Hello there friends! Are you ever stuck picking colors? I am – all the time! Sometimes the selection of the design paper and card base take longer than it takes to make the card. If you’re paralyzed, stop, drop what you’re doing and try white on white. Layers with non-competing textures look fabulous in white and it’s always a classic card. I pulled some of my favorite dies with the goal to get the card done instead of spending so much time fine tuning – when that’s the game plan I know that a tone on tone card is the best bet.
The shaped card is made using Spellbinders Heirloom Rectangle – cutting with just the outline for the card base and cutting with outline, filigree and inner rim for the upper layer. Remember, to make a shaped card, you do not have to cut two full pieces at once, simply cut one layer with a fold at the top of 1″ being sure to seat the fold inside the cut lines in order to make a hinge – if you’re a visual crafter, I have a video on how to do that HERE. Next I stamped my Quietfire Design sentiment There Are Two Things We Can Give Our Children on to Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles. I finished off with a bow and embellished with Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers – these flowers are so versatile, I use them a lot. For these buds use only the two smallest sets of petals, cinch around a pearl on a wire and secure with glue on the pearl and after the first petal. For the leaves, cut two from Spellbinders Loopy Roll Flowers and pare down the leaf to the size you desire. They take about 2-3 minutes each.
Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design – There Are Two Things We Can Give Our Children
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White – 80lb Smooth
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Heirloom Rectangle, Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles, Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers, Spellbinders Loopy Roll Flowers, May Arts Silk RibbonTake care friends, I’ll be back soon!