I’m a bit torn over this card. I really like it because it’s my style, but I feel like it might need more? I don’t know… I started to add pearls to the scallops then took them off. I started to put buttons on the card then never glued them down. I think it looks fine as it is but then also wonder if it needs more ‘stuff’ on it to look finished. I don’t know.
Okay, so I couldn’t settle so I went and glued down some buttons and photographed it again, LOL. Here’s the ‘upgraded’ version of the same card. Which one looks best?
The patterned papers were cut to size and I sponged some Crumb Cake (Kraft) ink around the edges then adhered them to some pink cardstock which was also sponged (pink sponging).
I decided on the greeting ‘fabulous’ because I thought it could stand for many things depending on what I wrote inside the card. The ‘fabulous’ greeting was stamped in Soft Suede which I was surprised to see worked really well with the gold embossed frame that I stamped it in. Actually I stamped the frame first in Versamark, gold embossed it and then I cheated and used a Stamp-a-ma-jig (stamp positioner) to stamp the greeting so that it sat nicely in the centre. I wasn’t going to risk stamping it crookedly then start the embossing all over again! Then I cut around the frame with some small scissors. I wasn’t sure how that would turn out as I always use punches or dies or cut straight around frames but surprisingly it looks okay.
I hope you’ve all had a great weekend! I didn’t do nearly as much crafting as I wanted to do, but then again that’s what my Mondays to Fridays are for See you tomorrow!
If you have any questions about the card or products I’ve used, or if you wish to purchase any Stampin’ Up! products, please feel free to email me.
And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:
Creative Elements (frame stamp)
Fabulous Phrases (greeting)
Cardstock & Paper:
Crumb Cake (aka Kraft) Textured cardstock
Pink Pirouette cardstock
Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper
Soft Suede inkpad
2 1/2″ Circle punch
2 3/8″ Scallop punch
Gold embossing powder
Victoria Lace Trim
Designer Buttons (Subtles & Neutrals) – optional
Stampin’ Dimensionals (foam dots)