Tuesday, May 8, 2012

"Go to" Cards

Hey there bloggers Rita Barakat here!
Today I have a quick tip on cards.
 I don't make a ton of cards but when I do, most of the time, you wont see sentiments on them.
Why? You ask? I am so glad you asked that question!
Because I need "go to" cards!
A card that can fit any situation in a  pinch!
If I need a card I find one to match the recipients personality,
add an appropriate sentiment and personal note and I can have it
ready in a snap- perfect and prsonal made just for them!
These cards were made for just such an occasion!
These polka dots were made
with the background basics 2 stamp from The Rubber Cafe.
They were stamped & heat embossed on textured black cardstock,
then I colored over them with metallic Gelatos (you didn't think I was going to
make a card with out Gelatos did you?)
I spread the color with a wet paint brush and the embossed sections acted like a resist.
I cut it up and mounted it onto the actual card - easy!
Do you make any "go to" cards?

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-background basics 2 stamps
Ink:  Versa Mark Ink and clear embossing powder, The Rubber Cafe', Metallic Gelatos
Paper: cardstock
Adhesives:  The Rubber Cafe' -Scrap Happy Glue
Tools:  circle punch

1 comment:

Karen T said...

Rita, this is a great idea, and great use of the background stamp I never seem to have the time to make a card when I need one going to have to start making some 'Go to' cards of my own! :)