Sunday, February 16, 2020

Elevate Your Handmade Card

Hello friends!

I am excited to share today's project and hope that the post title peaked your interest. 
We all want to take our card designs to the next level.... I mean, why not, we already spent the time and money. The next thing is....MAKE it and ELEVATE your design to great heights!
You may have already been smitten by the Altenew's Ornamental Bliss. 
It kind of amazing what half circle stamp does, right?
My card for the release was my first try and it was not bad at all!

My 2nd take with this card is utilizing the coordinating die.
sending my love

Let's talk about the obvious.... the embossing.
This set comes with a fine out line and this is really awesome if yo ucan simply just emboss it.
sending my love -001

Once I followed the guide and stamped in multi-steps to complete the design. It looked pretty good already! WAIT.... let's get the die out and do the dry-embossing (this is for you, Coni!).
sending my love

With the tan embossing mat underneath the die, we now have a very sophisticated card.
Dare I say this is a near boutique-quality card?
sending my love -002

I hope that you enjoy today's post on elevating your design to the next level!

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15 comments: said...

Two splendid cards! Love this stamp set and it
on my "wish list".

Ms. Tamp said...

I like that it has the mirror stamping, but without the outline. Liking the card base color. Yes, definitely boutique quality. Would buy if the greeting was different, and that's what makes creating your own special. It's just the ability to customize for exactly what you need.

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like the addition of the dry embossing.

MadeByMeghanK said...

The intricacy is breathtaking!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards! Love this pretty Ornamental Bliss design! The dry embossing looks awesome!

conil said...

Definitely, boutique quality...with dry embossing (Thank you, Virginia. You know how much I love it.) So happy I've ordered this honey of a set...(Again, thanks to you.) Can't wait until it comes home.

Harriet said...

Beautiful and elegant!

Carol McCready said...

Beautiful cards. I love the Ornamental Bliss Stamp set,

MelissaF said...

I love both your cards, love the "elevate" inspiration! Ornamental Bliss is so elegant, on the top of my list.

Linda BL said...

Boutique quality card for sure! In fact, both cards are boutique quality. Your second take is my favorite-- the antique gold embossing ( I love gold embossing). elevates it, as does the dry embossing. It is such an elegant card!

Dawn T said...

OMG Virginia. How inspiring to dry emboss around the stamping. This card is simply stunning. Everything about it is perfect.

AniRey said...

Those cards are lovely. Such beautiful colors and lovely composition.

Karthikha said...

This is soo beautiful :) I love the intricate design and your use of the die for embossing! :)

Jane B. said...

I love how you used the Ornamental Bliss stamp set. Your cards are beautiful and I would love to add this stamp to my Altenew collection.

Purple Princess said...

such gorgeous cards