Sunday, March 7, 2010

Moroccan Influence

I bought this Cuttlebug embossing folder.  It's called Moroccan Screen.  I thought it was so beautiful so I started searching for more Moroccan interior designs to inspire me with  my card.  I know, it probably all sounds a little too 'artsy' - but I soaked up the beauty of Moroccan style.  It's full of rich texture and gorgeous bright and rich colors.  I loved it!  Anyway, (babbling aside) I made this card.

The patterned paper is from the Wisteria line of Basic Grey.  I thought the pattern fit perfectly!  The dark purple paper I embossed (a little more than half way down) with the Morocaan Screen folder.  I then cut the bottom with some of my old decorative edged scissors.  I thought this decorative edge reminded me most of the tops of the windows.  I chose this sketch from an old Mojo Monday sketch because the three rectangles all reminded me of the windows in Moroccan architecture.  I didn't have anything 'exact' but I used some Spellbinders dies.  The flourish was from that $5 MMBI stamp set I bought recently.  I heat embossed in gold.  I also only stamped and embossed the last two flourishes from a long border stamp in that set. I mounted everything on a card base of Almost Amethyst.

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