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Sunday, 28 April 2013

A whole mass of Birthday Cards


 So, having glittered up all those Medallions, it was definitely time to turn them into cards. I had already done one batch, which I added a little dry embossing detail to, in this post, here.










 I thought this time I'd try something different- I I fancied running the card front through the Cuttlebug, in various embossing folders. So, 10 assorted card fronts here. I went with mainly geometric designs, as that seemed to fit the medallions better.






   The medallions were added with silicone glue- gives a bit of dimension, sticks to the glittery back of the image, and evens out into the embossed design of the card.

As I'd embossed the base card, I had to stamp & matt the Happy Birthday sentiments for these.









 
 
Then I started wondering if they were a little TOO plain? So I added ribbon to the left side.
 Now I'm not sure at all. I think maybe it suits some, but not all. So I will leave it a few days and look at them fresh. It seems like some look unbalanced now- but its a simple fix if I really don't like them.












 These were the original batch, with the sentiment stamped, and some ribbon.















This is before I added the ribbon.












List of Embossing folders I used:
Quickutz Diamond Dots, Lines & Dots, and Diamond.
Darice Honeycomb,Brick Wall,and Plaid.
Creative Expressions Lattice.
DoCrafts Tri Boss Checkerboard.
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots.

4 comments:

Ria Gall said...

these cards have turned out really beautiful, I like the cleaness with the embossing and then the coloured glittered topper addes the dimention. It is only my opinion but I like them without the ribbon
Ria

Winnie said...

Hi Shaz! You have been putting those lovely pieces to use I see. I love them and think they make great focal images. Just stunning. Thanks for the tip about the glue, I have not tried that, so I will look for some. They look great with/without ribbon, but I am leaning towards no ribbon, as the images are so striking I love seeming them alone I think... Either way, someone will love receiving them. Enjoy the week ahead!

Fandhmum said...

Hi Shaz,
I'm veering towards no ribbon for men and with ribbon for the girls.
Lovely either way,
Rosie x

gardenpinks said...

Stunning cards and love the embossed card fronts. I'm not a ribbon girl - love all the textures and colours but rarely use it and I think these cards stand not having ribbon. They are perfectly balanced with the beautiful colours of glitter and geometrical embossing.
Lynn xx

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