Paper Therapy Challenge #21 - Technique

Monday, February 21, 2011

Good morning and Happy President's Day! It's time for the next challenge over at Paper Therapy! This week it's a technique challenge. Use the Negative part of a die-cut on your project. There are many possibilities for this. I would love to see you get creative and join us!

My brother recently graduated from college, so I needed a Congrats card. I chose my color palette, decided to use an embossing folder, and then cut out the die-cut from that. So, first I cut the vertical strips of cardstock, arranged them, flipped it over, and taped them together using Scotch tape. Then I ran it thru the Spellbinder's Wizard to cut out the die shape in the center. After that, I ran it thru again using the Tiny Mosaic Embossing Folder! It was so fun to watch the background come together! A couple buttons and some Baker's Twine are the finishing touches to this masculine card. I would love to hear your feedback. Thanks for visiting me today!

Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Cap: Year After Year; congratulations: Hugs & Wishes
Cardstock: SU - Very Vanilla, Kraft, Brocade Blue, Bashful Blue
Ink: Tsukineko VersaMagic - Jumbo Java
Other: Nesties Large Labels, Tiny Mosaic CB Emb. Folder, Buttons-SU, Twinery Twine, Dimensionals


  1. I love this card Nicki! The background is brain jsut seems to forget about my embossing plates...poor babies. Thanks for reminding me how awesome they can be!

  2. Hi Nicki... What a great card. Love all the texture and Yummy Twine... :)..Have a great week!!

  3. This is fantastic, Nicki! The unique background uses a great color combo. I love the twine and buttons, too. Excellent job!
    Congratulations to your brother, too!

  4. I just found your site on Stampin Up. I love the background idea - thank you for the inspiration.


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