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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Resplendent Rectangles

I LOVE these new dies from Spellbinders!  They nest and are embossible, but are not all the same shape, so provide more texture and interest.  Since I recently got my set, I've been using them a lot and today's card is another example of what I've done with them. 

The first thing I did was to cut a piece of the salted green paper that was just a bit smaller than the card and glue it in place for my background.

Next, I took a piece of white paper cut just a little smaller than the large green mat.  It was then cut and embossed in several pieces using ALL five of the dies in the Resplendent Rectangles set. NOTE: make sure you tape them in place with removable tape like stencil tape or painters tape or they may well move on you and give you a different result than what you had hoped for! I nested the two larger pieces as you see here, forming the large border.  The third piece was set aside for a different project. The next one was placed in the center, and the 5th piece set aside.  The 6th and smallest piece was stamped with my sentiment and stenciled on the edge.

Then I cut and embossed a piece of dark green paper using the next to the smallest die.  As you can see, this went inside of the smaller white frame before the small white sentiment piece was adhered with pop-dots.

For the tag, I wish I had used more of the salted green paper - though it matches better in person than it looks here.  After doing the stamping, I felt it needed a bit more white to tie it in better with the rest of the card, so I added some dots of white enamel accents. I'm not sure I'd do it that way again, but it was an interesting experiment anyway.  A small white bow also added a bit more white.

By now, my card was nearly finished. I wanted a bit more bling so added some light green Stickles accents at the corners. I love the leaf ribbon that I got from Paper Wishes, but mine will be all gone soon. (I wish I could get it by itself instead of part of the Botanical Etchings Ribbon pack.) The butterfly was a rub-on from my stash - no idea where I got it. I simply rubbed it onto a piece of the white paper, cut around it, and attached it with pop-dots.

1 comment:

Carol J said...

Nicely done. You should ask customer service if they sell that by the roll. I know that in Mom's warehouse sales sometimes they have rolls of ribbon when I never see it in the catalog.