Friday 15 February 2013

Have a Beautiful Day....

Sometimes, despite our best intentions, we have to make a super quick and simple card for birthdays we have "forgotten" or just to send out to someone who needs a lift - and this card is perfect for such an occasion.

It is both quick and simple to make, but with all simple cards the "pop" is in the detail.

To start, I took the moth stamp from the Hampton Art Butterflies stamp and die set.

This is a beautiful, versatile stamp set with coordinating Spellbinders dies.

I stamped the moth onto an A6 white card blank with a sentiment underneath. Once the ink was dry, I placed the coordinating die over the stamped image with the cutting side up (so the reverse of what you would usually do).

I ran this through my die cutting machine using the embossing plate sandwich. 

By reversing the die, you get an embossed frame of the moth, with the wings debossed (raised up) - a really unusual effect which give the image a lot more texture that the usual embossing technique.

You can try this technique with any stamp and die set - so have a look through your stash and see what you can come up with.

Mel x
P.S. This card lends itself to making gift card sets as it is so quick to create. Pin It Now!

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