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Friday, April 6, 2012

Adding Finishing Touches



Have you ever seen a card that you thought looked good but maybe was missing something?  Sometimes just small touches can take a card from good to great.

Embossing is a perfect way to add texture and interest to a card without using designer paper.  The background of this card was embossed using the "Square Lattice" embossing folder.  The texture in the background makes the card look richer and more professional than just a flat piece of card stock.  Another small touch that can really add to your card is "dressing your button".  Adding linen thread and ribbon to the button makes it look more finished.

Although this card would have been fine with a flat piece of card stock in the background and a naked button I think it's the little details that can really elevate a card.

MATERIALS:
  • Stamp Set:  Kidoodles (122867)
  • Ink:  Basic Black Classic Ink Pad (101179)
  • Stampin' Write Markers: Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Regal Rose,
  • Card Stock:  Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
  • Tools:  Big Shot Machine (113439), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976)
  • Accessories: Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon (retired), Marina Mist Button (119745 - Subtles Pack), Linen Thread (104199)


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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Twitterpated Butterfly Birthday


This pretty card was created with paper from the "Twitterpated" designer series paper pack.  This paper is so pretty!  The embossed butterfly was cut out on the Big Shot machine using the "Beautiful Wings" embosslit die and embellished with tiny pearls.

MATERIALS:
  • Designer Paper:  Twitterpated (125406 - Occasions Mini - only available thru 4/30/12)
  • Cardstock:  Whisper White (100730), Baja Breeze (111352), Island Indigo (122932)
  • Stamp Set:  Occasional Quotes (retired)
  • Ink:  Island Indigo (122937)
  • Tools:  Big Shot Machine (113439), Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die (118138), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335)
  • Punches:  Scallop Oval (119856), Large Oval (119855)
  • Accessories:  Baja Breeze 1/2" Seam Binding (122331), Basic Pearls (119247)