July 20, 2012

A Tale of Two Cards

     Hello!  Today's card was inspired by Teneale Williams' Birthday Thoughts card over at her blog (here).  I love the idea of using a transparency to create a card - it gives the card such a unique look. 
     If you've never used a transparency to make a card there are a few things you need to remember.  First, when you fold the transparency I suggest using the Simply Scored scoring tool (or similar tool) and a bone folder.  This ensures a nice, crisp fold in the somewhat stiff transparency.  Second, each layer on the card needs a front and a back so that you can hide any tape or dimensionals.  Depending on how much card stock you use this could increase the weight of the card and you may need to add extra postage if mailing.
    I often ask my husband for his opinion on cards I create.  When he saw this card he felt that Christmas cards shouldn't be "see through" and encouraged me to make a second card not using a transparency.  "How about that 'coffee cake' paper, that would look nice" he said.  And wouldn't you know it - he was right!  The Crumb Cake card was defintitely a quick card to make and is beautiful on it's own.  But if you've got a bit more time and you're looking for a little "wow" this Christmas I'd go for the original transparency card.

Stamps: Rejoicing with You
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Transparency, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Tools & Accessories: Big Shot, Labels Collections framelits, Finial Press embossing folder (retired), Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, Smootch Spritz, dimensionals

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