I just keep pulling stuff out hoping that something will come together!
But I am happy with the final result!
I did add some shimmer and bling that is better seen in this close-up:
It is cardmaking week at our church and very soon, I will be in full panic mode putting together kits for very clean and simple cards - nothing fancy, no new techniques. But I like bringing some new ideas to our group, as we have some very advanced crafters who are thrilled by the new stuff. So, before I hit panic mode, I tried a new technique on this card - embedded embossing, also called inlaid embossing.
It's quite simple - you just place some punches on your cardstock and then emboss the whole thing together with a detailed embossing folder. The punched shapes "embed" into the paper and appear to be part of it.
Another quick tip - I must tell you that I HATE cutting things out. And I really hate fussy cutting. And I truly despise craft knives. So many people do amazing things by cutting - mine always looks totally messy and ragged. So when I had to cut out the inside of the teacup handle, I refused and did it this way -
|Here's my first ragged attempt. Don't do this! |
Just leave the inside uncut.
|Stamp the teacup on white paper and cut|
around the outside of the inside of the handle??!!
It's still cutting, but at least it's not "fussy-cutting"!
|Apply adhesive to your small white piece and adhere|
if over the uncut patterned paper. It looks like
you "fussy-cut" it!!
- Stamps: Flourishes
- Ink: Stampin' Up Markers: Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz
- Paper: Stampin' Up Old Olive, Blushing Bride, Razzleberry, Chocolate, Blushing Bride dsp
- Accessories: Martha Stewart hydrangea punch, EK Success leaf punch, Stampin' Up lattice embossing folder, Smooch Illuminate, Stampin' Up gems