This time the project is a greeting card. It's a simple arrangement using only one stamp, but with layered papers and multiple embossing powder colors, the result is beautiful.
Designing with Squares
- Texture/design square #189-004F:
- Three pieces of cardstock: pale aqua glossy, medium blue glossy, and reddish-copper Confetti.
- Three colors of embossing powder: gold metallic, copper metallic, and medium blue.
- Embossing ink.
- Stamp with the embossing ink 4 times on the glossy aqua cardstock, forming a "T" pattern. Keep the images very close together, touching along the edges. Notice how the image has been rotated between stampings to form a pleasing overall pattern. You might want to practice on some inexpensive paper with regular ink until you find just the right composition. Save the practice images; you can cut them out and use them as part of a collage.
- Sprinkle the three embossing powders over the wet ink to form a swirled pattern. First use the gold and cover about 1/3 of the total area, then the copper, then fill in all the rest with the blue. Tap off the excess powder.
- Use your heat gun to set the embossing powders. Let the card cool.
- Cut out the embossed T, cutting very close to the image.
- Glue the T to the blue cardstock. Now cut out around the image again, leaving about 1/8" border. You could first make light lines on the blue cardstock with a pencil and a ruler to get very straight cutting guidelines.
- Cut a sheet of Confetti cardstock in half the short way, to form a piece 8 1/2" by 5 1/2". Fold this in half to form the card. Final size: about 4 1/4" by 5 1/2".
- Glue the layered image to the front of the Confetti card, tilting at an angle.
- Stand back and admire your work!
You can play with different colors of paper and embossing powders to get your favorite look for this card. Maybe even use 4 sheets by repeating step 5 with the fourth paper color. Or use a patterned paper for one layer. Try using a different square stamp, for instance any of our other texture/design squares. You could form the embossing powder into stripes or any other pattern you find works with your image.