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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Artfully Sent Thank You

For my design team duties over at StampinBuds.com this month, I'm featuring the Pathfiding paper with various stamps.  Today, I paired it with the new Artfully Sent cartridge to bring you this:


I'm falling in love with the ease of Artfully Sent.  The hardest thing about this card was the photography.  Well, to be honest, adding the shimmer trim had some challenges.  More on that later.
 
I used the trifold card from p. 34 with one small change.  I adjusted the size to 8.5 x 5.5.  It made my circle a little more oblong, but I have this weird need to make my cards end up at the standard 4.25 x 5.5 A2 size.  I need to get over that soon, but at least I always have the option to be psychotic.
 
There are a few details here which should be pointed out.  The first is the sponging around the circle frame.  If you've been paying attention to the supply list over the past few weeks, you've noticed that sponge daubers show up a lot.
 
A lot!
 
That's because they are a quick, easy way to add a "frame" to make something stand out.  I also highlighted the "thank" with a marker to make it stand out.  I stamped the sentiment twice in Chocolate ink, once in the center of the wreath and again on Champagne cardstock.  After I trimmed out the "YOU" part, I just glued it over top of the other "YOU" inside the wreath.
 
Now...about that shimmer trim.  Here's my hard-earned advice.  Don't try to do the trim in one long piece.  Line up the shimmer trim against the background panel of Champagne cardstock on the right side/back of the card by beginning at the middle fold.  Then, start again by pressing the folds flat, lining up a second piece of shimmer trim starting on the top/left side and stick it down so it lines up with you first/back strip.  Once the top/left strip is adhered, open the card and continue adhering until your two strips line up, then trim the edge of your second piece.  Here's what happens when you don't take my advice...at least here's what happened to me.
 
 
Yeah.
 
So, I fixed it by adhering two more of the gold shimmer dots over top.  What can I say, rescuing flubs is my specialty.  Mostly because I've had lots of practice.
 
Let me know if you have questions in the comments section, and then come back to check for my answer.
 
Until next time,
Becca

2 comments:

  1. Your card is delightful! You are so kind to share your "tips", too! But you should know that at my Open Stamping club we say that there are no mistakes, only variations! *giggle*

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    1. I love that, Sharli! I'll have to remember "variations" for my next...uh...variation. :)

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