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And now for today’s card, which showcases three products. It is simple, pretty quick, and really pretty. I hope you like it.
This is a card that could be used for pretty much any occasion. And to keep the front clean looking, I opted not to add a sentiment here. It would be pretty, and simple, to add a small tag sentiment to the ribbon. But I wanted it plain. And that was so easy with this single image from the Dainty Delight Stamp Set. This wonderful set is carrying over to the new Annual Catalog. All it took was a few quick lines with some Old Olive, Berry Burst, and Lemon Lolly Stampin’ Blends to complete the image.
I could have stamped directly on the card base that is Thick Basic White. But I erred on the side of caution. I cut a piece of Basic White to 3 x 4 and stamped in the center of that piece. That allowed me some safety margins to simply attach that to the backside of the Die Cut and Embossed layer. And if the stamped piece sticks out anywhere, it is easy to trim away before adhering to the card.
To say Tools, makes me think of the Cut and Emboss Machine or Paper Trimmer. But that is what I think of my Dies and Embossing Folders. They work hard for a really long time and are great investments. So I am showcasing a Carryover, and a New tool here.
The first thing I did to my top layer was die cut using one of the Countryside Corners Dies. They are all varying sizes of this shape. This is one of the smaller ones. Next I embossed that layer using the Cane Weave Embossing Folder. It gives fabulous detail and you immediately see the cane weave.
There is only one item left to complete this card. That is the Simply Elegant Trim. I opted for the gold over the silver. My method for tying bows like this is to cut a strip of ribbon and tape on the back of the card. Then tie my bow separately and add with a Glue Dot. That way you do not pull too tightly on the layer, and you have a snug fit with the wrap around section. This is simple and very easy.
It is hard to believe that I did not add Bling! There was a thought or two about it. But I finally decided that the gold trim was Bling enough for what I wanted to share on this card.
You will notice that there are a few items not showing in my Supply List below. I used Berry Burst and Lemon Lolly Stampin’ Blends on the coloring the flowers. They, along with the Countryside Corners Dies, are not available yet. So I do not have access to the picture of them. Sorry!!!
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