January 13, 2011

Scultped Greetings ~ Bliss

Introducing a new series of hand-made cards I'll be sharing called Sculpted Greetings

The idea is to extend the elements beyond the typical 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card dimensions.  Extending the elements simply adds more character rather than trying to squeeze all the peices on the main card base.

Of course I am basing this all on my love of fine arts.  Think of how a sculpture is created.  Having the artist stretch his elements beyond a rectangle or square adds more interest to his piece.

The bird flying above the card is not part of the card, it is simply attached to the backdrop as a photo element.

The scripted text is Presto Patterns; an individual download of My Digital Studio.  It's printed on Vanilla cardstock.  The Baha flourish you see over is from the new Sale-a-bration set "Bliss".

When creating your Sculpted Greeting, don't extend your elements beyond the basic card size 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  This way you'll be able to fit in in a regular stationary envelope.  My card sample above is meant to be mailed in a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" envelope.

I'll be posting some additonal samples of other "Sculpted Greetings".  You should give it a try. 


craftystamper said...

Love it! A great card - and a unique idea. Great use of different elements

Tana said...

This is Awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing and what a great idea. You've got my creativity flowing, I'm going to have to try this out. Thanks again for sharing. Many Blessings-Tana Conley

Rose said...

Beautiful work of art! It should be on display and admired. Love your style.

Carol said...

Absolutely fabulous card...thanks for encouraging us to go out of the box...! Can easily see this one framed and hanging in a special location for all to see.