Saturday, September 3, 2016
Flowers for your birthday
I took out a flower die from Memory Box. I wanted to color it in colors similar to the heart, using DIs and gelatos, but the die cut is really fragile once cut so I wondered what to do. So I'm sharing with you my new technique for this: I embossed rather than cut, then I added color and Perfect pearls on the roses before I die cut it. I wanted the roses to be full so before I removed the cut paper from the die I added tape on the backside.
I had previously made my own gelato background but the sentiment I added on it didn't turn out looking nice. So I cut a srip from that paper to put at the bottom. I had orginally planned to use a plain white paper on the top but decided to emboss with stripes. I added a piece of washi tape along the joints. My birthday sentiment is made with a die and my Dymo and three yellow pearls were added. I felt my card lacked a bit of plack, as my die cut has no black lines, so I added everyting on to a black panel before I attached it all to a white card base.
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