Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Thank You, Thank You

Hi AJVD fans. This is Annette with not one, but two cards. Both cards feature the new Welcome Friends stamp set. I love this pair of flowers in the set. The flowers and leaves are one stamp, so to achieve the multi-colored look, I stamped it three times - once in each color. Then I cut out the pieces and adhered them together. I popped up the small flower for added dimension.

I tried something new and somewhat unique with the next card. I centered an oval die onto the front of the card base and die cut it. Then I placed the transparent backing paper that comes with clear stamps onto the back and adhered it with some handy Zip Dry glue. I have a ton of those backing papers just lying around. I hate to throw them away!

Next,  I die cut the black oval slightly smaller than the oval I used on the card base. I then embossed it with a honeycomb embossing folder. To make the hexagons pop, I lightly rubbed white chalk ink on the raised part. Then I tied some embroidery floss around it, placed a button, tag, lace tape and the flowers on the oval before adhering it to the clear backing paper.

Notice how the sentiment curves with the oval? The stamp is actually straight! I curved it and adhered it to my brand new Fiskars Stamp Press. I don't think I could have achieved this with an acrylic block. I love how it wraps around the oval. To finish off the card, I added my signature bling. 

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Lisa Lara said...

So fab Annette. Love the colors and how you used the flowers.

Melisa Alzammar said...

I love your cards Annette. The flowers are my favorite. I love how you made them. So very pretty.