Thursday, 21 June 2012

Thanks a bunch!

Today I made a card for my friend. Although, it's the longest day of the year, in Ireland today, it feels like the shortest day! It hasn't stopped raining for very long, nor is it very bright :( But maybe it might pick up for later?!

I found these beautiful felt flowers on a recent sort out (one of many sort outs!) They are about 2-3mm thick, so they add a lovely depth dimension to any project. For a bit of diversity, I added a button on one flower as the centre, instead of the felt. The Autumnal colours just lent themselves to the cream base card. AGAIN, I couldn't resist the desire to emboss something! With the general layout decided on in my head, I knew that any of the side borders/ribbons wouldn't have enough space to show the embossing.

For a variety in the feel of the card, I chose a ribbon and paper border. The ribbon came from my sister in Germany (Thanks Liv :D )  and the paper came from a pad of marbled paper I bought a few years ago. All the colours gelled so well together.

For the message, I used my stamped the message, "thanks a bunch!" with an embossing stamp pad, and then used the gold embossing powder I have. Using my heat gun to heat it up, it gave the message a beautiful glitter to it.

I used foam pads to stick on the message to add extra 3D affect.

This is how the card turned out finished. I love the colours and the dual types of embossing.
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Happy Summer Solstice!

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