Tuesday, January 4, 2011

TIPsy Tuesday - Fast Tone-on-Tone Card

Looking to make quick work of a card?  Have a Cricut, Silhouette or other paper cutting system?

Inside message:  "When I met You"

Here's your quick card recipe:
1 sheet of cardstock (light to medium in tone)
Matching ink color
Sponge dauber
Scraps of contrast color paper - cardstock or designer paper

Cut an all over design for your card front on your paper cutting system.  For my card, I used the Storybook Cricut Cartridge and cut the "A Wish Came True" design 4 3/4" high. Consider multiple images too - like several hearts or flourishes.

Sponge the matching ink color over particularly on the edges.

Cut out some flowers, hearts, butterflies - whatever image is appropriate for your card.
Glue everything in place and you are done!

(I have to admit my first go at this card was anything but fast.  I used my usual pressure setting of 4? (next to the highest) for the Cricut.  I had to do a lot of trimming to get my image freed from the rest of the paper and looking good.  I turned up the pressure to the highest setting and the next one came out perfectly and was ready to go in about a minute.   In hindsight, I'd have been better off to just discard the first one since I had plenty of Baja cardstock. I just hate to throw stuff away!)

Tone-on-tone is always elegant.  I love the added visual texture it gives fabric when we use tone-on-tone fabrics for contrast or for the main window treatment design and it can do the same for your cards and scrapbook pages.

Thanks for visiting today!

ingredients:  cardstock:  Baja Breeze, Rose Red from Stampin' Up!
ink:  Baja Breeze
rhinestones:  Hobby Lobby jewelry dept.


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