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Monday, December 3, 2012

Embossing and Sharpies

This card started with my new embossing folder set from Sizzix.  It's a bit hard to tell from this picture just what is embossed, but it is the "Peace" sentiment along with the branches and the bird.  I cut a strip of white glimmer paper and embossed it with this sentiment.  Then, to help it stand out, I went over the raised areas with my gold metallic Sharpie.  (Have you seen the metallic Sharpies? I love them!)

On the left side of this, I glued a gold embellishment cut with a Spellbinders Holly Motifs die.  The Angel is a Dazzle sticker from Hot Off the Press.  I had a small white shape that I edged in gold to mat the angel on.  This was then put up on foam tape above the gold holly accent.

The white and gold glitter patterned paper was some I got a long time ago at Costco.  I cut it to size, glued it to the card, and then glued the focal to it.  I used gold Stickles to run a line around the edge of the background paper and I also created little sparkley dots along the horizontal edges of the focal (again using the Stickles).  When I was done, it looked like this:

 It was quite pretty, but the focal just didn't stand out well enough.  So, I grabbed a couple of piece of gold metallic ribbon.  I put a bit of glue from my ATG on each end so I could tack it down when ready.  Then I carefully slid the ribbon under the horizontal edges of the focal, tacking it down on each side when it was where I wanted it. A ribbon above and a ribbon below really helped.  I finished the card by adding a line of 3 gold dimensional diamond-shapes in the upper right corner. Compare the picture without ribbon with the one below and see what a difference a little touch like that can make!

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