it all started off with tatting. I learned to tatt a couple of years ago and one of the things I enjoyed making was earrings.
In the past few months I have played with different ideas to display my jewellery, such as......
little swallows on plain card
cards aged with distress inks
and, after lots of trial and error I decided on using this lovely Antique Stock Image of Godey's roses from the Graphics Fairy site
I only wanted roses over one half of the card so cropped the image it to suit.
and used the services of Pikmonkey to add the text and frame - you can find an earlier blog here on how to do this
next I printed on to 300gsm ivory card
and cut in to individual cards
I used a Sizzix scalloped tag die
and a punch from Bead Landing - available at Michael's (US) & (sometimes) Etsy
my cards are done, with some changed to display pendants or smaller earrings
and a ps - to make the cards with 4 rounded corners I cut them on the Sizzix a second time (with the tag facing the opposite way).