Tuesday, October 03, 2017
September Cardmaking - embossed backgrounds with laser printed digital images and font greetings
We started with a fairly versatile sketch - a pieced embossed background, some ribbon/fiber and a layered focal element which featured digital images from Cre8tive Hands along with greetings created with interesting fonts.
For this card I embossed four silver foil rectangles with the Swiss Dots (CB) embossing folder and glued them leaving an even margin all the way around onto a gray card front. I added a length of red ribbon and tied on a short piece with a single knot to simulate a bow before adding my focal element with 3D foam tape. My focal element features a cute little nativity image from Cre8tive Hands to which I added a font greeting before laser printing onto white cardstock. I watercoloured my image and layered it onto black before adding it to my card front. Because I chose a smaller image size I have the ability to make these cards portrait or landscape regardless of the orientation of my image. For some of the kits I embossed the rectangles with different embossing folders and varied the colours to provide a multicoloured background. With a bit more work the rectangles could have been made different sizes which would have given the background a more abstract look.
Really happy with how this card turned out!! Love the image at Cre8tive Hands as well!! You can see below a couple more cards I made up at class. I have a couple Christmas ones so I can add them to my stash as I have been remiss in keeping my commitment of making them monthly. I will have to recommit and catch up!!