Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tre's Chic

So, did you ever have one of those days? I woke up and was going about my day then remembered Wednesday is my day to post. YIKES!!! Well this is what my brain did. I started with a great piece of K & Co. double sided really thick pretty paper. I also decided I was wanted a different fold than just a plain card. So I cut my paper 5 1/2 X 12. Then I used a borrowed Score-it and made a score line at 2" and 4" and folded the card. I wanted the pretty side with a bit of color on the flaps so I cut 2 strips to go on each flap.

Next, I used a couple of die cuts from Spellbinders but cut them out with my Cutttlebug! I had never done this and it worked like a dream. (of course) I then ran the label through the Cuttlebug using an embossing folder. I also stenciled the design onto the focal piece.

I decided to add some more interest to the card front so stamped my fav collage stamp by Stampers Anonymous several times with Espresso Ink. I also stamped the words in the upper right corner and attached a Prima collage flower in the lower left panel. Then I added the bit of ribbon that would carry trough to the open card.

I cut and embossed the label a second time and layered it over the ribbon on two other layers. Both layers were embossed, corner rounded and distressed with more Espresso ink. I love the layers and all the texture.

I am so glad to have the opportunity to create for this blog! Hope you all enjoy.

Happy Creating!



Dakota Bear said...

Very nice last minute idea.

flowerdisco said...

Maggie, that card is absolutely gorgeous! love it!!!

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