Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Memory Box card for The Rubber Buggy

Hi everyone!

I'm here with a beautiful card, that actually came together faster then it looks.

I have to admit, I got this wonderful die a while ago. But I just kept fiddling with it. It cuts like butter and you're left with this wonderful, but oh so delicate and intricate piece. I just could not for the life of my attatch it properly and it went a bit skew on me. Which for a perfectionist (read: control freak) like me simply wouldn't do. But then I saw how you could use your dies as stamps and behold!!!

Mind you, from the beginning I thought this would a card with hours of work put in to it. First dryembossing and then heat embossing plus the actual assembling. However, I was so wrong.

For the curved edge, I used the stitched hillside borders and I cut the glitter paper at the same time so I would have the perfect matching curve of glitter paper (from my stash by AC). I then backed it with some paper from Graphic 45. All of the edges, even on the cardstock is distressed with Vintage photo.

To be honest, if we're talking about money, this is great value for your bucks.
The embossing powder is so inexpensive and my jar seems to last me forever :)
I'm only leaving at the most 1,5 inch on the side. That gives me 4 cards from a 6x6 paper. Think of how many cards you could get out of an entire paper pad.
You could also use embossing powder on the edge, not using glitter paper like I did.

More over to the variation I have on the cards. I thought the gold would really make a nice effect on a piece of scrap paper I hade from when I was testing out to make my own bokeh paper. And boy was I right - isn't it just lovely?

I quickly decided to make more and very fast on watercolor paper just dropped a little ink and made sure the entire paper was covered before I let it dry over night. The next day however, I forgot to add the bokeh circles in white pigment ink... Oh, well. It's done and it will just have to do. I hope you like them anyway.

Products from The Rubber Buggy store:
Memory box die hanging ornaments (no longer availiable, but there is a similar here)
Ranger embossing powder Tinsel gold 
Lawn Fawn Stitched hillside borders die 
Graphic 45 6x6 paper pad Twelve days of Christmas 
Tim Holtz distress ink Vintage photo
Stamping supplies (Neenah cardstock, doublesided tape, paper trimmer, ink blending tool)

Bokeh background:
Watercolor cardstock
Distress reinker peeled paint
Distress ink antique linen
Distress paint Tarnished brass
Lawn Fawn ink Yeti

Thank you for visiting!

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