Showing posts from February 14, 2021

Flower & Field - Thank You

 I love turning this  into the card above! With this card the colors pop with the black card base and was a favorite in my card classes.  Super easy too.   Black cardstock - 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 1/2" Pool Party cardstock - 4" x 5 1/4" (you need two pieces) Black matting - 3 1/4" x 4" Basic White cardstock- 2 3/4" x 1 3/8" Flower & Field DSP (Sale-a-Bration item Jan/Feb 2021) - 3" x 3 7/8" then cut into 1" strips (3) 16" of Pool Party ribbon  Fold card in half and burnish fold using bone folder.  Take one piece of the Pool Party cardstock and run through the Stampin' Cut and Embossing Machine with the Tasteful Textures Embossing folder. This is called dry embossing.  Do not adhere to the black cardstock just yet.  Adhere the 3 pieces of 1" strips of DSP - be careful of direction and make sure the pattern lines up.  I usually adhere the two outside pieces first and add the middle piece last so that it is ce

Sailing Home

  I was asked to design a Thank You card representing the town I live in for a realtor customer of mine.  We live on the bay side of the gulf where there are a lot of sail boats.  She also wanted to include the high school colors which were maroon and black.  I will say she was very happy with these. To start, I used Merry Merlot card stock cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4".  The mat, in black, is 5 1/4" x 4".  I adhered the black to the base card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.   Next, I took a piece of Basic White card stock 3 3/4" x 5" to use as my palate.  You cannot really tell in this picture, but I put the white card stock and used the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.  I did not run it through the Stampin' Cut and Embossing Machine because it would have created a deep pattern and I wanted a subtle one.  Additionally, I did not want the whole piece embossed but a portion of it and the indentation would have been too marked.