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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Anniversary in Red and White

This card started with Spellbinders M-Bossabilities 5 X 7 embossing folder called "Framed Petite Labels".  After running it through the machine using white cardstock, I colored the frame with silver ink from Smooch.  I love the fact that their applicator tips are so tiny you can really control where the color goes.  I trimmed up the piece and edged it using a red pen & ruler.

Next I cut and embossed the smallest die from Spellbinders' 5X7 Elegant Labels Four out of red glimmer paper.  I ran a piece of silver edged red ribbon through this and fastened it in place.  

Sentiment: I used the die again, this time tracing the inside of it onto white cardstock and cutting it out by hand.  I inked the edges and stamped my sentiment on this using a stamp from JustRites "Royal Antique Labels One" stamp set.  I attached this to the red piece with foam tape. Then cut, embossed, and stenciled two hearts using a die from JustRite's "Vintage Label and Banner" die set, and added them with foam tape.

The large word "Love" was cut using a Paper Artist's die from HOTP from the set called "Love and 5 Hearts". 

I would have left it at that, but ended up scattering a few heart stickers across the card when I accidentally got some of the silver Smooch ink in the wrong place!  

For this card, I decorated the inside so much it could have been the outside of another card!  This is what the inside looks like.

I used the large die from Spellbinders' 5X7 Elegant Labels Four die set as a stencil to get the frame.  The holes are so tiny that I ended up having to go over it all with a pen as the ink just didn't do a clear enough job.  Ad you can see I inked all the way to the outer edges and also inked the inner edge.  

Next I cut a piece of red glimmer paper using the middle sized die in this set, and glued it to the center.

The message was stamped on a piece of white cardstock that was cut and embossed with a die from Spellbinders' Gold Labels Four.  Four little heart stickers at the corners tie it all together (though it's hard to tell that given the lighting in the photo!).

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