Thursday, April 10, 2008

Francis - a transparent card

When I made my diagonally Cuttled cards the other day, I liked the look of the patterned papers, but I would have liked the cards to have a bit more weight to them. I decided to try layering on a transparent card to add that weight and still preserve the fun look of the embossing on double-sided papers.

I used K & Company double-sided paper and did some diagonal Cuttling--I didn't want to just emboss the entire cardfront and cut an opening because the edges would have been bumpy from the embossing and I wanted a nice smooth look. I used the Textile Texture Cuttlebug A2 embossing folder, cut out my opening well inside of my embossing, then accented the embossing and the edges with chalk ink. I stamped Francis by Rosebud Stamps on my transparency and then colored her from behind with markers. I took a matching piece of patterned paper and folded it into a slightly smaller card and embossed the front using the Swiss Dots folder. This smaller card went inside the transparent card to provide a nice place to write and to give an interesting background for Francis. I also used pop dots outside each corner of the diamond opening to give a little more dimension. I finished by turning up that corner on the outer layer and adding the Robin's Nest Dew Drop, colored a star-shaped clip and a ribbon to match the card, and that was it! I had my sturdier card and kept the fun look of the patterned papers.

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