This first image is the ‘before.’ While it’s fine, it lacks some zing. It’s very symmetrical, the colors match (the image and papers are all from the same 8×8 pad)….the faux glass technique applied to the tree image adds some interest, but there’s not much of a WOW factor at all.
I took it apart and reassembled it….with some serious contrast and punch! There’s a layer around the image and background piece…I could have added one under the cross piece but it didn’t peel off well enough. LOL. But I added some 1.5inch wrinkle ribbon from May Arts and pearl pen too – to carry through the contrast across the card.
The knot is just that – a knot. I used adhesive under the ties, just to secure it in place, but this ribbon is so wonderfully flat here, and will mean it goes through the mail really well!
Hope you’ve been enjoying the before-and-afters!