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5/27/2012

Florals - embossing - Snippets

Hey and Happy Sunday afternoon. Here's a card for today, using that very versatile Penny Black Aspire stamp. Card base is cream cardstock, embossed with Paper Studio A2 Doodle Border. Since I used lightweight C/S, I embossed 2 pieces at once, so that the embossing is not done so deeply that it nearly cuts the paper. Saved the 2nd piece (a snippet!) for this card. I had boo-boo'd when embossing the oval image (also a snippet) when I was experimenting with the new Tim Holtz colors, and got an edge where I didn't want it to be.(I heat embossed with white over a versamark stamping, then sponged with the new colors). Decided to cut a smaller oval shape in the cream cardstock - surprisingly it didn't flatten out the previous Doodle Border emboss too much. Adhered the stamped image to the back of the oval window on the embossed card stock. Used a Spellbinder scalloped oval in a size that fit where I needed - with - yes, another snippet left on the desk where I saw it! Cut this oval as a teal frame, adhered to the window...it hides the boo-boo. So one card ready for a sentiment and quick insert when I need it. (Makes me feel organized when I can get a card made ahead, and not scurry at the last minute to get one ready! :-)
I'll try to go over to The Playground, see if anybody is available today if I bring my snippets card along! http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com/2012/05/pixies-crafty-snippets-challenge-22.html

8 comments:

  1. Hi Mary! Fabulous card - loving the image and teal frame. How clever embossing two pieces of lighter weight card stock at once - and a neat trick with the frame. Why are we always so honest and say where we've covered up a boo-boo, I'm just the same :)

    Glad you made it to the playground - it's so hot here there's fighting going on amongst the playmates to keep cool and I'm gonna have to buy a second paddling pool. We have a 'garden hose pipe ban' on down in Hampshire - else I'd just turn the hose on the little perishers :)

    Hugs, Di xx

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  2. Oh, goody. I goofed up and got it right! YAY...I can't take credit for the double paper idea. Candee http://cardcornerbycandee.blogspot.com/ had that idea on her blog (which is a great one if you've not checked it out. She's the queen of punches!). It's especially effective if you're using lightweight c/s...doesn't work well with the thicker papers. The lighter wt. c/s saves on the mailing if you're doing multiple layering. Thanks for your good notes - once again. I went exactly by the instructions (again!), so I'm not real certain what I did differently!

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  3. That's a great idea embossing two sheets. I cut a thin sheet to shreds but didn,t think to do that. Der! Off to play in the sandpit. Hugs Mrs a.

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  4. Hi Mary, another hot day here in the West Mids. Trying to find some shade in this playground. Your card has some beautiful colours, and I like the soft sponging. I see a lot of these Penny Black stamps about - must check out these images. Have a great week. Lynn x

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  5. A fabulous card Mary, I love the background colours and what a stunning image, it's just gorgeous,
    especially with the teal nestie.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  6. Your card is just gorgeous, Mary! LOVE the soft colors and the frame highlights the image beautifully. I have a few EF that seem to cut thru even heavier weight card stock, I'm marking those folders as I use them so I will remember to use Candee's tip next time.
    Will e mail you soon.
    Hugs

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  7. Gorgeous ard and a great tip too. Love the resist technique and those colours are amazing. Hugs, Amanda x

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  8. I love that Aspire stamp. You've made a really lovely card with it.
    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

    PS: the bottome scroll bar is constantly jumping up and down on your page . . . did you know?

    xxx

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