Monday, August 1, 2011
Elegant but Easy!
Here is my entry for the Designer Crafts Connection August Blog Hop featuring one of my favorite techniques,embossing.
The card base is a Sizzix die, Card A2 with Decorative Edge, designed by Brenda Pinnick. I just love this die. It is perfect for cards, of course, but wouldn't this make a pretty banner?
Be sure to hop over to Julie McGuffee's blog and leave a comment on which technique you liked the best,
which one one are going to try and, which one was the most unique for a chance to win a set of punches( see my earlier post on this). They will be given away on August 15, so don't fool around and forget.
Here's how I made this:
Sizzix die and Big Shot (Card A2 with Decorative Edge designed by Brenda Pinnick)
Sizzix Big Shot
Cuttlebug embossing template and machine (www.provocraft.com)
Viva Décor Violet paper Soft Color (www.vivadecor.com)
Viva Décor Inka Gold, Old Silver
Cardstock, one sheet, Violet
Thick Mulberry paper, white 5" X 6"
Offray ribbon, 18"
Stamp and white scrap for tag
1. Cut die twice with violet paper. Cut once with mulberry paper.
2. Fold one violet die cut to make card shape. Trim mulberry paper so that it is 1/2" smaller than the card front width. Score the width of the second piece of violet cardstock to 1" smaller than the card front. This piece should be trimmed along the original fold line and wrap to the back of the card when finished.
3. Sponge the edges of all pieces with Violet Paper Soft Color. Add Inka Gold to the edge of the base card cover so that the edge shows up against the card inside back.
4. Run the top piece of cardstock through the Cuttlebug with texture plate, then swirl Paper Soft Color across the raised area.
5. Glue Mulberry and textured violet cover together, offsetting the curved edges 1/2". Tie ribbon around the two pieces and tie in a bow. Glue the resulting piece to the card front, wrapping to the card back for approximately 1".
6. Add a tag and you're done.
I hope you like this card. It has been sitting on my worktable for a while now. I'm waiting for inspiration as to who should receive this little piece of Heaven. Maybe it's you!