Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A new year, a new card...

Happy new year to you. I've been absent because I started working as a design team member at EK Success. I go in a few days a week and work on various projects. Some are for Martha Stewart's HSN products (I will alert you later this month when we have our January show coming up.) Some are for new packaging for EK Tools. It's a dream job so I'm still pinching myself to see if I'm dreaming. *smile* I will be posting some of the projects in the near future so continue to tune in.

While on vacation though, I had to make a few birthday cards for friends so I relied on a design that is quick and easy. (A tutorial can be found in the sidebar under "Pages".) I used a pad of Recollections paper that had a nice weight and cool patterns on a kraft background. There was also nice gold embossing that added a snazzy touch to the resulting card.

I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of the solid kraft, then matted it twice and popped it up with foam squares.  I glued down the front panel on just three sides so that I could slip a gift card in the resulting pocket.

And as you can see from this angle, I used smaller pieces of the same papers for my greeting inside.

After I made my diagonal cut, I realized that if I wanted maximum exposure of the patterned side, it required folding the card unconventionally. Let's just call it serendipity.

Before I go, I just have to share some good news. I was told that this card that I submitted to my gallery last July over at Splitcoast Stampers, was chosen as one of the Favorites of 2012. I've got a big smile on my face over that fact.

Thanks for visiting!


Leslie Hanna said...

Yay for the job (nice!), yay for the shout-out, and YAY for being back here. Happy New Year!

Chrissy (thescrapgirl) said...

Congrats on the job!
It is a pleasure to get paid for doing what you love!

S said...

Congrats on the job. And I really like that card, I've that shape before but have never tried it - very cool effect.

Sandy Ang said...

your card looks wonderful. love the kraft