Saturday, March 19, 2011

Create: Two sided heart

Not long ago I scooped up this sweet little robins egg blue ceramic heart because it was simply too cute to pass up. I had intentions of hanging it on the wall or bookshelf, but hadn't quite gotten around to it. 
Then this morning I glimpsed at it and realized it needed "something". My first thoughts were die cuts and lace, although I couldn't find just the right pieces, and didn't quite know how to incorporate them. 

After rooting through my drawers and tins, I found several pieces that would work perfectly, although they didn't really mesh together. It was then that I realized I didn't have to make them work together, and that I could decorate both sides entirely independently of each other. Yay!

 The first side I completed has a vintage victorian calling card pieces on the front. I removed the super-cute envelope from the card stock backing and affixed it to a thin piece of wood for stability. After painting the sides of the wood and back with a gold paint pen, I used glue to affix vintage tinsel trim to the entire border. I just LOVE tinsel trim :) And lastly, I affixed the wood to the first side of my heart. 

As you can see, the envelope still has a beautifully calligraphied name inside.  
 The reverse side features a scalloped edge rosette that has been made using beautifully matched scrapbook paper.

A small brass number tag was placed in the middle of the rosette, and tinsel surrounds it to add a little pizzaz!

As a finishing and unifying step I connected both the front and the back with horizontally placed tinsel, and paired that with a new hanging string.

Now I know this little guy will definitely be hanging in our new place!


annie said...

ooh!!! im so happy to see you use the calling cards!!