Friday, October 19, 2018

A baby card that features embossed circles, a cute stamped greeting and a scalloped border

For this baby card I used a green card front and then adhered a background which I created by combining a piece of scrapbook paper with a scalloped punched & paper pierced border in a coordinating colour.  I also embellished it with a run through using my tracing wheel to give it a bit of texture.  I auditioned a variety of circle punchies until I was happy with them and then embossed them all with the Swiss Dot embossing folder (CB) before gluing them in place one at a time to ensure their correct placment.  Next I mounted with 3D foam tape my stamped greeting which I embellished with gel pen and iridescent glitter glue on the scallops.  I finished off my card by adding some colourful and coordinating sequins using glue dots.  Love the circle theme and colour scheme.              Therese

A set of cards which feature decorative paper, flower die cut with hand cut foliage and an embossed oval as a background

I made this set of cards to package as a gift!!  They all follow the same sketch with a wide variety of colours and textures.  I started with the ovals (leftover from a Christmas card class a while back) and found decorative paper and a card which coordinated.  Next, I die cut a flower (SX) in a coordinating colour and hand cut the greenery and adhered all the pieces together using white glue in a fine tip applicator.  I punched a 5/8" circle and embossed it along with the oval.  I sponged the edge of the oval.  Now all the pieces were ready for assembly.  I ripped a strip from the decorative paper - some times lengthwise, other time crosswise.  I glued the two pieces to my card front and adhered the embossed oval over the gap.  I used white glue to adhere my flower over the oval and then the circle to the center of my flower.  You can see that there are a variety of ways the pieces can be put together.  I made them without greetings so the recipient can use them for any occasion.  
I made this set with butterflies earlier.  It has been fun to make these sets and fairly quick once you get going because all the design decisions have been made it is just a matter of getting all the pieces to coordinate.