Welcome! Today I'm the guest blogger over at the Spellbinders blog, and that could be a really GOOD thing for you! If you hop on over to the Spellbinders blog, you will find that you can win the die templates I used for this card by clicking on the contest link at the bottom of their blog post (for a limited time). While I'm always happy to have feedback from you, the contest entry is on the Spellbinders blog, so don't miss it, okay?
I had fully intended to create an all-white card today, but as I thought of how tough those are to photograph well, I decided that al little bit of Aqua Mist wouldn't hurt a thing. . .
I wanted to show you how I used two ornate layers as a card base. If there had been a thicker top, I might have hinged it in a different way. But since this particular die template set (Spellbinders Mystical Embrace) is a light, airy die cut, I wanted to cut two layers, and then sandwich them together with a plain, folded base layer (5-1/4" x 3-1/4", folded size).
After glueing both Mystical Embrace layers to the card base, and also to each other at the top of the card, I usually use a straight edge to gently fold the back layer so that the card will stand straight when it is open in a tent fold. Shown above on the left is the back of the card, and hanging down straight is the front of the card--make sense?
I used a Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics B die template to cut the white card front after stamping it with a JustRite Papercraft Quilted Circles Cling Background stamp and heat embossing with detail white embossing powder. It's subtle, but it adds texture and a bit of shine.
The sentiment is from JustRite's Birthday Wishes for You cling set, also stamped in Versamark ink on Aqua Mist cardstock, and then heat embossed with detail white embossing powder. I used two die templates from the Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles set to cut and emboss both the sentiment layer and its filigree mat layer--love that set!
Finally, when I tried to add a bow, it just didn't work out. . . But a butterfly from my Spellbinders Wonderful Wings set, well that was a different story! The butterfly worked, even without a bow. I airbrushed some clear rhinestones with Copic BG18 to tie into the aqua layer, and that was it--finished.
Don't forget to go to the Spellbinders blog and ENTER their giveaway; it's a sweet one! Thanks for stopping by,