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Perfect Cardmaking Formula

I’m pretty bad at layering cards. Throw in more than one die cut or an embossed background and I’m at a loss. Luckily I found Yana Smakula’s video on her Perfect Cardmaking Formula. I like her clean elegant style so I think I will be using it quite often! I love that touch of gold combined with a watercolour look. It also allows me to use so many of my die cuts that I found a little “heavy” to use on its own.

tulip layered straight cu

The card is not actually pink but more a salmon…I think. Its part of Hero Arts Blush Mix folded cards. You’ll see the colour better further down. I wanted to do some foiling for the gold parts but I also wanted a quick and easy card so learning a new technique doesn’t fall under quick and easy for me!

tulip layered card cu

The gold ring comes from Simon Says Stamp and was heat embossed with Wow embossing powder then inlaid into an embossed circle cut into a scallop with Sizzix scallop die. I actually wanted to cut the inner white circle in the centre, but it moved in my Big Shot Plus so it came out on one side…but I liked it, so used it anyway.  I don’t know what brand the embossed panel came from as it was part of a bundle dear Monika Reek gave to me.

tulip layered wow

The tulips on the left from Poppy Stamps, was cut from some beautiful Japanese handmade paper another friend gave to me, and those on the right were cut from marbled paper I had made with shaving foam here. I stamped the sentiment from Sweet Dixie in Versamark on a gold panel and heat embossed it with Wow Embossing powder, added 2 sparkly dark silver sequins and the card was done!

I will definitely be making more cards like these, especially with my scraps as I think its simple but elegant. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments are so appreciated!

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This card is playing in:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

AAA Cards – Diecuts  AAAcards

Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with Diecuts HLS CAS

The Paper Players – Sketch Challenge paper players

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