Today I have something a bit different (at least for me). I created my card with a subtle yet oh so pretty tulle background. You may have to look closer to see it but IRL, it’s very evident. I take no credit for this discovery and owe it to watching Jennifer McGuire using the technique. I did have the tulle on hand, though!
So what do you think? Is it something you would use on a card? Let me share the details…
- The A2 Very Vanilla card base measures 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
- A piece of Very Vanilla thick card stock is cut at 5″ x 3 3/4″.
- The tulle is wrapped around to cover this panel and secured with regular tape.
- The flowers, from the True Love Designer Series Paper, are colored using Rococo Rose and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and cut out.
- I positioned the flowers on the tulle cover panel starting from the middle to the edges and glued them with Tombow liquid glue.
- After gluing, I trimmed any flowers that were hanging off the edge, being careful not to cut into the tulle.
- The Basic Black frame is a non-SU die that fit perfectly around my images. I used this as opposed to the Stitched Rectangle dies because it was a little wider. The Stitched Rectangles would work also. I cut two frames and glued them together for a little more dimension.
- The frame is glued to the tulle panel and then both are glued to the card base.
- The sentiment, from the Butterfly Gala stamp set (and one of my most favorite sentiments) is heat embossed with white embossing powder and added to the card with dimensionals.
- Lastly, I added a few sequins for a little sparkle.
- The inside is embellished with a small strip of colored DSP and card stock.
- The sentiment is from the Floral Essence stamp set and placed at the top to give room for a personal note.
- I couldn’t complete a card without coordinating the envelope. Again, I used a strip of colored DSP. You may (or may not) have noticed that on the envelope and inside card, I colored the DSP background as well with a black Stampin’ Blend. Needless to say, I could color all day!
It’s time to start saying goodbye to some favorite products to make room for some new favorites. Initially, I’m always a bit overwhelmed by all that is going away but eventually I can reconcile it with returning favorites and embrace some of the new. Here’s a look at what’s leaving along with some really deep discounts. However, once a product is sold out, it’s gone for good!
Thanks for stopping by today!