Thursday, January 24, 2013

Embossed Beauty

Thinking of You

This little card was a simple but cute one I had made some time ago. Since I am still cutting, sorting and playing with those nasty scraps, I thought I'd bring out one of the cards that I have made and kept as a 'sample' to go back to for those days where the heart is willing but the brain is on holidays...and this little card was one of my favorites. 
Sometimes you need a little card that simply says how you feel...

The embossing folder pretty much dressed up the card, add a scalloped edge, an embossed butterfly,  a rub on sentiment 'Thinking of You' and Le Voila, a pretty, soft card to send to that special someone, just a little note to let them know that they are in your thoughts. (The sentiment does not show up in the photo, but it does look very pretty ~  it is very delicate and suits the flow of the card)

Sometimes less can be more ;p)  and in this case, I think it worked. Embossing can take a plain card and make it pop right out.

There are times when something just falls into place and ends up pleasing the eye and this little card was one of those. I keep going back to it and play with the embellishments, colors, change it up some depending on who it's for, what occasion, etc...
I simply cannot get the sentiment to show
~ but it really is there!~ it must be shy ;)

Material you will need:

Cricut Personal Cutter
Storybook Cartridge
Butterfly Punch
Texture Boutique & Embossing Folder
Scalloped Edge Punch
Cardstock ~ 5 x 8 1/2 inches ~ one in powder blue, one in white for sentiments inside of card
                      2 x 5 1/2 inch white cardstock, scalloped edge on one side
Stamped/Rub on or Sentiment of your choice
glue of your choice...

Cut one piece of powder blue cardstock and one piece of white cardstock to 5 x 8 1/2 inches, fold in half. Finished card size 5 1/2 x 4 1/8 inch (with the one scalloped edge.)

Emboss with Sizzix Embossing Folder ( I'm sorry, I cannot find the name of this folder and it was ages ago when I purchased it).

Butterfly was cut from the Storybook cartridge, 1 inch and emboss with swiss dot embossing folder. and glue to front of card.

Use your scalloped edge punch down one side of white 2 x 5 1/2 inch cardstock and glue to inside of front of card allowing the scalloped edge to show.

Fold 5 x 81/2 inch white cardstock in half and glue inside of card.

You now have a little something special for that special friend.

Thank you for stopping by,
Hugs to you ~ from Nanny Donna