Canvas Corp Brand CCB Creative Crew

Canvas Corp Brands asked the Creative Crew to create something based on a favorite designer.  I adore St. John knits with the colors, the classic lines, the simplicity, and the elegant details.  This card is based on the idea of a woman’s suit neckline.

The Canvas Corp Brand papers I used are wonderful to work with, they are not fibrous so they cut very well – on the Silhouette, with scissors, with a craft knife, or with the guillotine! The navy is deep and rich, yet clearly not back…and the coral is bright and without being garish.

In a previous life I was a Chief Operating Officer at a law firm in Atlanta.  I got super dressed up for work each day, I would have fit right in – in New York City.  Most days I wore St. John knit wear.  The clothing is expensive, but lasts a life time…you can even resize the knit clothing as needed (2 sizes in each direction).  As it turns out, that isn’t my life any more and I never get to wear my wonderful wardrobe anymore!  I used to love getting dressed…hair, makeup, clothes, jewelry, and perfume…each day.  I loved it!

Not sure that I miss it…but, I miss having a reason to wear such awesome clothing.

The clothing tends to look traditional…but, it all depends on how it is shaped to fit you and your accessories.  I was *anything* but conservative!

Here is a taste of the St. John look:


 

Steps:

  1. Card Base:  Canvas Corp Brands Navy and Ivory Anchor , 4.25 x 8.5.  Scored at 2 1/8 from each end, and at a 45° angle from the folded corner (fold out).  Color the edges with Distress Ink – Jeans.
  2. First Layer on Gate Fold:  Canvas Corp Brands Ivory Cardstock, 1 7/8 x 4, cut at a 45° angle from the top edge.  Make sure you mirror these when you are cutting! Center and adhere.
  3. Second Layer on Gate Fold:  1 5/8 x 3 3/4, cut at a 45° angle from the top edge.  Make sure you mirror these when you are cutting! Center and adhere.
  4. First Layer Inside: 4×4, Coral Claws & Shells on Ivory.
  5. Second Layer Inside:  3.75 x 3.75, Canvas Corp Brands Ivory Cardstock.
  6. Button:  Vintage brass anchor, one in round piece from Coral Claws & Shells on Ivory.
  7. Flaps:  Tacked down with hot glue, apply coral flat back pearls to corner.

Submitted:

  1. Art by Miran
  2. 613 Avenue Create
  3. Craft Your Passion
  4. Crafting From the Heart
  5. Creative Fingers
  6. Design Team Showcase
  7. Sister Act Card Challenge

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