Tuesday, May 6, 2008

No Stamping Required!

It's extremely rare that I do a scrapbook page, let alone a card, with no stamping at all, but here is one. A friend asked me to make some graduation cards for her and requested the Mahatma Ghandi quote "...be the change you want to see in the world." Since I didn't have a stamp with the quote, I generated it on my computer, and then used the Textile Cuttlebug embossing folder as my background. I used the "negative effect" for the embossed layer - inking up the negative side of the embossing folder before inserting the cardstock and running it through the machine. This technique was featured in TLC160 in mid-March.

Cardstock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Basic Grey
Ink: Basic Grey
Accessories: Basic Grey Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Brads
Other: Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder


Firenze said...

Hi Carol - I'm also in love with my embossing folders and Big Shot machine! Love this card - the negative technique is so cool - and I really like the colours you've used here.
Hi from Cape Town!

Nancy Riley said...

Very dramatic ... love it, Carol!

StampMom said...

This is so pretty and I LOVE this quote -- totally stealing it to use for some college students I know who are graduating. Thanks for the idea!!