The new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz was just a bit intimidating to me – “Use Kraft Paper” and hosted by Amy. Yep, this one always tests me and I’m always nervous doing it. However, I think this time I really got it down okay. To me, the Kraft color – paper and ink – needs to be the dominating theme of the card but this neutral background will really make any pop of color look great. Using the Lovely Lily Pad with its coordinating dies from this year’s Sale-A-Bration, it was fun and quite easy to create this card. Please go see what the rest of the design team created for this fun challenge!
My Secrets to Making This Lovely Lily Pad Project
- This A6 Kraft card started with Crumb Cake cardstock.
- First, Whisper White cardstock was cut and dry embossed in the new Stone embossing folder (from the Sale-A-Bration Power of Home bundle) that had Crumb Cake ink applied to the inside. Linen Thread was wrapped and tied into a bow. Finally, this layer was popped up with dimensionals onto the card base.
- Next, two flowers were heat embossed with white embossing powder, then colored with Prismacolor Premier Pencils. (I treated myself to these during the holiday season, not knowing if they would make a big difference in my coloring skills. I am totally convinced! Love them!!!)
- Once satisfied with the coloring, the flowers were cropped out with their coordinating dies. Then, two leaves on the large flower were cut off, so it would look better with a stem. Next, two stems were cut out with Mossy Meadow cardstock. The small flower looked better with just the leaves so I cut the stem off completely. For the large flower, I wanted the leaves in the opposite direction, so I also cut off the stem. Then, the stem and leaves were attached to the back of the flower with a black dimensional.
- The “just for you” sentiment from Meant To Be stamp set was heat embossed onto Crumb Cake and cropped with the rectangle die from Stitched So Sweetly dies set.
- Then, the sentiment from Parisian Beauty stamp set was also heat embossed and cropped with the die in the Lily Pad dies.
- Finally, the finishing touch was adding dies from the Holiday Rhinestones.
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At this time, I will submit this card to the following challenges:
- Through the Craft Room Door Challenge: Anything Goes
- Tuesday Throwdown Challenge: Layered Die Cuts
- Aud Sentiments Challenge: Anything Goes + a Sentiment
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Non-SU Products Used: Prismacolor Premier Pencils