I made this card for a friend and I am hoping
the BIG & BEAUTIFUL
delivers the message loud & clear and brings
good cheer to help her along the road to recovery.
The sentiment is star of the show,
such a fabulous handwritten font and
an awesome 5 3/4" across - WOW!!!
... I don't like it when family and friends are ill but
I will enjoy using this sentiment die when they are.
The background was created using the Couture Creations "Peacock Pleasure" embossing folder in my Big Shot. After some trial & error I found that I needed to cut the cardstock to the exact size I wanted because it was difficult to trim without it tearing. I also had to include a sheet of vellum under the top layer to prevent the cardstock cracking too. (Secure the vellum with a narrow strip of double-sided tape at each end, if you use Washi Tape it will emboss into your cardstock.)The textured cardstock is Kaisercraft Peacock, American Crafts White & Powder.
I adhered my paper layers in place with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.
The sentiment is actually 4 layers (3 peacock, topped with white), each one secured in place with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive, applied with a fine tipped brush.
I lined the inside of the card with layers the same as the front and included the die cut sentiment again, this time in peacock.
Here is a close-up showing the deep & crisp embossing, the added contrast of the smooth rings on the textured cardstock and the dimension of the lovely long layered sentiment die.
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