Thursday, 23 August 2012
Three of Six
As I messed up my scheduling yesterday and posted two cards I thought today I would show you a third card for the set I am making. This is such a simple card to make, and an idea which I have used a few times before, but I love the effect the embossing gives - it makes it look like the punched circles are actually printed onto the cardstock. You simply take your piece of base card and arrange punched circles (which also uses up all those scraps) in any way you want to, glue them to the card, trim off any that are overlapping the edge and then run the whole thing through your die cutting machine using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. For this particular card I matted the embossed panel onto some Crumb Cake DSP and layered onto a plain white card blank. I stamped the sentiment from a retired set and punched with a circle punch then matted onto larger circles of Basic Black and Crumb Cake, this was then laid onto a piece of Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon and a loop made one side and the other side cut at an angle. I finished it off with a tiny black heart punched with the Owl Punch.
I have always used circles when making this design but you could use any punched or die cut shapes you fancy - one with different sized hearts would be very effective for an engagement, anniversary or wedding card. Back tomorrow to show you number 4 :0)