The Post-Holiday Slow Down – Two-Tone Embossed Ladies Cards

I think I have finally recovered from the holiday season. So much crafting, so many people, and just busy-ness. I was able to do a little bit of non-Christmas related crafting before my family and I travelled to SoCal for the holiday madness. Not much, but I had two birthdays coming up.

Two-Tone Blue Lady Birthday Card Two-Tone Purple Lady Birthday Card

Yup, same card with only color and orientation adjusted. These were for two good friends and it was a card I’ve been wanting to make for a long time.

The original idea came from Stamps n’ Smiles and I really had no idea how to achieve the look when I first found the card, even with the tutorial. Luckily, I have developed a better ability to follow YouTube video tutorials and general paper crafting ability. Her video tutorial is quite good and if you want to make a card like this or hers, check it out!

I used a stamp I found in a closeout sale at an art store, so I don’t know the brand. The paper and ink is Stampin’ Up Blackberry Bliss and Night of Navy, with the background as Whisper White. I used VersaMark Watermark, Recollections white embossing powder, and the Martha Stewart Heat Gun for the embossing. There are also little adhesive pearls from Michaels used to give a little more dimension to the card.

I hope you enjoy and I will be posting more soon!