Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Two Cards for Special Occasions


Talk about good timing! I needed to make a couple of cards to send out this week and the new Cards, Tags and More Kit from Très Jolie arrived on my doorstep last Thursday… It’s loaded with chippies and flowers and lace (oh my!) and best of all, Ciao Bella’s Romantic Times collection.


I needed to get the cards made and mailed by Saturday, so I kept them pretty much plain and simple.

I started by heat embossing two of the chipboard frames with Stampendous embossing powder and put them aside.

 Next, I selected the images that I wanted for my cards and cut them down to 4” x 5”. Two more pieces, at 4½” x 5½” were cut to serve as matting underneath. I inked all of the edges, adhered the layers together, then taped them to cardstock cut and scored to fit.

 The actual flower centers were made with bunched micro beads – a little too thick to mail in a regular envelope. I removed them (they should come in handy later on!) and replaced them with flat bottom pearls.

I was going to add a few chipboard leaves, but I didn’t like the look, so I snipped off a bit of the crochet lace, cut it in half lengthwise and tucked it underneath.

And that’s it: two cards made in under 30 minutes and on their way!

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*****Supplies*****

***Très Jolie August Cards, Tags and More Kit***
Ciao Bella – Romantic Time – Paper Pad – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – 8 Sheets #CBP004
Prima – Pretty Pale Collection – Flower Embellishments – Sweet Species #637590
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Mini Frames – 6 Pcs
Très Jolie – 7/8” Crochet Lace Trim – Simplicity – 1 Yd


***Mediums***
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Mini – Vintage Photo #TDP40262
Tsukineko – Versa Mark – Watermark Stamp Pad #VM-001
Stampendous – Frantage – Embossing Enamel – Aged Ivory #FREG030


***Other***
Kaisercraft – Self-Adhesive Pearls – China #SB789
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