I don’t know who decides these things but let’s celebrate World Craft Week and the promise of lovely weather in the next few days with a simple but cheery couple of cards. I find 6” x 6” paper pads invaluable when I want co ordinated papers for a quick card project and this has to be one of my favourites – ‘Blank Canvas’ from First Edition.
I diecut various sized circles from my chosen papers and glued them randomly, on and slightly off, my prepared cardstock square.
I trimmed any pieces overhanging the edge. You can reuse those pieces to fill any ‘too bare’ spaces on your piece.
I used an embossing folder and embossed the circle piece. I stamped my greeting on a piece of vellum, wrapped it around my embossed layer and added a piece of ribbon and a bow before layering this piece to a square of gold linen cardstock and then my base card. (If you didn’t want to wrap the vellum the ribbon could be used to hide the glue used to secure the greeting strip).
I did the same process but this time using my ink pads to create a background and gold diecut circles.
It’s fun to experiment with different patterns of embossing folders.
This technique makes the circles look melded onto your piece.
Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back later in the week with another mini book AND A GIVEAWAY!