Designer Sharon Callis used pre-made embellishments as a starting point for her lovely baby card. The hard lines of the chipboard are softened by the ribbon bow, and she added interest to what would be a huge area of white space with the banner element in the upper corner. This card is also a great reminder that frames like the gray oval here aren’t just for images – here the frame is empty, and the shape serves to anchor the other elements.
The most amazing detail on this card, though, is the line of Liquid Pearls dots along the open edge. They are perfectly executed, which takes a delicate and controlled hand, and the shape and shine repeats the effect of the sequins in the ribbon.
Supplies | Patterned Paper: docrafts (New Arrival 12×12 Designstax). Chipboard: docrafts Toppers (New Arrival Forever Friends). Adhesive: Xyron Mega Runner. Ribbon: Bridal Inspirations. Ink: Tim Holtz Distress (Tattered Rose). Other: Ranger Liquid Pearls (Platinum Pearls).
Designer: Sharon Callis
Sharon Callis lives in Ireland and has been a crafter for over twenty years. In 2011, Sharon was named ‘Cardmaker of the Year’ by Cardmaking and Papercraft/ Quick Cards made Easy’ Magazines in the UK. Sharon’s work has been featured in publications such as Creative Cardmaking, Papercraft Essential, Create and Craft TV, Cardmaking and Papercraft as well as on various craft companies Facebook pages and blogs. She currently designs for Xyron, gel-a-tins and Little Yellow Bicycle. In addition to her passion for papercrafts, Sharon also likes to do a wide variety of crafts: knit, sew, cross stitch, machine embroider, plastic canvas, costume design, woodcraft, dollshouse miniatures, sketching, home decor, model making and baking. To learn more about her,visit her blog.