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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.
As the saying goes, long time no see!
Let's get right to it then. Here is a card I made at my card and craft meetup over the summer. I used pattern papers for the layering background and flag end. I stamped a sentiment in a coordinating color from that middle background paper. And put the sentiment on a stitched circle die. I love the subtle detail the stitching it gives the card. For more texture, I added a piece of wood "tape" cut diagonially. I tied small bow in natural jute twine under the sentiment. I thought it brought out the whimsicalness of thw pattern paper.
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