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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Cuttlebug and Metallic Cardstock

Hi Everyone! I've had a small stack of metallic cardstock for about 3 years that I've never used so I decided to create a card with the metallic cardstock. I had organized my cardstocks a week ago and realized I still had them. I also had a package of metallic stickers that was opened and partially used up and it matched perfectly with my silver metallic cardstock.

I don't like working with stickers that have no dimensions as the primary image because on a handmade card, it just looks like you stuck it on. I don't feel like I "made" the card. LOL! So. . . . I stuck one of the heart stickers on to the cardstock and cut the image out and mounted it over the first sticker with foam tape to give it a 3D look.

I stamped the sentiment on the backside of a photo paper piece that was in my scrap pile and heat embossed the sentiment. I noticed that the photo paper began to texturize giving the paper a "rough, textured look". I really liked the look of it. I wonder if I print a photo and heat emboss the paper, it would give the image a canvas look. I'll try it out one day and let you know how it turned out!

Now back to my metallic cardstock. . . I took my cuttlebug embossing folder and embossed the metallic cardstock. It gave the embossing a pretty foiled look. I love it!

I didn't post a sketch for this card because the layout out is too simple!

Nothing much else to the card. Hope you all have a fabulous day!!


Ila said...

This is Beautiful and so Elegant!! I love the embossed foil paper!..Looks Fabulous!!

Radiogirl said...

I like the way you used the embossing. Very simple and nice.

Lologrl said...

love it Maria - the metallic is popping out, and it adds to your card, making it such an elegant one.


Rita said...

WOW!!! I luv this card Maria, you did a fantastic job! I have some metal cardstock myself, mine has some texture to it but I'm going to give it a try & run it through the CB with an EF. Thanks for the inspiration!

Angel W said...

Just stopping in to say hi, Maria!!! LOVE this metallic card!!

Michelle said...

This is pretty. I love that metalic cs!

malieta said...

Wow....I adore your card Maria! The metallic papers and the hearts are very pretty!

Mel M. M. M. said...

Classy! Love the bugged metallic c.s. and the way you did the ribbon. :0)

Teri said...

Hey girl, how did I miss this beauty?? Love what you did on this card, so pretty!! xoxo