After a major holiday, I sometimes have problem trying to figure out what to do next...anyone else have that problem? Well, if you do, try this. I take this time to put together general use cards....Thinking of You, Get Well, Sympathy, etc.
Sometimes I create, other times I CASE (Copy And Steal Everything) and sometimes I pull a sample from my stash and recreate.
Today's card is one from my stash.
For this card, I took an 8.5 x 5.5" Basic Black card stock and scored it at 4.25". I then took Whisper White cut to 8.5 x 5.25". To get the edge I take the Black cardstock and cut the edge using the Adorning Accents Edgelit. Then I take the Whisper White and cut the same edge and use the Adorning Accents Embossing Folder which matches and emboss the edge.
Then I measure the black cardstock from the edge to the score line. When I have this measurement, I then subtract a 1/4" and cut the white. The remainder of the white I place inside the card, matching the lines of the white on the top flap. That way you get the black, white, black, white layered look.
I then can place any image on the front. I utilized the flower from the Bordering on Romance and the sentiment from Word Play. I love both sets and they are some of my Go-To products. I colored the flowers with a Blender Pen and my stamp ink. When the Blender Pen is freshly loaded, I do the edges because there is a greater magnitude of ink....then I blend towards the center.
If you'll notice, the embossed edge isn't straight.....ooops.... No problems, I use these type of cards as my samples. I put the instructions to include the sizes, instructions and colors on the back. That way when I need a card quick, I don't have to refigure or create - I just go to my samples and make a quick card!
Hope you enjoy this card and my quick tip....comments are welcome!!!