Hi bloggers! Since we have been on girlie overload for the past few days, I thought I would show a rather unisex card for today. I do apologise, however, as it got a tiny bit damaged on the flight home from Florida last time so it has a bit of a wave to the sides. To begin the card, I picked a piece of rusty red card (tomato red) for my background. I used the Antique Labels One die from Justrite to cut an aperture in the centre of the card. Next I embossed the background with the Brick/Bark embossibility folder. I added a tan mat (which doesn't really show up in the photo well) and then a black background. I used a score board to put small horizontal lines in the background edges. I also used black Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue to do a row of dots on either side. I stamped the Friends labels One stamp in black on taupe card and embossed it with clear powder. I used the two smaller stamps and stamped them on to taupe card also. The top and bottom one match, but I changed the small sentiment on them. The centre one is a different stamp from the set, but I cut out all three with the matching die. I inked them with Antique linen while in the die.
I added 3D foam to the back of my embossed background for depth and dimension. I added the smaller stamped die cut to the centre and then the two matching stamped die cuts to the top and bottom of the card. I added a double mat of taupe card and just pierced the inner layer on the sides this time. While there probably isn't as much versatility in this type of card, it would probably work in some of those situations that are difficult to find just the right thing that isn't too frilly. Maybe you can offer up a few other ideas for occasions that it could be used for. Finished dimensions are 7" x 7 1/2" in size. All for now, Sue x