Tuesday, January 12, 2010

To a Friend

I really struggled getting this card together. I really wanted to use that scallop envelope and line the inside with the gorgeous Sending Love DSP, but I couldn't get a layout that I really liked. As a matter of fact, I originally made the card you saw yesterday with the intention of putting this envelope on it. I never could get it to look right, so I abandoned that idea and my cute little envelope. While working on my next card, I knew that this sketch would be a great place to put it. I also wanted to add a different shape and some texture. The best way to do that is to pull out your Big Shot. Do you know that I used to trace shapes I would create on my computer and cut them out to add different elements to my cards and scrapbook pages? It would literally take me hours to complete anything because of all the time it took to get the pieces made. Now, I whip out the Big Shot, insert material (cardstock, fabric, felt, wood sheets, acetate sheets, foam, lots of stuff!), turn the handle a few times, and voila!, I have a shape or I've texturized my paper.

I really love the way this card turned out. Lots to keep me interested without too much to be too busy. I sponged all of the paper pieces (except the chocolate chip cardstock) with chocolate chip ink. After texturing the scalloped circle, I lightly sponged the surface with very vanilla craft ink. That really made the raised-embossed spots stand out.

To make this card, you will need the following supplies:
Big Shot (#113439 - $99.95)
Stampin' Up! Perfect Details Texturz Plates (#115962 - $3.95)
Scallop Circle #2 (#113469 - $19.95)
Scallop Envelope (#113462 - $21.95)
Real Red cardstock (#102482 - $5.50)
Pretty in Pink cardstock (#100459 - $5.50)
Chocolate Chip cardstock (#102128 - $5.50)
Very vanilla cardstock (#101650 - $7.50)
Sending Love Specialty DSP (#117153 - $11.95)
Very vanilla craft ink (#104308 - $7.50)
Chocolate Chip ink pad (#100908 - $5.95)
With All My Heart stamp set (W #118134 - $17.95, C 118623 - $13.95)
Stampin' Sponges (#101610, $3.50)

1 comment:

Betty said...

The Sending Love paper is so pretty! Fun layers on this card.