Saturday, April 16, 2011

Elegant Thank You

It's been a month since I last shared any projects with you!  Between my husband starting on a new chemo drug after the last one stopped working after just over two years, and then being diagnosed with sinus tarsitis (that's NOT tartar sauce in the sinuses!), for which the doctor has immobilized his foot and ordered him to stay off it at least until April 26, things have been difficult around our home.  I don't think any of us realized how many chores Phil did until we had to split them up among us.  There have been pictures on my hard drive since March 24, waiting to be tweaked and uploaded, but I just haven't had the energy to do anything with them until tonight, although I dealt with only a few of them.

First up is a thank you card in my favorite shade of blue.  

First, I ran a piece of blue cardstock through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder.  You'll notice that I left a blank space; to achieve this, I put the paper in the embossing folder sideways and embossed the top part, then I repeated that process for the bottom section.  I then used my Martha Stewart Scoring Board to score three lines above and below the embossed area.  You can see that more clearly in the second photo.  I stamped Stampin' Up's Elegant Thank You with Versacolor Mountain Lake and heat embossed it using clear embossing powder.  I cut it out using Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals Large and layered it on another oval cut with Nestabilities Classic Ovals SmallFinally, I added some pearls along the bottom of the scalloped oval.

To learn how to do this technique, you can watch Stamp TV's video.

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