This week I made 3 cards, but there are only 2 with pictures. I was in such a hurry to get the card in the mail that I forgot to take a picture 😦 This next card is in the mail, however I did get a picture first.
This card is a 4¼ X 5½ I matted it with black and then white paper. The sentiment is from SU and the Pearls were from Michael’s. I stamped my image from Inkadinkado Meadow Clear Stamp and used my Spellbinders oval die cut to cut out the image. With the paper still in the die I sponged Distress inks Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade and just a hint of Worn Lipstick (there is a hint of green on the bottom but it was leftover on the sponge). I did not like how the next size oval looked on the card so I took a black sharpie to the edge of the oval. I added a butterfly from Impression Obsession Butterfly die set and 2 pearls. I used a pen to make the border around the image. Next time I will use a thicker pen to make the line.
This card is 5 X 7. I matted the card in black and again in white paper. Then piercing the white paper all the way around the edge like Sue Wilson does (might see this technique again). I used my newest embossing folder Geometric Rings on some SU paper, think it was Lovely Lilac. I found the SU paper to be almost too thin. When I glued the paper down I had some problems with warping. The oval image was done just like the other card. The butterflies in this one was from a Martha Stewart punch. The sentiment came from Hero Arts Everyday Saying stamp set.
I really love the look of this embossing folder. I will experiment with a thicker paper to see if it makes a difference in the adhering of the paper. I did try it on a different brand of paper and it cracked. So I will try using a spritz of water next time on that brand to see if that helps. Until next week☺