Card for my husband
Wanted to make something a little masculine but used the colors for the GinaK stamp tv color challenge. I'm happy with the way it turned out because it made my husband smile :-)
First I used chocolate cardstock from Gina K as the base. Then I cut a piece of white cardstock and rounded the corners and glued to front. The teal colored cardstock is by coredinations. I did the same with rounding the corners and then used my trusty little tonic distressing tool to shred the edges. I used pure cocoa ink by memento around the edges and glued it down.
Now onto the tag:
To make the tag I used the fairly new cuttlebug embossing/die cut combo that they came out with this year. I cut the tag on a white piece of cardstock and used brown chalk on the raised parts. The word LOVE is a Tim Holtz stamp and I wrote the word My in front of it. Then I took broken china distressed stickles and moved them around the edges of the card and used Cinnamon stickles on the words. Piece of Brown twine around the holes and that was it!
Now instead of using pop dots on big items like this (because when I would mail them the middle of the raised image would kind of slump inward) I actually use fun foam. You know the sheets of foam in the kids section of Michael's and Hobby Lobby that are .99 each - I cut a piece of those to fit the back and use crafter's pick glue to stick it on and then it is solid and sturdy and a whole lot cheaper! Plus when I use the glue on the foam to adhere it to the card - it NEVER NEVER comes off once it is dry!
The mulberry flowers I bought at Michaels in a little package and the heart was in a bunch of trinkets I bought at a garage sale.
- 3 Colors of cardstock
- corner rounder, distressing tool
- cuttlebug label die cut/embossing folder
- stamp sentiment
- chalk, stickles
- fun foam
- mulberry flowers
Let me know what you think!! Thanks for looking!!