Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Light house birthday card

For this card I used a colour printed image of a photograph I took in PEI on our vacation a few years ago.   I created the green layer by border punching the right hand side of a rectangle of green cardstock and then for some texture I used my score tool to add some lines above and below the image before gluing it into place.  I glued this element to a navy card front which I embossed on the right hand side.  I was unable to use my Big Shot because I could not get the card and embossing folder to go through the machine so I used the manual method - a small mallet to apply pressure to the areas I wanted embossed.  Worked well but takes a bit of time to ensure that all the areas have been properly embossed.  I found the greeting in my stash.  I trimmed it, punched a slot, sponged the edges, added dots with navy marker and finally added a coordinating gros grain ribbon in the slot.  I adhered it my card front using 3D foam tape.
Having fun creating "one off" cards with supplies from my stash!!             Therese