Did you notice the new pair of Embossing Folders in the Occasions catalogue? They are called the Celebrations Duo folders and they are super easy to use.
What is more, using them is almost like working with a "secret message"....like when we were kids. Remember?
They are designed to make a deep impression in the cardstock but honestly, when you first emboss, although you can make out the word, the effect is a little underwhelming, if you know what I mean?!
|Debossed word "Celebrate" on White cardstock, before being stamped on|
|See how the ink does not creep into the debossed impression - so the words stay white and show up "like magic" when you stamp over them!|
After stamping the solid images from the Balloon Celebration set over the word in bright and happy colours, I used my Basic Black marker to get just the word "You" (from the Thank You of the Happy Happenings set) in the bottom right corner of the card.
A card base of Daffodil Delight is just right to keep this bright, don't you think? And the colours are neutral enough to make this a birthday card suitable to give to your male or female friends!
|Love my Wink of Stella to add glitz and shimmer!|
I added some visual interest with a few extra balloons punched out (using the Balloon Bouquet Punch) and popped up on dimensionals, with Baker's twine to 'ground' them to the card. Some clear Wink of Stella on the raised balloons to draw your attention (I do love my Wink of Stella, don't I?) and this card is done.
If you purchase the Balloon Celebrations stamp set and the Balloon Bouquet Punch, as well as the Celebrations Duo embossing folders, you'll automatically qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. And trust me, you WANT to earn all of the SAB items that are available! You earn one SAB item for every $60-worth of product you purchase. See them all by clicking HERE.
Place your orders online by visiting HERE (at check out, please use the hostess code 3M2AGU7N) or contact me to place your order for you.
And if you want a LOT of stuff ($100 or more), you can save a TON of money - up to $200 - by making your purchase into a fully customizeable Starter Kit purchase. See the details HERE or contact me to ask how we can save you lots of money while getting you everything you want.
I hope you are looking forward to a wonderful week ahead. Thanks for stopping by. God Bless, Cynthia <><