I think I might be getting back into my card-making groove. I spent a little time yesterday playing around with the thick chipboard accents for Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday #34 challenge.
I’m not sure how I feel about this card, though. I went really, really simple on the chipboard accents, using my spellbinders square and rectangle dies to make little gift boxes. I thought it would be cute to wrap them with some twine, but that presented problems when I went to adhere them to the card. It is a one-layer card, which didn’t leave much room for error with glue – I always seem to end up with warping.
I finally adhered them with Glossy Accents because all the other glues I tried were so weak, but there was some warping on the cardstock. I adhered another panel of white cardstock to the back of the card front, but it still has a bit of a bend.
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Also, I wish I hadn’t stamped that extra sentiment in red. After I stamped it, I thought it looked goofy having two sentiments with the word ‘wishes’ in them. I also wish I would have used a darker grey for the sheet music background stamping. But, oh well!
I seem to be on this white, single-layer card kick. I’ve avoided it for so long, because I’m not confident enough in my stamping skills – it’s so much easier to hide things with matting and extra layers!