Using up your scraps along with die cuts and embossing folders can really serve a s a great jump-start when you are feeling stumped and uninspired. Becca Feeken created this gorgeous card. Becca used up her scraps and played with Spellbinders dies, Spellbinders embossing folders, and this beautiful card is what she created. Be sure to hop over to her blog Amazing Paper Grace to see more inspiration.
Starting out, use the Spellbinders Cabbage Roses folder. Emboss with the “flat” or debossed side of the embossing folder inked with Victorian Velvet ink. Build up the next layer with Spellbinders Bird Cage Two which will give a loop at the top of the design. Layering on top of the Bird Cage Two add Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, followed by Spellbinders Labels Thirty Two. End with the Classic Ovals LG, and emboss with Spellbinders Gold Ovals One. Add Recollections Pearls, along with a pink silk ribbon tied in a bow and added to the top of the card. The final touch is a sweet sentiment “I wouldn’t have missed being your friend for anything” by Quiet Fire Design. Fairly simple and so elegant.
Creativity involves in breaking out of your traditional style. Take a look at your project in a different way, and never hesitate to try something new.
- I wouldn’t Have Missed Being Your Friend (Quietfire Design 5958 $7.00)
- Victorian Velvet Distress Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger pp-th-tim27195 $4.64)
- Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko VF-82 /1.6 $8.99)
- Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink ( Tim Holtz/Ranger gb-tim21421 $4.65)
- Bird Cage Two (Spellbinders S3-203 $17.99)
- Classic Ovals LG (Spellbinders S4-110 $24.99)
- Cabbage Roses (Spellbinders ES-016 $7.99)
From Your Stash:
- Becca’s Bow Maker – Our Daily Bread Design
- Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine – Spellbinders