Today’s card took a
lot of experimenting with colours yesterday, and eventually I ran out of
As much as I like today’s card, it just doesn’t pop, so I may have
another play with it today, depending on how things go!
die cut the top layer of Elegant Eggplant Cardstock (CS) using the Card
Front Builder Thinlits and put it over a layer of Silver Foil.
this to a layer of Smokey Slate CS because I felt it looked too dark, and the difference was amazing……….it looked brilliant!
Next I took a scrap
of Elegant Eggplant CS, and wiped over it with my Embossing Buddy.
stamped the sentiment tag in Versamark, and covered it with Silver
Embossing Powder. After I’d removed the excess powder, I heat set the
image using my Heat Tool, and then punched it out using the
co-ordinating Everyday Label Punch.
From this point, I started going round in ever decreasing circles!
Now it was slowly coming together, or so I thought!
I adhered the
card together but I was left with quite a large expanse of plain
cardstock at the bottom of the front of the card.
It was too late to tie
some ribbon around it so I found two thin strips of Very Vanilla CS and
adhered them across the lower half of the card, which helped to balance the elements I’d
used, but it still needed something.
I felt a ribbon bow would be too
much, so I used Elegant Eggplant Ink and stamped the bow from the Holly
Berry Happiness Stamp set.
I punched it out using the Holly Berry
Builder Punch, but cut around the edges when I found it was too big to
sit on the two thin strips, without the tails of the bow protruding off
the bottom of the card.
adhered a layer of Very Vanilla CS inside my card, and my plan was to
adhere all the cut outs from the Card Front Builder Thinlits back in the
same position as on the front of the card – I’d very carefully kept all
the pieces in their correct position so I’d know where everything went!
By the time I’d reached this stage, my patience had gone, so I settled
for a small arrangement of them in the bottom right hand corner.
That’s it from me today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting!