Add texture to a card without adding bulk! I took a rather simple design and just by using texture, took it over the top. Here are the five ways I added texture:
1) embossed a piece of Dapper Denim cardstock with the Brick Walls embossing folder
2) sponged Whisper White Craft Ink with a sponge dauber over the cracks in the brick
3) tore the edges of the cardstock, exposing the inside layers
4) embossed the Real Red star with silver embossing powder
5) coiled a piece of metallic silver thread behind the star to provide a nice contrast with the solidness of the wall
Dimensionals on the back of the star pop it away from the wall, adding more dimension.
This card is intended for my neighbor, who is on his Badger Honor Flight today. The Badger Honor Flight is a program that flies veterans to Washington DC for the day, all at no cost to the veteran, as a way to say thank you for your service. On the return flight, each veteran receives mail call, with thank you cards and notes.
Instead of dreading Mondays, let’s look forward to Masterpiece Monday! Either mini or mega, it’s still a masterpiece. While this card is mini in number of items and minutes used to create it, it’s mega in style. Very Vanilla cardstock was run through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder and provides a backdrop on the card front vine cut with the Botanical Builder thinlet. Mossy Meadow ink for the sweet sentiment from Cottage Greetings adds a pop of color. Matching cardstock was also die cut and glued to the outside of the envelope flap.
I saw a vellum poinsettia somewhere out on the Internet, and I loved it so much I turned around and ordered the Reason for the Season bundle so I could make my own version. I cut the petals from Vellum Cardstock, and embossed each petal with silver embossing powder. Then I sponged the backside of each petal with Bermuda Bay classic ink. I assembled the layers with Multipurpose Glue. And then I punched out two of the pistils (center portion of the flowers) from Silver Glimmer Paper and layered them on top.
I made a white version, too, just embossed the petals with White Embossing powder and used an Ice Rhinestone for the center.
These are very pretty strung together on a length of silver baker’s twine to make a garland. And if Frozen is still a hot topic in your house, these flowers would make a gorgeous Elsa crown!
I’m always on the lookout for a great Halloween set, and Among the Branches, from the new Holiday Catalog, is perfect in my eyes. (Yes, I went there.) The eyes glow on this 3×3 note card by embossing the greeting with Black Embossing Powder, then sponging with Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Real Red.
I’m so excited about this sneak peek – that Brick Wall Textured Embossing Folder is freaking awesome! This card is one of the make-n-takes at my next Open House, scheduled for July 25th. Save the date!
Moon Lake has got to be one of my favorite stamp sets of all time. Stamp the sweet bird image in Versamark ink on watercolor paper and emboss the image with white embossing powder. Then a watercolor wash with Pool Party ink and an aqua painter. Sentiment is stamped with Stazon ink. Add a mat of silver glimmer paper and wrap both layers with a piece of silver twine. For the inside of the card, sponge the edges of a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, and stamp part of the foliage from the bird image stamp in the lower right hand corner. Gorgeous!
It’s on! I don’t know about you, but I was glued to the screen watching the return of Downton Abbey tonight. In case you haven’t watched it yet, I don’t want to spoil anything. So I whipped up this card in honor of all the great fashions worn on the season opener.
The card base is Smoky Slate, the mat is Elegant Eggplant, and the overlay is Vellum card stock embossed with the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder. An Antique brad and pearls add a touch of elegance, just like the Crawley ladies.
Love the look of embossing but don’t have time? This little treat pouch takes care of that – it uses the Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper. Embossing without the fuss, as the Natural Composition is already embossed for you! All you have to do is color it (I won’t tell if you go outside the lines). Finished dimensions are 4-1/8″ x 2-5/8″. Another great Mother’s Day gift idea.
Just for You Treat Pouch
Step by Step
Color the Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper using Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade Stampin’ Write Markers. Blot excess ink using a facial tissue.
Using the Simply Scored, score the Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper at 1/2″, 4-1/2″, and 6″; fold at each of the score lines. Wrap the Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper around the Cellophane Bag filled with candy and adhere the flap.
Punch two holes in the flap using a hole punch. Thread the holes with Old Olive 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, then tie a bow.
Stamp the stems and leaves image in Lucky Limeade ink on the back of a piece of Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper. Punch out the image using the Extra-Large Tag Punch. Punch a hole in the end of the tag using the 1/16″ Circle Punch. Thread the Linen Thread through the hole and tie it to the ribbon.
Stamp the sentiment in Island Indigo ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock. Cut the stamped cardstock into a banner shape and curl using the Bone Folder. Adhere the banner to the tag using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Just Believe Stamp Set; Very Vanilla Cardstock; Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper; Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Pad; Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin’ Pad; 2011-2013 In Color Stampin’ Write Marker; 4″ x 6″ Cellophane Bags ; Old Olive 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon and Linen Thread; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Extra-Large Tag Punch; 1/16″ Circle Punch ; Simply Scored; facial tissue and hole punch