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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Ways to Improve Your Cards

If you're like me, lists become an important key to functioning optimally once you hit a certain, ahem, age... Whether it's a "to do" list for the day, the week, or winter vacation, I need something tangible to continually jog my memory. Of course some things get delayed or completely deleted from the list, but it's a good starting point. Teasing out this idea a bit, I developed this basic "to do" list to keep handy when creating cards. It may be helpful to you, too!

Ways to improve your cards. Have you…

• Layered your cardstock and/or added Designer Paper?

• Altered your edges and/or larger pieces (tearing, sponging, piercing, stippling, folding, crimping)?

• Stamped a background with ink or Versamark using an individual image, wheel or brayering a large background stamp?

• Used punches for large layered shapes, tags, words, corners, borders?

• Colored your images (markers, Blender Pens, Stampin' Pastels)?

• Cut out your image for layering or 3-D affect?

• Masked your images to add additional stamped images or sponging?

• Embossed your images?

• Used markers, paper piercer or white pen to add borders & highlights (3-D effect, faux stitching, dots & squiggles, doodles, etc.)?

• Added embellishments (flowers, glitter, brads, buttons, ribbon, hemp, etc.)?

• Stamped your envelope to match the card?

1 comment:

Heather said...

Great checklist! Sometimes you need just a little something to add your card some zip.