Thank you for all your kind comments on yesterday’s post – when Mom shows up, y’all seem to respond in droves. I know why you provide such positive feedback – because my Mom is super-sweet and super-talented. If you missed Mom’s Faux Embossing Video, be sure to check it out here.
As Mom promised (without first asking me, I might add), I’m sharing Mom’s finished card on my blog today. I’m a real fan of this finished card, and I think it showcases the technique nicely. Here’s Mom’s card:
And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- One Thing to Clear Up. In my weekend posts (the introduction to this technique and Mom’s video from yesterday), one thing might not have been 100% clear – the punched or cropped shapes are glued to the cardstock base to create this textured look. Mom ran the finished product through the Big Shot to press the shapes into the paper a bit. The punches are still sitting right on top of the cardstock but give the effect that there’s and impression from behind. I’ll work with Mom to make sure she better explains things in the future – go easy on her, though, she’s just a novice. 🙂
- Thick Whisper White. The base of this card is Thick Whisper White. We’ve needed this paper for quite some time, and it’s PERFECT! If Mom had made the base Crushed Curry, then there would likely have been too much Crushed Curry on the front of this card, don’t you think? The white gave the right balance the card needed, while also giving the card the support it needs. If you don’t yet have this Thick Whisper White, you need to add it to your next order.
- Color Combination. When Mom was selecting the colors for this card, she wanted yellow and black. I first pulled Daffodil Delight but thought Crushed Curry might be a more mature color for my young-but-growing-up-fast nephew. Of course Daffodil Delight would have been good, but Crushed Curry is great! If you like this combination of colors, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Bravo, Pictogram Punches Papers: Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Accessories: Medium Star punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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