Monday, January 07, 2019

Little cards that feature serendipity die cut labels, blue felt die cuts and silver embellishments

I have decided to use my supply of non A2 envelopes in the making of cards for my personal use this year.  I am using the cute little turquoise ones that were donated to me last year for these.  I made this set  before Christmas.  For these ones I embossed the front using all different embossing folders.  I did cut a piece of mat board to size in order emboss a framed rectangle.  Did not work as well as I would have liked but the edges are softer which works as well.  I used the remaining piece of turquoise serendipity paper I created for the last set and was able to cut all the labels (SX) I needed from it.  Next, I cut white ovals (Nestibilities) that fit perfectly on the labels.  I decorated each oval with some fun elements which I cut from blue felt scraps.  I die cut flowers (CB) from the felt and embellished them with some swirls and leaves (CB) which I cut from green cardstock.  I added silver sequins to the middle of the flowers using silver brads.  I tapped the first one with the hammer to make sure the tangs were well seated and I dimpled the dome.  Decided that I liked the look so did all the others the same.  For the heart ones, I die cut a smaller heart from foil cardstock and attached them together with small coloured staples.  I glued the flowers and hearts to the ovals and then adhered those elements to the labels before adhering these large elements to my embossed card fronts using 3D foam tape.  Pretty happy with how these worked out.  I will be using these for thanking those who blessed with gifts over the holiday season!!           Therese