Well friend, we made it to another Friday! Our weather forecast is calling for possible snow this weekend, so we’ll see how that works out. That’s okay; I had planned on staying in to work on new projects, anyway. Today I’m sharing what I think could be a masculine thinking of you card. Masculine, because of the darker colour combination. But, I also added some glitz to brighten it up a bit, so you could use it for a female, as well.
ALL KINDS OF SWIRLS
I had seen this kind of card on a few different blogs, and wanted to give it a try. It’s quite easy to make, involving some die cut circles.
To mimic the circle swirls, I embossed the background with the new Sizzix/Tim Holtz ‘Swirls’ Texture Fade embossing folder.
First, create the background panel. Run a piece of black cardstock through your Big Shot with the Swirls embossing folder. This is one of the thicker folders, so make sure you use the appropriate ‘sandwich’ of plates. Next, pick up some Stickles Glitter Gel in Nebula either with your finger, or gloved finger (I just used a piece of paper towel), and lightly add it to the raised embossed parts. Set this aside to dry – it only takes a minute.
Next, choose 3 coordinating papers and colours and 3 graduating sizes of circle dies. Die cut 3 sizes, one of each size. Next, die cut another of the smallest and largest sizes, reversing the order. This is so that when you put them together on the card front, the ‘swoosh’ colour/pattern looks continuous. Cut each circle in half, and layer them, as in the photo above.
Stamp the sentiment from the Studio Katia Peony Trimmings stamp set in Nocturne ink, on the same green cardstock. Cover with clear embossing powder, and heat set. Snip banner tails on each end, with scissors.
Now you’re ready to layer it onto the embossing front panel. Glue the circles on, and then add the sentiment strip with foam tape or squares. Add the front panel to a dark green card base.
The glimmer paper, along with the glitter gel, add the ‘happy’ to the happy thoughts in the sentiment.
I used some Christmas paper from my stash for this card – but it doesn’t look like Christmas, does it? Use whatever you have on hand – even all solid colours. I hope that you enjoy this card, and will try it out. It’s fun to make, and you can make lots of them, quickly. Change up the sentiments for different occasions!
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