Thursday, April 12, 2007

Crossing Continents

This week it was Saffa's turn to set the dare over at Daring Card Makers

I come from a very multicultural background and love being able to see them all from within and this is what has inspired this weeks challenge....take a deep breath...
I would like you lovely ladies to make a card that celebrates and reflects a festival from another culture to your own....

So here are some ideas to get you started:
Chinese New Year,
Persian New Year,
Sinhalese New Year,
St. Patrick's day,

So you get the idea....Good luck...

Quite unsually I knew straight away what I wanted to do. I chose the Pagan wedding ritual of This is a sort of marriage ceremony in which the bethrothed couple's hands are tied together to symbol their unity with ribbons, rope and cords. Click the link to find out more from wikipedia

On Your Handfasting.

I started with a small brown textured card blank (from an old Self Addressed
kit I think) in landscape view. I handrew a heart onto a piece of cream card and cut it out and attached it to the centre of the card. In the depths of my stash (so no supplier details I am afraid) I found a piece of random script (at least I hope its random Ros!) vellum in gold. I tore it to the rough shape of the card and attached it with mini gold brads by Making Memories. Using a piece of brown grosgrain ribbon from Ribbon Mad I tied a small bow and attached it with a 3d pad just off centre of the heart. With a gold gel pen I wrote "on your Handfasting" on another piece of cream card, drew a gel pen border and doodled a heart and squiggly bits. I attached this at the bottom with 3d pads too.

Why not head on over to the Blog to see what other celebrations we have come up with.


P.s thanks Saffa for reminding me I hadnt added a pic!


Kathy said...

Love the colours and the way you've done this card Tarcie.

This is such an unusual "take" on the Dare - I bet there are lots of others in the same vein too

Saffa said...

Great card hun, I love the card the colours are sooo lush! hehe

But you don't have a piccyon your blog :(


Angelnorth said...

This is great Tracie - love the simplicty and the earthy colours!

manicstamper said...

I'd never heard of sounds lovely.
Love your card too that brown is scrummy.

Frog said...

Lovly card Tracie and gorgeous colours, i too have not heard of handfasting.

Andrea xx