Happy New Year everyone!
I hope you have all had a wonderful 2016 and here’s to a fantastic 2017!!
To start the year, I decided to do something a bit different- use patterned paper! I realised last week that I hardly ever use my paper packs any more, even though I have SO many in my stash! So I challenged myself to give it a whirl – and of course, I reached for this fun tel chevron paper! Isn’t it beautiful?!
To make this card I cut one rectangle from white card stock and one from this teal cardstock using the Lawn Fawn large stitched rectangle die. Then, holding them together with washi tape, I ran the two panels through my cuttlebug with a large heart die (die from Xcut).
Next I grabbed some printed vellum and stuck this in between the two layers with some tape runner. I am pretty sure I bought this vellum in Glasgow about 12 years ago! Better on a card than sitting in a drawer for another decade! LOL
Next I used two of the heart dies to cut a frame from gold mirror card so I could frame up the middle section of my card. I love that it coordinates with the pattern on the vellum, and also gives an elegant feel to the card.
For the greeting, I stuck from Stick-It adhesive onto the back of a piece of craft foam, then ran this through the cuttlebug with the Honey Bee Stamps Prayers die. The adhesive helps the intricate shape from stretching and also means that I don’t have to use wet glue to adhere the foam – as sometimes foam can be a bit of a pickle and can resist glue.
After I had stuck the foam in place, I decided to add the embossed greeting on top which is from the Sending You Sentiments set. It would probably have been best to do this before sticking everything in place, as the heat gun can warp the foam and the vellum, but I got around this covering the project by a craft mat, only exposing the bit where the embossing powder was. I also made sure my heat tool was nice and hot first, so the powder would melt quickly.
To coordinate with the gold, I reached for the Autumn Sunset sequin mix – I love the mixture of sizes! I also picked a few white sequins out of the Poinsettia sequin mix!
Thanks for stopping by – and I hope you are inspired to use up some of your stash as well – even if they aren’t quite a decade old!
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