Monday, August 19, 2013

Thinking of You

Another Blue Ribbon winner from the NJ State Fair:  White-on-white has an elegant look to it that few other color combos can equal . . .


 . . . but a pretty pop of color for an accent doesn’t hurt either.  I like contrast, and this color scheme certainly has it.

 I had fun with the “button” too:  it’s made of five stacked and glued circles punched out from cardstock scraps.  It may be too small to photograph well, but the technique works beautifully on any size piece of cardstock.

Before gluing down the top layer of the button, I used a zinnia flower die to texturize instead of cut.  You can do this with any die having a pattern you’d like to transfer to a piece of cardstock.  All you have to do is use it in an embossing sandwich instead of a cutting sandwich.  If you top the die blades with your cardstock, and then your embossing pads instead of the cutting pads, the die will emboss instead of cut.  Easy peasy!

 Cardstock:                     Bazzill Bon Bon, Beckett Moonlight, Generic Watercolor
Stamps:                           Hero Old Letter Writing, Stamp Pad “Thinking of You”
Inks:                                  Distress Fired Brick, Brushed Corduroy 
Emb Powder:                Vippies Clear Transcendence
Dies/Punches:               Memory Box Prim Poppy, Spellbinders Classic Ovals,
                                             DieNamics Labels & Tags, Savvy Flower Blossom,
                                         5/8” circle punch,   Dual-slot punch, 1/8” corner rounder
Impression Plate:          PaperTrey Ink Linen


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