In my last post, I shared a project that puts the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder front and center using a simple card design. Today's post is another example -- this time using the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder.
When you compare and contrast the two card fronts, you'll note some interesting things:
- Both cards feature an embossing folder; however the first card uses a 3D embossing folder so the design is more pronounced versus the second card with a regular embossing folder where the design is more subtle
- Both cards used a paper with a shimmery surface. The first card used Pearlescent Specialty Paper and the second uses Shimmery White cardstock
- Both cards use a punch to display the greeting
- Both cards use a ribbon to ground the greeting
- Both cards use Rhinestones to create a visual triangle for the greeting
- With the exception of the ribbons and greeting, the paper measurements for both cards are exactly the same
Needless to say, this type of card design is a quick way to create a card in a hurry. In addition, if you need to create a stack of cards for a gift, this card design is wonderful with a stamp set, like the Peaceful Moments stamp set, that has a wonderful selection of greetings for the card front and beautifully phrased sentiments for the inside of the card.
This card begins with a panel of Shimmery White cardstock embossed with the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder. The panel was matted with a slightly larger panel of Evening Evergreen cardstock. A piece of Soft Succulent Open Weave ribbon was wrapped around the panels and tied into a bow near the left side of the embossed panel. The bottom edge of the ribbon is 1-1/2" above the bottom edge of the embossed panel. The panels were adhered at the center of the Soft Succulent card front.
The "Happy Birthday" greeting, from the Peaceful Moments stamp set, was stamped on a piece of Basic White cardstock using Evening Evergreen ink. The greeting was punched with the oval punch of the Double Oval punch. A piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock was punched with the scalloped oval punch of the Double Oval punch. The greeting oval was adhered at the center of the scalloped oval and adhered over the ribbon to the right of the bow using Stampin' Dimensionals. The right edge of the scalloped oval is 1/4" from the right side of the embossed panel.
Three Rhinestone Basic Jewels were colored with the brush tip of the Dark Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends Marker and adhered to the card front to create a visual triangle for the greeting.
The "Wishing You Every Happiness This Special Day Will Bring" sentiment was stamped at the upper center of a panel of Basic White cardstock using Evening Evergreen ink.
A strip of Evening Evergreen cardstock was embossed with the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder. A narrow strip of Soft Succulent cardstock was adhered behind the top edge of the embossed cardstock and the two strips were adhered along the bottom edge of the Basic White panel with the right, bottom, and left edges of the two strips flush with the right, bottom, and left edges of the Basic White panel. The Basic White panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.
The envelope flap of the Medium Basic White Envelope was embossed with the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder.
Take a new look at your embossing folders and give them an opportunity to do more than sit in the background.
Basic White: 2" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Evening Evergreen: 4" x 5-1/4", 2" x 3", 1" x 4"; Soft Succulent: 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 3/8" x 4"; Shimmery White: 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; Soft Succulent Open Weave ribbon: 20"
Supplies I used to make this card
Stamps: Peaceful Moments; Inks: Evening Evergreen; Stamping Blends Markers: Dark Soft Succulent; Cardstock: Basic White, Evening Evergreen, Shimmery White, Soft Succulent; Embellishments: Soft Succulent Open Weave ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Tools: Double Oval punch, Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives: Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals; Other: Medium Basic White Envelope