Friday, February 12, 2016

Swirls for As You See It Challenges

This Friday, on As You See It Challenges, we are having a theme challenge and the theme is Swirls! As soon as I saw it, my mind went immediately to Everything Eleanor, one of my favourite all time stamp sets, and a big part of its appeal is the beautiful flourish that's one of the images.

I was going for a sympathy/thinking of you type card, fairly clean and simple, but I needed an elegant, swirly font. Do you think I could find anything? I finally settled on An Open Heart, which has a nice sentiment, but it is definitely not swirly!

  • I've created some interesting borders by the size of my panels using Mint Macaron and Basic Black.
  • I heat embossed the black swirl onto the Whisper White cardstock. That took about 2 do-overs as I was getting such incomplete coverage. (A word of warning: stamp your sentiment first, making sure it is straight before doing the embossing, but make sure the sentiment has time to thoroughly dry.)
  • In the end it needed a little sumthin' sumthin' to complete the look so I added some Rhinestones in the swirls.
This weekend, I will be in OK Falls, hosting our annual Creative Winter Escape with my stampin' friends down there! I know it's going to be a lot of fun. I'll try to have some photos on Monday.

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