Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Just Saying Hello

My mom needed a "hello" card, and I had none already made. So I offered to make her this one.

My inspiration came from this post by Heather Campbell. She not only die cut an opening in the middle of her cardstock to create a frame, she also popped the outer edges up while adhering the inner portion directly to the card. This gives, as she put it, "dimensional interest."

I began by cutting a piece of white cardstock to 4x5.25. I die cut the center portion with a Spellbinders "Labels Twenty" die. Then I ran that through my die cutting machine with an embossing folder by The Paper Studio (name unknown).

I centered the embossed panel onto a piece of pale pink cardstock that I'd cut to 4.25x5.5", and lightly traced the die cut opening. I centered my greeting, from Hero Arts' "Dauber Bunch" stamp set, in that area, picked it up with my Fiskars stamp press, and erased the pencil lines. After stamping the greeting in Versamark, I heat embossed it with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. Finally, I applied foam tape to the outer portion of the frame; adhered it over the pink panel, gluing the inner portion of the frame directly to the pink; and adhered that to an A2 card base.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

a2z Scrapbooking's February challenge: Embossing
Simon Says Stamp's Monday "H is for..." (hello)


  1. Beautiful card! The embossing is lovely. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  2. Lovely card Andrea, love the embossing! Thanks for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking!

  3. Cool look! Glad you entered it over with us at a2z Scrapbooking! Your mom must love having you handy :)

  4. Love your embossed frame on your card. Love the sentiment too. Thanks for playing along with a2z Scrapbooking.

  5. I do love how the way you adhered your background gives it a *pillowy* effect ... so soft and pretty ... so glad you joined our February embossing challenge at a2z scrapbooking.

  6. Such a beautiful card! Thank for joining us at A2Z Scrapbooking February challenge!


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