Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sending Hugs and Kisses

Today I'm sharing another favorite technique of mine – to use die-cuts and create my own embossed background.  Here I repeated the “Sending” in the background and spotlighted the “Hugs & Kisses.”  It’s so easy to change the colors to suit the recipient, too!
 
  1. Cut base of card with white cardstock 10″x 7″; score and fold in half. Finished card measures 5″ x 7″.
  2. Cut white cardstock 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and another out of teal cardstock 6 5/8″ x 4 5/8″.
  3. Cut white cardstock 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ and another out of teal cardstock 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″.
  4. Die cut A Way With Words Sending Hugs Kisses:  12 white Sending, 1 black and 1 white Hugs, 1 black and 1 white Kisses, and 1 black and 1 white & (ampersand from A Way With Words Calligraphic Elements 2)
  5. On the white layer, glue the Sending on a diagonal.  Trim off the excess portions of the words.  Then glue on the teal rectangular layer.
  6. Glue the Hugs & Kisses so that the white is slightly off behind the black lettering.
  7. Adhere the Hugs & Kisses on the gray square and then the gray onto the teal.
  8. Wrap striped ribbon onto right side of card.
  9. Pop up the Hugs & Kisses square layer above ribbon.
  10. Adhere all the layers together onto card base.
I hope you like this technique!  Thank you for looking!
P.S.  I had posted about the Birthday card below on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog earlier this month.  Totally forgot to mention it here but you can get the details on how I made it HERE.  Feel free to leave me some love over there too!  :)