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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Variations on a theme - #2

This is another card made using the same basic supplies as the one I showed yesterday - but they look quite different.  I started with a base card from the same David Tutera set & the same turquoise paper.  However, the border at the bottom of the base card is different, and I used different die & stamp sets.

Borders: I cut two borders from the Spellbinders Persian Accents set and glued them in place as shown.

Focal:  I cut the focal using a die from the Persian Accents set, then traced around the die and hand cut the turquoise mat.  After inking around the inner edge of the die, I stamped the sentiment using a stamp from the Stamp & Punch set from Hot off the Press.

That's it! Quick & easy to make, it looks quite elegant in person.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Variations on a theme - #1

I finally was able to carve out a little time for paper crafting again.  I had several thank you cards I needed to send out, so the cards I'll show over the next four days will be variations on that theme.  Up first is this white with turquoise. 

It started with a David Tutera card base that already had the cut border at the bottom of the front.  I decided to emboss a frame on the card front using an embossing folder I have (the folder does not state who made it, but I believe I got it from - if so, they no longer carry it!).  Anyway, the card tore at the fold as I was taking it out of the embossing folder.  Rather than trying to figure out how to repair it, I just cut it off at the fold and glued it on top of a second one.  This made the card front a bit thick, but it looked great.

The mat for the focal was cut from some turquoise paper using the smallest die in the 5X7 Elegant Labels Four Card Creator set from Spellbinders.  As you can see, I ran small pieces of ribbon through the slots created by this die and tied them off on either side.

The focal itself was cut with a die from one of Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Motifs & Accents sets.  I used a small piece of foam to ink it using the die as a stencil, then stamped my sentiment with a stamp from JustRite's "For All You Do" stamp set.  I popped it up on foam tape and my card was done.

Friday, July 25, 2014

July Christmas Inspiration

This quick card started with some red and white snowflakes I scavenged from a Christmas card I received.  The red mat is cut with a cutting die (Spellbinders Labels 29) from glitter fun foam.  The snowflakes were layered with pieces cut from Spellbinder's Holly Motifs. The Sentiment and its frame was stamped with red ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  Then it was cut and embossed with JustRite/Spellbinders Nested Oval Medallion Dies