what year and season a particular shoe or clothing style came out?  Well, that ain't me!  I have to admit that ever since I became a mommy, dressing up for me is anytime I put on stockings ;)  But I respect that there are some women whose hobby is to follow designers.

I was asked to create a graduation card for a high school student.  She loves fashion, and high fashion at that.  Her favorite colors are cream and black....hello CHANEL!

I have to admit that I had to do a google search because Chanel is so far out of my price range that I don't even entertain looking at it.  I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the Chanel flower is a Camellia.  THAT I know about!  I actually just planted one in my front yard and it is blooming.  SO gorgeous!  I found these on the net as inspiration:


















And this is what I came up with for the card. I used my handy dandy silhouette to cut out layers for the flower in varying sizes. I think it's really simple but really classy.  I think that the quality of the paper makes all the difference.   I had to hand etch the quilting effect on the cardstock.  I messed another one up because my son walked in with an "urgent" question just as I was almost done.  Hey, such is the life of a work-at-home-mommy, right?  The envelope will be a plain vellum envelope because I think anything else will kill the simplicity of the card.