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Sunday, 1 September 2019

International Art and Soul Challenge 66

The challenge for this fortnight is to Layer it Up. So, we want to see lots of layers, but otherwise, any project is fine!

I recently had a look through all my very old metal templates. Some are just for embossing, some for paper pricking and a few are mixed. One set I haven't used a great deal, and I decided to get them out for another go. I bought them quite early in my cardmaking journey and found them very difficult to use, so I was pleased when I managed to make two different cards without too much difficulty!

The templates are from Lucido, and I used a couple of different ones.

My first attempt. The template is for cutting, pricking and stitching, as well as embossing, but I didn't use the embossing sectins. The paper is from a Dovecraft set called Garden Party. I cut out the heart and centre shapes by hand, and edged them with some Distress Ink before assembly. I pricked the holes and stitched with maching embroidery thread, and completed the effecgt with a sticky gem. The image itself comprises three paper layers, so it total, there are 7 layers in the design.

The second card is actually my favourite of the two, but the photos really don't do it justice.


A different template, and this time I've used some plain card, some Papermania paper and some gorgeous glitter card. Stitching was again using machine embroidery thread, and this one has a total of 6 layers.

2 comments:

Chriss America Real said...

These cards are absolutely stunning! So lovely and elegant .

Hugs,

Chriss

Margaret said...

Beautiful cards Josephine. I love the top one the best. Such pretty colors. Hugs, Maggie

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