Saturday, July 17, 2010

Om Sweet Om

This card was to celebrate my cousin and her husband's very first house. No more apartment living here! So I wanted to have something unique as a feature for this card. After visiting it for the first time, I came up blank. They hadn't moved in yet, and it was literally a blank canvas. Then when I was brainstorming, I realized their door had a nice stained glass feature and it met the requirements for unique.

So, I had my cousin's husband covertly take a picture of the door and email it to me so I could get it just right. It's a good thing too, because my memory was way off.

I recreated it on a plastic transparency, but it was too....transparent. Then Sharmee with the burgeoning craft room came through for me with adhesive vellum! I didn't even know this existed. So w/ 2 layers of that behind it, I was off to the races.

Then I figured, with a window, we should be peering in on something, and consulting with my Mom, who said an Om would be nice. So Sharmee cricut-ed it out for me, and I used some gold leaf I've been hanging on for more years than I care to admit, and voila, the perfect new house card!

They loved the card, of course! ;) And it was made all the more special when my Dad composed a lovely personal note that was positively poetic. He's a poet and I didn't know it! Anyway, you'll have to ask my cousin to show you... :)