Wow, it's been a whole week since I posted!
I had good intentions except a whopper of a cold caught me on Monday. By Wednesday, I had no energy. Instead of creating, I slept or rested every night. I'm still hacking off and on but feel much better.
I want to wish Artistic Outpost a Happy Anniversary! They're celebrating their 3rd year of business this month! WTG! They also released a new stamp collection, Oz Collage. Check out their blog post or website for more details.
Today, I posted this card on the Artistic Outpost blog:
This photo shows the Kraft paper after running it through my Xyron.....lots of wrinkles. Some of the wrinkles do flatten when cutting and embossing the Spellbinders die templates yet the texture remains.
I cut the frame from the wrinkly paper and added touches of Stormy Sky and Brushed Corduroy for color. The ink helps accent the texture.
The barn image in adhered to the back of the frame, then both are raised with foam squares to mount on the card front.
To finish the card, I added a piece of seam binding with "happy birthday" stamped across it with StazOn Midnight Blue using JustRite's new alphabet called Myriad Pro, 50 pt. I tied a button to each end with some string tinted with Midnight Blue ink. A tiny foam dot holds each button in place to stretch the greeting across the card.
This card could easily be created with a different color scheme and a different image. Coordinating cards and frames could be cut and set aside, just waiting for that last minute card! Add a quick stamped image and the greeting....even the message could be stamped ahead!