Sunday, August 11, 2013

CADB Post: Embossing

Hi there, and thanks for stopping by. It's time again for another post for me at the Card A Day Blog. This week's theme is embossing, and here is the card I made following that theme.

I was making a tag album, and I was using Tim Holtz Distress Ink, various stamps from my collection, and embossing powder to make all my tags, and I thought, this would be great for a card, and since this week's theme was embossing, I decided I would use the same supplies for my card, that I used for my tag album.

To make my card, I started off with a 5.50" x 4.25" white card base. I then cut a piece of white card stock, cut to 5.25" x 4", and with the Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad, Festive Berries, I decided to stamp the words Happy Birthday on the bottom of the card stock piece, since I needed a birthday card to send to someone. With the same stamp pad, I stamped the bird images on the upper part of the the white card stock piece, sprinkled them with clear embossing powder, then heat set the images. Then using a makeup sponge, I inked over the images. To finish off my card, I added a piece of red checkered ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, across the top piece just above the sentiment. 

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

CADB Post: Die Cuts

Hi everyone! It's the end of summer break, and I'm getting ready to go  back to work, and the kids are getting ready to go back to school. Wow, how the summer just seems to fly by way too quickly, even though we had over ten weeks off. Today we will be getting in one last outing, which will be a trip to the movies, before we go back in a couple of days.

Anyway, getting to the topic at hand, my card for this week's them at Card A Day Blog, die cuts. Here is the card I made.

I started off with a 5.5" x 4.25" white card base. I then added a dark blue piece of card stock cut to 5.25" x 4", rounded the corners, then embossed it with the Victoria Cuttlebug folder. For my next layer, on a piece of white card stock, cut slightly smaller then the blue piece, I cut a window in the middle using the next to the largest die from the Spellbinders Labels Eighteen die set, rounded the corners, then embossed it with the same Cuttlebug folder. On the inside of the window, I adhered white lace seam binding on the back side, then attached that piece to the top of the blue paper.

For the butterfly embellishment I used the smallest butterfly dies from the Spellbinders die set,  Les Papillions Two. I cut the bottom layer out of the same blue card stock that I used on my card, and white for the top layer. I added a rhinestone to the middle of the butterfly, then added it to my card.

I hope you enjoyed hearing about how I made my card, and try to make something like this for yourself. Please make sure to come back every day and see what our designers have made to spark your card making creativity. Don't forget to check out our monthly challenges for a chance to win a great prize!