Panels & Thoughts

Today was one of those days where I just felt like making a card with solid colors. No patterned papers, no glitter, no fancy dies. Just good ol’ fashioned cardstock and a bit of embossing.

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I’m still feeling the summer colors even thought the season is winding down (I’m not ready for pumpkin spice lattes just yet!).

Looking through my stash, I found these scraps of really nice card stock colors I decided to use on a card. Time was of the essence so I quickly chopped them down to the same size and embossed the yellow and pink with my Swiss Dots embossing folder. My favorite thing to decorate with is dots; they go with everything and anything. Backgrounds, focal points, accents… you really can’t go wrong with them.

Next, I swiped the teal card stock panel with my trusty “anti-static pouch”, or as I like to call it, the “cornstarch bomb”. You know, the one that makes more mess than spilling the white detail embossing powder, except it’s twice as hard to clean up? Yeah, that one.

If you only use it for good rather than evil, though, it works pretty well 😉

I stamped the sentiment using Versamark and sprinkled it with white embossing powder. After heating it up,  I spaced out the color panels and stuck them onto the card base with foam squares, letting them overlap the open edge about 1/8″.

As a side note, my favorite foam squares come from Scrapbook Adhesives. They carry ‘thin’ foam squares as well, which are incredibly useful for adding dimension – sans bulk – to a card that will be going through the mail. I use them on my OWH cards all the time.

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After getting the card together, I felt like it needed some sort of white embellishment to pull out the thin lettering in the sentiment. I keep a little pencil cup on my desk that has tiny bits of die cuts from other projects I save for times just like this one. I rummaged through it and found a few tiny die cut hearts, so I adhered those onto the front with a few more foam squares snipped down to fit. A thick coat of Glossy Accents later and voilà! My OWH box is one card heavier 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

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