Thursday, July 28, 2016

Not my favorite card

Has this ever happened to you? . . . I had a great idea for making a card!  I was loving a day of heat embossing and bam! Brainstorm!  I got out my Moroccan Nights stamp set and got to work.  I loved my centerpiece.  But what to do with it?  I tried many things and even got close to punching or die cutting my beautiful medallion.  I decided I could make it work on a card and I finally came up with the card below.  It's not bad, but it's certainly not my favorite.  

Then I decided it must be posted anyway.  It's important for our customers to see our flaws, right?  We are human stampers not super human demonstraor stampers (although, how cool does that sound, right?!).  We are just like you.  Sometimes the card we come up with doesn't work quite right but it might still inspire someone else and whoever I send this card to is going to love it!

On to the directions...

The Cardbase is our new Flirty Flamingo cardstock with a half layer of Sweet Sugarplum (also new!) and a small strip of whisper white cardstock.  I used the Fluttering textured embossing folder on the Sweet Sugarplum piece, added my strip of white and attached it to my card.  I used the "a little expression of love" sentiment from Painter's Palette and stamped it in the upper corner with Flirty Flamingo ink.  The centerpiece of my card was my brilliant brainstorm I talked about above.  Here's how I did it.  (I do love the centerpiece).  
I stamped the medallion from Moroccan Nights in Versamark on whisper white and heat embossed with clear powder.  I then took my Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum markers and colored in the medallion.  Here's the trick... You have to color the center and then wipe the embossed areas with a tissue or napkin (preferably clean, lol), then add your next color and do the same and continue until you are finished.  This technique works great for filling in the spaces of this beautiful design.  I then cut it out by hand and attached it to my card using dimensionals.  

Give it a try!  What have you got to loose? 

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