Friday, January 27, 2017

Perfect Just the Way You Are

The theme for this month's Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge is "new."  That was the perfect opportunity to break out my new Concord & 9th Best Banners set for a first run.

Perfect card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Concord & 9th
I made one of the banners my focal image.  I die cut it twice, once from silver cardstock and once from craft foam, then carefully layered the two pieces.  Once the pieces were adhered, I placed them on a black panel over a gold star die cut.  Yes, I'm mixing metallics here, but I think it works!  I stamped the "just the way you are" sentiment beneath the banner in silver ink, then heat embossed it for an extra pop.  I debated for a long time about adding sequins (silver? gold? where? how many?) before deciding not to add any at all.  The finished panel was adhered to a white card base.  Had I thought ahead a bit more, I would have trimmed down the black panel a bit so I could have matted it on gold or silver cardstock before adhering it to the card base . . .

Materials Used:
Best Banners stamp set, Best Banners dies (Concord & 9th); Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Basic Black cardstock (Stampin' Up!); silver and gold papers (Target); star dies (Spellbinders); silver embossing powder (Hero Arts); craft foam

1 comment:

  1. Nicely clean and simple, a design fit for a person of any gender and age. I can spend lots of time debating with myself too, to add or not to add, sometimes I think I should just make two or three cards at the same time and make one of each:)


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