Thursday, December 9, 2010

Cleaning Out!

A few weeks back I was trying to work at the table and had the incredible sensation that I needed to Get Rid Of things I don't use- hence, the ribbon post a couple of posts back, and today, a set of small cards that I got from who knows where.

They are smaller than an A-2 (the nurses like smaller), and pretty flimsy. There were a total of 4 to work with.

My first step is always stamp right on it and see what happens! Just have to be careful of the thinness of the paper, but this water colored bear worked out ok. Stamping directly onto the card can be fraught with problems, though...

Don't you hate it when that happens?

Easily fixed by cutting it off and making a slightly bigger card. 2 down, 2 to go!

Here's where messing up the bird and balloons was ok; after I cut the card apart I had half of a card to use as a layer! Thinner paper works well with embossing, and I just love the polka dots EF! Thing is, you have to be careful when anchoring to embossing.

That's why debossing is so good- the layers anchor better. Say! See that frame??? Sitting on the desk after a Papertrey order got put away... that's the front of the paper label, cut out and fiddled with a little bit!
All told, about 3 hours, and I felt so good about it! I think another one of those little ribbon spools paired with a set of pre-made cards is next!


Alex said...

Wow Mom, these are all adorable!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

You are on a roll! Love them all. I like the debossed card and will have to try this more often.

Lee Anne said...

Beth - these are wonderful! I can't believe you had all that sitting around and came up with so many different and creative ways to get rid of your stuff!

Jen Carter said...

Awww, these are all so cute! Great work on them all!