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Here is another project share to catch you up on - a masculine birthday card. I used a navy blue panel and drew lines with a Versamark pen. I used gold embossing powder over the lines. I embossed a coordinating birthday sentiment in the same gold embossing powder.
In honesty, I was expecting cleaner lines. I used a ruler and an embossing buddy, but I still had a lot of stray powder flecks. I like it effect, but at the same time I don't. At the time, I wasn't' have to try and make the card again (had to make and give it the same day).
The recipient never knows what you had in mind didn't turn out like you thought. They just know you took the time to make a handmade card with them in mind! That's the bigger gift (IMO).
When something doesn't quite work out for your card, what do you do? Leave a comment below.
Thanks for stamping by. I have another project share to catch you up on.
The top card grew out of the scrap panel I had. I used a big floral stamp by Mama Elephant to create a background. I added a vellum piece, embossing in gold using the same floral stamp. I trimmed it out and added some natural jute with small stickers to complete my sentiment (welcome baby). This turned out to be a very elegant card for a mother to be.
The second card used various patterned papers, vellum and stickers. I also added balloons in the upper left for the elephant to hold that said "baby boy" but I could not find the photo to share (my apologies!). This card was for a cousin of mine and I had her invitation colors in mind when making the card (blues, greys, elephant). I like to add this type of extra personalization to a card. Makes for a special touch.
When I can, I try to add in embossing to my cards.
Do you have a "signature" technique you like to include on your cards? Leave a comment below.
Thanks for stopping by. I have quite a few projects to catch you up on. The first are Father's day cards I did this year. I am blessed to have my dad, grandfathers and father-in-law to share these cards with.
These cards are mainly paper layering cards. When I want to challenge myself, I will put together cards using patterned paper. I really like mixing papers within a pack, as well as trying to incorporate paper from other packs.
Do you like to use patterned paper when you make cards? or do you make your own patterned paper? Leave a comment below.
I have a crafty story to share. In recent months I have had an increasingly hard time finding replacement blades for my Cricuit paper trimmer (green one in the photos). If Amazon doesn't have it, then it must be hard to find. I thought that the internal blade I did buy from Amazon would fit, but of course it didn't since it was a different model than mine.
So I turned to Cricut's customer service to see if they had the correct blades for my trimmer. They did not, but they were VERY kind and GENEROUS to send me a BRAND NEW trimmer (white one in photos). I was floored! I've never had such a responsive customer service experience. The customer service rep was very prompt and courteous. And I am really loving this trimmer.
You can see from the pictures that the numbers are crisp with that black on white. There is also a defined 1 inch on the right of the trimmer, which is great because that is something I always struggled with on my old trimmer.
I hope you have had a crafty filled weekend. Have a great week!
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