I wanted to get a craft fix in this evening, so I made this card for my mom to give to a friend of hers. The recipient is a cake maker - so I immediately got busy thinking of what cake images I have on my cartridges. I was able to use Simply Charmed, which my mom got me for Christmas. Perfect!
So often, I use more monotone color combo's, so this was fun to do. I like that it has a variety of colors that I wouldn't ordinarily combine.
- White 4.25"x5.5" (A2) card
- Cake and all layers from Simply Charmed p. 74, cut at 3"
- Cake accents embossed with Tim Holtz Swirls
- Cake accented with Stickles (Crystal, Yellow, and Orange Peel)
*please note the vivid orange color on the flames. This is due entirely to the Orange Peel Stickles; the actual color of the paper was pale yellow (see base of cake). I am quite familiar with Orange Peel, as it was my first and much-used Stickles, but this is a perfect example of why you should test things out before you slap them on a final project - it's brighter and more pigmented than most Stickles!
- Pink mats embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
- Pink mat punched with Martha Stewart Lacy Doily Lace Border Punch
- Sentiment by Hero Arts, stamped in crushed olive
- glossy accents
This was a pretty quick card - unusually quick for me. I think the main reason it flew by is because I had pre-sketched what I wanted to accomplish. I've written about this before, but I find this to be a really time-saving technique, especially for a Miss Busy such as myself.
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I'm thinking Etsy shop. I am being urged by several loved ones. We'll see. :)
Hope you're keeping warm! Thanks for reading!