Sunday, September 21, 2014

Thanks So Much

During my play days, I like to use new-to-me stuff so I can justify their purchases and then put them away. I recently acquired a set of sentiment edger dies from Impression Obsession, and since I had some black paper remnants, I started to play. This happened:

I found that to best cut the sentiment strip, the card stock should be just a bit narrower than the die so it cuts clean through. Then I trimmed the black part to a thin strip, and it became a perfect joiner for two pieces of patterned paper.

I went in search of something with black, and found my pal's Echo Park For The Record 2 6x6 pack. Drawing on things I learned from the Online Card Class Pattern Play about mixing patterned papers, I went with a small pattern for the yellow and a large pattern for the black.

I left the strip of black long until I stuck the papers onto a black layer, then I trimmed the strip to end at the edge of the black. The whole thing was mounted on a white card base, and it was finished. So easy, and no stamping. I might feel a bit guilty about that.

Since this is another yellow & black card, I'm entering it into the CAS - Colours and Sketches challenge:

I have a few more cards to bombard you with (with which to bombard you), so I'll be back shortly. :)

Stuff I used: misc black card stock, and the following:


  1. Both cards you've posted today are gorgeous!

  2. Holy elegance batman! I adore this! The soft yellow/gold on top with the black damask. Eeek! I love it!!

  3. Love this die, design, colors, heck the whole card!

  4. The two patterned papers coordinate really well together, and I like how the sentiment strip joins them. Thanks for playing along with us a second time this week at CAS Colours & Sketches!

  5. Great patterned paper mix and separation of elements. This is a very elegant card.

  6. Very elegant card with those mix of papers! Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

  7. I've not heard of that class but I know someone who could seriously benefit from it (and I don't mean me). Love this card! The paper does all the work and it works well. Great colors too. I really like these full phrase word edgers. I have the Always and Absolutely ones from Simon. Not nearly as fun.


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