Happy Friday, and of course today is Day of Giving Friday! My card shown today is up for grabs to a sweet reader who leaves a comment. I randomly pick the winner from the comments and send the card out anywhere in the world. Okay on to my card for today – this is one of my all time favorites and someone gets it in their mailbox. I think I pulled this card out of my stash because (1) It shouldn’t be sitting in a stash – it should be in someones hands to use or love (2) It just goes to show you that an older card done with classic dies can still feel current today. I love this card as much today as the day I made it and would have no trouble sending in out. For this card I use a basic layering trick that I reach for all the time. I’ll explain.
It’s very easy to make cards by using ”card front” dies, as a matter of fact, that’s what I design most of the time. Today I’m using Spellbinders 5 x 7 Mystical Embrace and on top I have layered Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence. If you pair the largest card front dies with a medium or smaller card front die the largest pairing of layers is simply grand. Remember, you can use these separately to make either a large or small card, but they are lovely when paired together. When I go through my stash of dies I audition all of my card front dies this way. I’m always looking for two pairings that are offset and give me a great decorative border but are not too noisy together. As you can see, the decorative edges from Mystical Embrace peek out enough to look like a border, strictly because of the sheer size of the die. Then the more petite A2 size is a great platform for the embellishments and sentiment that go with the card. The final size is 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ :-)
For new readers, every Friday it’s my pleasure to give away a card. The card goes to a randomly picked reader (worldwide) who leaves a comment in our conversation. Want to know more about Day of Giving, here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11. You can check the list of winners HERE! By the way, I loved reading what everyone collects last week!! For your comment: Do you keep a stash of cards or make them as you go?
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Putty Cardstock
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders 5 x 7 Mystical Embrace, Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence, May Arts Silk Ribbon, The Paper Studio – Pearls
Have a lovely weekend sweet friends! I’ll be back soon!