My last convention swap. This was for an Over the Top swap. What does that mean to you? Hard to define for me because a lot of my cards have multiple layers, techniques, and embellishments. I hope this was in the running for all of the talented people I was swapping with!
I have found that the Embossing folders do a great job of embossing both sides of the paper, and the Woodgrain EF is no exception. But I found it a little hard to get it to glue down to a cardbase. SO, I decided to treat it like a Letterpress plate. Here is the sandwich I used with my Big Shot:
- Multipurpose platform-all tabs closed
- Cutting pad
- Open embossing folder
- Cardstock, face down on one half of the embossing folder
- Crease pad
The next little "special" thing I did was with the Apothecary Accents die to create the fancy edge on the end of the banner. I cut the Midnight Muse paper at 2" wide and put it into the die so that only one edge was under the cutting edge. Then I only ran it through enough to cut the edge and then reversed back out. No impression on the rest of the cardstock from the die then! I did the same thing with a 1¾" wide piece of the DSP.
I think the rest of the details are pretty self explanatory. Lots of little details though.
You can see my continued addiction to dimension on cards. The butterflies are even a little fluttery!
This was a full card swap and so I had to do something with the inside, right?! I love that the antennae are a separate stamp.
So, what do you think? Over the Top enough?