Monday, February 20, 2012
Outlines Challenge Keep it Square
You can see the original challenge here: http://outlineswithkathy.blogspot.com/2012/02/challenge-40-make-it-square.html
Outlines, I am ready for you this week! This design was used for some Valentine's cards I sent last week! Serendipitous! I love the swirly look of this Outlines stamp H700. I thought a nice, feminine look would make a good Valentine. I stamped the image twice with Versamark and embossed one with magenta embossing powder and one with purple. ( I cannot give the makers of the powders because I have most of my embossing powders stored in plastic containers the size of sandwiches, for ease in applying.) I cut out the purple image and adhered it to a 4 1/4" square card. I then cut out just the center heart form the pink image and popped it up on top of the purple image. I added dots of pearl with my Pearl Pens, lilac and white. It's amazing, but the white pearls appear to actually be pink. I think they are reflecting the pink of the embossing powder--it's magical! I finished the card with a ribbon tied around the top. I used Hug Snug seam binding for my ribbon because a) it is the only color I had enough of to use for about 20 cards, and b) I like the drape and feel of the seam binding. I also wanted envelopes to match my card, and I didn't have any square envelopes the size of this card, so I made my own! Despite owning the Martha Stewart score board for some time, I had never used it for envelopes. Thanks to the internet, I finally got exactly what I wanted--I watched a Martha video for a how-to, and someone on Split Coast Stampers had a measurement formula for matching the card to the envelope. Hurray! Thanks for looking, and if you didn't get this Valentine from me, I have about 2 left I am willing to share!