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Cards! Cards! Monday: Elegant Card

As apart of an Online Card Class I recently attended, we learned how to stretch certain stamp sets and this was one on how to streatch background stamps. For this particular card, I used an Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder and our super fun Dictionary Woodmount Stamp. By the way... after getting my first background stamp in the clear mount, I will always get them in Woodmount... It's way easier to handle a huge stamp when it's mounted on wood, in my opinion.

There were a few steps involved in making this card - starting with inking up the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder with Perfect Plumb, Sahara Sand, and Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Ink.

Then I heat embossed the Dictionary Background stamp in clear and once it cooled I brought in some sahara sand and blushing bride for distressing. Then that piece gets cut into a bunch of pieces (be sure to keep them in order!) and then distressed even more with the darker Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Ink and adhered to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. Tied some of my favorite Linen Thread around it and used some White Vellum embossed and cut out with the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die and finished with Pearls Basic Jewels in the center of each.

The inside of the card had to coordinate of course. So I followed the same technique as the card front only on the inside, it had to be lighter so a pen could easily be seen. To do that I simply used a scratch paper to pick up the first layer of ink then I placed the actual piece I used in the card on the embossing folder to pick up the rest of it in a lighter shade. To see the full tutorial watch the short video below! I love how this card turned out and I hope you are totally inspired by it :D

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