Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Sending My Love

If you don't look too closely, this card looks pretty good. My attempt at diagonal embossing using a paper trimmer produced less than stellar results, but I just can't justify a Scor-Pal when I own the Score-it (which I love). The chickadee(?) stamp is from Inkadinkadoo and the cards stock is Basic Gray and Black from Stampin' UP! I added a little coloring with a black Spica and a sentiment from a Studio G $1 stamp before before punching the image and scallop with my Marvy punches and adding the 5/8ths" black gingham ribbon. Anyone else think 1/4" ribbon looks so narrow now? And I used to add that to everything!

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Edited to add: The idea for the diagonally embossed background was cased from Debbie Olson's card here. It just occurred to me that I didn't credit Debbie with this . . . my bad, sorry Debbie. She has a tutorial for coloring and another on embossing on her blog. Here is a link. Great stuff!


  1. I really like the lattice background with the bird--great job! (It's definitely more of a challenge with a trimmer!)

  2. Such a sweet, simple card....although it sounds like it must have challenged your patience! I really like it! Great guy card!


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