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The backgrounds were done using using the Mega MountTM, and Cover-A-CardsTM Wood Grain on top (Pink toothy cardstock inked with Brilliance Moonlight White and heat gun dried), and Hearts (White Laid cardstock inked with VersaMark with Rangers Enchanted Gold embossing powder). The Wood Grain was used on top for a watery look and the heart layers are torn and then embossed on the torn portion with the embossing powder again for a faux heats and sand look. Gold cord was run through the lace and then mounted in the center of the card. (If you click on the card, you will be able to see the grain on the different cardstocks. I think that really made the card even more special.)
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE MEGA MOUNT USED WITH THE LARGE 5.75" STAMPS YOU CAN VIEW IT HERE. *Note - I happen to stamp on enough cardstock to take the whole stamp and I use my mount sitting down and rocking it from the bottom to the top, instead of left to right. Whatever floats our boat, right? :-) I like the leftovers for the inside and envelope. etc.
I ran some more white cardstock through my Cuttlebug with a Spellbinders Lacy Squares die and then stamped the You're Sweet with Memento Cottage Ivy. The words can also be purchased as part of Red Rubber Cling Set Sweet Hearts or Clear Stamp Set Sweet Hearts. The words were also mounted with 3D pop dots.
The embellishments are 5, 3, and 2mm pearl stickers mounted with Glossy Accents to make them more permanent for mailing. The buttons are leftovers I have had for eons. The gold cords was used for them as well and they are mounted with large glue dots. The faux stitching was done with Spica At You Olive Green pen and Signa Uniball White pen.
As a finishing touch to the card, I edged the inside of the card and envelope with remnants from the backgrounds.
Now check out the DT members creations on their blogs below for more beautiful cards created with the NEW SPRING stamps too:
Image: Impression Obsession - Cover-A-CardTM Wood Grain and Hearts; You're Sweet
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth and Laid cardstock, Pink cardstock with a tooth look
Inks: Brilliance Galaxy Gold and Moonlight White, Memento Cottage Ivy, VersaMark; Twinkling H2O's Gold Sand, Nutty Oak, Mallard Green, Warm Pecan
Accessories: Niji Waterbrush, Glossy Accents, Spellbinders Lacy Squares, 5, 3,and 2MM pearl stickers, Kreinik Gold Cord, 3 mother of pearl, Spica AtYou Olive Green pen, Signa Uniball White pen.
I am closer to posting some more cards!!! Yikes!! Thanks for stopping by to look and share all!!