I thank the Lord Jesus Christ for the talent He has bestowed on all of us!
I have been artistic all of my life and love experimenting with different mediums and techniques. This blog is my creative outlet to share my passion for cardmaking and papercrafting!
Well, originally after several attempts and an extremely hectic week, I had thought that I was going to forgo creating a swap card for the quarterly Joyful Hearts Demonstrator Meeting on August 6th, but on Friday evening at 9 pm, I decided to give it one more try and use the new background stamp, Sweet Floral.
In my first attempt for a swap card (see previous post) I had incorporated one of my favorite techniques, Emboss Resist with Dry Embossing, but that card was a bit too involved to recreate multiples in time for the swap. Since I seem to gravitate to the Emboss Resist technique, I decided to use it again for this card :-)
To create this card:
Ink the En Francais background stamp with Early Espresso ink and stamp onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.
De-static the stamped piece of Very Vanilla with the Embossing Buddy and stamp the Sweet Floral background stamp using Veramark ink. Apply Clear EP and heat emboss with the Heat Gun. Using Sponge Daubers, apply Island Indigo and Early Espresso ink, sponge over the entire image. Remove the excess ink over the embossed images with a moistened paper towel. Tear the upper and lower corner by hand and sponge more Early Espresso ink to create the faux burned edges.
Stamp the sentiment with Island Indigo and punch out with the Decorative Label Punch, sponge the edges with Early Espresso. Punch another piece of Early Espresso with the Decorative Label Punch to layer behind the sentiment label.
Attach the 5/8” Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon bow and adhere the sentiment under the ribbon.
Use the Crimper Tool and crimp the upper right and lower left corner of the Crumb Cake background piece. Lightly sponge Early Espresso over the crimping and along the edges.
Layer the focal image onto the Crumb Cake layer to finish off the card.
Once I created this card, I decided that this finally be the one for the swap and proceeded to create the additional 25 cards (six hours later finished the 25 cards and finally in bed by 5 am- meeting was at 8:45 am, but who needs sleep?)
Are we addicted or what? :-)).
Thanks again for visiting- I will be working on another project and will post again soon!