I heat-embossed this brilliant happy birthday oval sentiment and used two stamps from Madison Avenue to make a symmetrical background. It needed a little bit of detail so I dry embossed this frame over the top - it's a clear embossing folder so it was easy.
TIP: Some people have told me that their card stock creases when using this embossing folder and I advised them to use the crease pad instead of the top cutting pad in their Big Shot sandwich. I don't know if it's the cold weather affecting my machine, but that no longer seems to be working for me so this is how I got round it: I didn't use a cutting pad at all!
Instead, I used (from bottom to top) the multi-purpose platform fully closed, two sheets of card stock, my embossing folder with card stock in it, the crease mat. Hey presto - a perfect impression with no creases on the card stock!
I liked this design for a male card so I made another, this time inspired by this week's Dynamic Duos colour palette.
There's a hint of the laurel leaf about the card that makes it suitable for our conquering heroes!
Here's what you'll need to make these cards
Stamps: Madison Avenue (free with Sale-a-bration), Perfect Punches
Ink: Gumball Green, Midnight Muse for 1st card, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake for 2nd
Card stock: Crumb Cake for 1st card, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla for 2nd
Other: Clear embossing powder, versamark, heat tool, Designer Frames embossing folder, Big Shot, stamp-a-majig
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My desk is situated next to some French doors leading out into our little garden and there's a cat flap fitted in a panel next to the door to enable little Tuppence to wander in and out as she pleases. In the winter months, however, the wind blows through the flap and it's a bit like sitting next to an open window, so I've been locking it closed. Tuppence doesn't approve of this of course but has discovered a way to teach me a lesson: She goes to the cat flap, looks at it then looks at me, meowing piteously; I come and bend down to open the flap for her, find that she's disappeared and then discover that she's snuck onto the nice warm cushion that I was sitting on just a minute ago! BAD cat!
It's Three Minute Thursday here tomorrow so I'll be back then for a quick card. See you then!