Adding some accent to the sides of your cards can make them really pretty and with dies that give you the pierced edges it is very easy to achieve.
There are circles, squares, ovals and shapes that all have this look to them and today I am using the Pierced Rectangles from Spellbinders Celebrations Collection.
- SCD-012 Pierced Rectangles
- SCD-026 All You
- SCF-001 Framed Canvas
- Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
- Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
- Simply Said YOU Stamp set from Avery Elle
- Pearls from Want2Scrap
- Handmade Hat Pin by me !!
With die #6 and #5 placed one inside the other onto some white card, cut and emboss the panel
This will create the pierced edge around the rectangle.
Repeat the process with #4 and #3 to make a smaller panel.
Stamp your chosen sentiment in the position you want it on the smaller panel and then use any embossing folder you have to add texture.
(Stamp first as it is harder to stamp on an uneven surface once you have embossed)
Create a base card in blue that is slightly larger than the largest pierced panel.
Create another mat in blue that is slightly larger than your embossed panel
Glue each of the white layers to the blue and then layer them together with foam pads in between
Cut the word "YOU" from some blue card and again from some double sided adhesive foam. remove the top backing sheet and layer the two together.
Remove the backing from the other side and add it to your card in the position you want it near your stamped sentiment.
The position will depend on which one you chose to use as there are many on the stamp sheet
Vary the stamped sentiment and the colours and the flowers to suit the recipient for a new look each time you make the card ... and make a batch of them in one go so that you always have some ready for that unexpected request
More tomorrow ...