Since the day the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder arrived, I’ve been using it on every card I make!! I just love the texture that it gives a card. I think it lends a certain elegance as well. Needless to say, when I needed a sympathy card for a colleague, I just had to use it. Of course I did not have a set of sympathy cards made ahead of time, so I had to come up with something fast. The Big Shot provides such a great tool to add beautiful touches to our cards very quickly. I’ve also been looking for a card to make with the medallion-like flower in the Mixed Bunch set. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to combine that with that gorgeous embossing folder!
Tips for making a quick and simple card:
- Keep the color pallete simple. Notice I stuck with two colors here. It’s elegant and harder to make a mistake that way!
- Use your tools! That Big Shot is our most amazing tool whether we use the embossing folders, the die cuts or the framelits and edgelits. They add a fast, yet stunning touch.
- Layers and textures make a simple card a “Wow!” card. It looks like you spent a lot of time making that card, but it took less than 15 minutes. In fact, I made 4 of them in 15 minutes! I was cutting and designing anyway, why not make a couple extra cards for my stash box?
Stamp Sets: Mixed Bunch, a sympathy sentiment of your choice (that was the only one I had!). Paper: Black and white cardstock. Ink: Basic Black Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, black ribbon, and Stamping Dimensionals.
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Don’t forget that tomorrow, October 29, is the first Stampin’ Up! 15% off stamp sets sale! Be sure to place your order tomorrow. Shop online at my online store. They have made available several single stamps at 15% off as well. Take advantage of this to get those stamp sets that have been on your wish list! Get your stamp sets to make your Christmas cards from the mini-catalog…yep! They are 15% off as well!!