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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Anniversary in Red & White

Today's card is an anniversary card and is pretty straight forward, with probably only one tricky part.

As you can probably tell, the sentiment is stamped on a white piece of paper that is then cut with a spellbinders nestability die.  The big white piece is cut with my new "Cut and Emboss Folder" from Marrianne Design (LOVE IT!)  I added dots of red stickles which don't show well in the photo (just look like dark dots) but look great in real life. 

The red background is where the tricky part comes in.  I wanted to emboss a piece that was larger than my embossing folder - in fact, it was about double the size.  It turned out to be a pretty easy thing to do.  I embossed one half with the folder, then the other.  I was careful to put it in my machine such that I only ran the folder through, not the other half of the paper which would have flattened part of my design.  In other words, I ran the paper in part way and then ran it back out again rather than running it all through my Big Shot.

This actually gave me a larger embossed piece than I needed, so I took a bit of it to use as a mat for the small white sentiment piece.

1 comment:

Carol J said...

That is a really pretty card, and thanks for the tip about embossing a larger piece of paper.