Sweet blog friends, I’ll have to explain todays twofer :-) I played around with Spellbinders Cabbage Roses embossing folder and had so many iterations using different inks and techniques, that I decided to use up all my scraps today rather than try to double back and use them another day. I used the same dies for both card but they have different looks. One is a portrait oriented card that is very feminine. The second card is a landscape orientation and it’s as close to masculine as I can get, lol. Yes, I fuss over masculine cards and add bows and such and up until I hit publish, I was trying to add something to this card because it seemed plain, but the textured background wouldn’t allow me to add anything else. For both cards I reached for elegant sentiments from Quietfire Design – I Wouldn’t Have Missed Being Your Friend and You Never Know How Strong You Are
My first card (pink) is fairly simple, I started out with the Spellbinders Cabbage Roses folder embossed with one side of the inside of the folder inked. I built up the next layer with Spellbinders Bird Cage Two which gave me a loop at the top of the design. I followed up with Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG followed by Spellbinders Labels Thirty Two and ended with Classic Ovals LG embossed with Spellbinders Gold Ovals One.
For my second card, I love the little loops on the ends of Spellbinders Bird Cage Two, so I used two of them mirrored , as my base die layer. On top of that I added Spellbinders Labels Thirty Two and followed up with Spellbinders Ovals LG. I impressed the cool embossed pattern into the oval using Spellbinders Gold Ovals One, an enhancing element. For embellishment I added one of the Spellbinders Media Mixage Ovals One bezels filled with crystals and glued to filigree; I glued this unit to the center of my bow. Lastly I had a square piece of filigree that I cut in half and molded around the edges.
Here’s your Step-By-Step Recap, from the bottom up, just in case you’d like to make one too. Start out with a card base cut to 6 x 7-1/2″, foam tape, matting layer 5-1/2″ x 6-7/8″, design paper 5-3/8″ x 6-3/4″, foam tape, matting layer 4-3/8″ x 5-3/4″, layer embossed with Cabbage Roses 4-1/4″ x 5-3/8″, foam tape, die cut layer using Birdcage Two, foam tape, die cut layer using Ovals LG, foam tape, die cut layer using Labels Thirty Two, foam tape, die cut layer using Ovals LG embossed with Gold Ovals One. (Instructions are same for the masculine card except omit the first Ovals LG).
|SUPPLIES I USED
|Stamps: Quietfire Design – You Never Know How Strong You Are, I Wouldn’t Have Missed Being Your Friend
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Natural White, MME
Ink: Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, Versafine Black Onyx, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders Cabbage Roses, Spellbinders Bird Cage Two, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Spellbinders Labels Thirty Two , Spellbinders Gold Ovals One, Recollections Gems, Recollections Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Becca’s Bow Maker, Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine
Hope you are having a blessed week! See you soon!!