January cardmaking - embossed and sanded backgrounds
This set of cards featured solid core cardstock which has been embossed and sanded to highlight the embossing. The core of the cardstock is a different colour so sanding the embossed pattern brings out the details. On this pink card, the effect is more subtle because sanding removes the shimmery outer coating to reveal the true colour of the cardstock below. I added a length of white seam binding before adhering the background to the black card front. I layered the colour printed butterfly to a black layer and trimmed the one side with decorative scissors before adhering it over the seam binding on the card front using 3D foam tape. The greeting is laser printed, punched with an oval punch and then layered onto a black oval punchie SU). Finally, I tied a short length of seam binding to the on on the front of the card to simulate a bow!
You can see the sanded effect better on these two cards which have a lighter cardstock as a core. The sympathy card's greeting features an oval punchie (SU) inserted into an oval ribbon slide (CB). The greeting on the green card is a window punchie (SU) over a modern label punchie (SU) in a coordinating colour. I embellished the trimmed edges by piercing them along the curves or in the scallops with a push pin.
Again, this kit was fairly flexible in that the card could be made up in landscape or portrait and the elements could be added in a variety of positions.
All the images are from Graphics Fairy except the butterflies which I do not have any credit information for.