Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Creative Charms "Girlfriend" Cards

It's my turn to post on the Creative Charms blog today - you can hop over to the blog HERE to see my projects and catch up on all of the great things the rest of the Design Team has been posting.

This card has several embossed layers.  The white strip is cut at 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches and embossed with the "Polka Dot" Cuttlebug folder.  The pink layer was cut at 4 x 5 1/4 inches and the short sides were punched with a scallop punch.  This layer is embossed with the Cuttlebug "D'vine Swirls" folder.

The white strip is centered with three scallops of the pink layer above and below.  Sometimes the embossing will make a piece of cardstock slightly smaller.  If the black card shows you can just trim a tiny sliver to even things up.

There is a pocket inside the card to hold a gift card.  I didn't emboss this area so that a message can be written on the pink card holder.  If you wanted to, you could also add a white liner, put the card holder on top of the liner and emboss or embellish the pink area.

When you add the pocket to the inside of the card be sure to put adhesive on the sides and bottom and leave the top open.  (It is easy to forget about leaving the top open until you have stuck the piece down - don't ask me how I know this!).

The "shop til you drop" sentiment is from the Paisley cartridge.  I added some black and white Shimmer Flowers.  These are part of the Simplicity collection which is on sale for 70% off at Creative Charms - it's definitely time to stock up!

I thought the card was finished and then I decided it needed a few gem stickers in the lower left corner to balance it out a bit (you'll notice they are missing from the photo at the top of this post!).

The sentiment was cut from DCWV silver glitter cardstock.  I do a multi cut (2 times) with the blade at 6 and high pressure when I cut this cardstock and it cuts cleanly.  The sparkle it adds is great but very difficult to capture in a photo.

The second card I made would be nice to send a caring note to a friend.  The flower and sentiment stamps are from Hero Arts.

I stamped the image with Versamark ink on the black cardstock.

Then I covered the area with pink glitter embossing powder, tapped off the excess and heat embossed the images.

The black cardstock is cut at 5 x 3 3/4 inches and the pink mat is cut at 5 1/4 x 4 inches.  The card is pretty with the pink glitter embossing but I couldn't just stop there!

These Black Sheer flowers with Iridescent Pearls are also part of the Simplicity line that is on sale.

The flower works perfectly in the center of the stamped flower with some purple gem stickers added for even more sparkle.

A few more tiny gem stickers at the lower right corner finish off the card.

I hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July - I'll have a few photos to share soon.  Thanks for all the nice comments you left for Scott.  I think I need to build another castle to keep here - I may see how large I can possibly make it...

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  1. Beautiful card love it, TFS. nenerscreations.blogspot.com

  2. I esp. love the thinking of you card, Diane and I think I have that stamp ;- ) I may have to lift this one. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week.

  3. What a great couple of cards.... Love the colors on the first and the second I love the bling.... wow! TFS

  4. Love the card. Embossing just makes everything more special. Thanks for the tip about the gift card pocket on the inside of the card.

  5. Great cards; love them both. You make the embossed flower look so easy to do. I'll need to try that technique more often. Haven't liked results I've had in the past with embossing. TFS!--Pat N.

  6. You never cease to amaze me! I LOVE both of these cards! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!


  7. Beautiful cards, they both look gorgeous.
    Kim xXx

  8. Very cute card. The colors are very nice together.


  9. Great cards. Love, love, love the pink and black combo!


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