Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Textured Background

I created this card with texture in mind. The challenge over at 365 Cards is to create a textured cardbase. To create my card I cut a piece of black cardstock, folded it in half and then crimped the front only. I love the texture that the crimping creates. I used my Fiskar's Fuse die cut and letterpress to cut the tags. The beauty of this machine is that it cuts and letterpresses at the same time. So, before running the die through the machine, I inked the butterflies with different colored inks before running it through the machine. Once the ink was dry, I ran both tags through the crimper and added some black ink to the edges to give them a bit of definition. Next I wrapped some metallic string around the top of each tag and tied a bow with the same string. This was the most challenging part of the card. That metallic string just wouldn't cooperate!  It was difficult to see and was so very slippery!  I ended up wrapping it around a bottle, sliding it off and then tying it in the center.  I adhered this bow to the top of the layered tags and then hand-cut a butterfly and adhered it to the center of the bow. Using a gel pen, I wrote the sentiment on a piece of black cardstock and matted the black on white cardstock. I also inked around the edges of the white cardstock. I added the pearls and finished by adhering white cardstock inside the card.

Supplies: Cardstock: Recollections, Crimper: Mary Uchida, Die cut & Letterpress: Fiskar's Fuse, Ink: Studio G, Pearls: Prima Marketing E-Line, Metallic string: ??bought it at a garage sale, Butterfly: Hand-cut, Adhesive: Scotch ATG, Glue Dots, Gel Pen: Sakura

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  1. This is gorgeous! Those colors are beautiful!! Thanks so much for joining us over at 365 Cards!!

  2. Luv the textured background. Thanks for playing at 365 Cards.