When I picked up the Detailed Floral Thinlits this afternoon, I immediately knew that I would be using Basic Black with them to instill a dramatic look in my card. The hard question was what other color would I put with it? I was leaning toward Real Red but when I walked over to my card stock stash, Bermuda Bay called my name!
I cut a standard card base from Basic Black and a matte from Bermuda Bay. I used my usual cutting sandwich with a dryer sheet under my card stock and ran it through the Big Shot after placing the Detailed Floral Thinlits at the top and bottom of the matte.
I only ran it through and back through the Big Shot rather than 2X through because I wanted to see if it would cut like that. Indeed it did! All but two little pieces stuck to the dryer sheet so I consider that a successful cut.
I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment from the Floral Phrases stamp set with Versamark and then heat embossed it with the now retired Black Stampin' Emboss Powder.
I placed dots of liquid glue all around the matte and on the little solid areas. I then used my Marsupial Layering Tool to adhere the matte perfectly. Perfectly WRONG! Somehow I turned the matte or the card base upside down! Luckily, I was able to remove the matte, re-glue it and mount it this time, right side up, on a new card base!
Wow! The combo of Basic Black and Bermuda Bay sure pops!
I adhered a tiny bow, using the now retired 1/8" Basic Black Ribbon , using a glue dot and also added three rhinestones.
For the inside of the card, I stamped the matching sentiment and floral stamp using Bermuda Bay. I adhered the matte using Snail Adhesive to finish the card.
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