- White cardstock (Bazzill, American Crafts etc.)
- Green and purple cardstock
- Patterned paper scraps/leftovers (I used: Kesi´art, 4heures37 and My Mind´s Eye)
- Dimensional pearls
- Cord or Twine
- Sentiment stamps
- Inks (Archival ink & shadow inks)
- Script stamp
- Border punch
- Embossing folder
- Sewing mashine
- Precision knife
As I was making this tutorial, I thought of another way of using dry embossing folders. They are really nice for a dimensional layered effect on cards and layouts. Really should use them more often..
First you need to take out a piece of white cardstock and place it between the embossing folder and run it through your die cutting machine.
Second take your precision knife and cut out/remove some parts of the embossed patterns for more interest.
Next (btw. this is a great way to use all those leftover scraps!!) glue strips of patterned paper under your dry embossed piece of paper. Now the paper is peeking through the parts you cut out earlier :)..
After that sew everything together. This of course is optional and you could, for example, replace machine stitching with faux stitching too, if you like.
Now take a matching piece of patterned paper and punch a small border with a border punch. After that stamp a script pattern with a matching (shadow) ink on that paper border. Before gluing everything together on your card, add the brads. This way there will be nothing peeking out on the back side of your card. Now glue everything together. After that comes the fun part :) – adding the embellishments!!
I made a DIY cord flower and some quilled petals to go with my sentiment banner. For the cord flower just add glue on a piece of paper and roll and glue down the cord (starting form the middle) onto the paper. Leave a small empty spot in the middle so that you can later add a bard there. Should you have glue residues on the top (like I did) just pick them away with your tweezers.
For decoration I made quilled petals out of thin cardstock strips. Just rolled them around my tweezers, released the roll, formed a petal and glued the ends together. I didn´t have the right tools for quilling, but I find that tweezers do the trick too.
Now just stamp your sentiment and put the details on their place. Since you have your embossing folders out and ready for use already, why not add some beautiful details on your next layout too.
Hope you´ve enjoyed my little card tutorial!