Saturday, May 4, 2013

Love Is In The Details - Guest Designer

We have a new guest designer this month, Katie Tate from Both Sides of the Paper.  Welcome, Katie, we are so happy to have you with for the month of May.

Dies used: 
French Pastry Doily, Carnivale Border, Mini Fanciful Flourish
Flourish Leaf Strip, Heartland America and Cutie 4

Today I am sharing my first guest project for Cheery Lynn Designs.  This card is very different from my usual creations, it has no image but instead is filled with technique.  If you follow the trends in card making you must have seen the popularity of the "Frantage" range of embossing enamels and all the wonderful creations people are making.  Well I don't claim to be an expert (gosh this is my first attempt with the product) but this is what I came up with after many hours going from blog to blog to fill my latest Pinterest board :)

I wasn't sure whether the dies would work on the corrugated card, I have only ever used steel rule dies on product this thick, but oh my they cut through like butter! Even the border is cut from the corrugated card (although it got a little squashed as I turned it through the machine a few more times than it needed)
If you can see on the doily the cardstock came pre-embossed, all you have to do is sand it down a little to reveal the color core, a great time saver.

I used some old products here, the paper ribbon and fiber must be close to 10 years old, but I think with the muted tones and the texture to this card that they worked well, good job I'm not very good at purging old product!   Anyway, enough of my rambling, I hope you enjoyed this card and I'll be back next Saturday with another project for you.
For more information regarding the products that Katie used, be sure to visit her blog


  1. This is a lovely project really dressed up the corrugated paper, and turned it into a work of art!

  2. Absolutely beautiful Katie - the frantage really rocks it! Nicola x

  3. Very pretty!! Love the crimping!

  4. This is such a beautiful card, Katie! Love the corrugated card and how you've used the Frantage. Thanks so much for the great inspiration!


    - Jenn

  5. Really cute card and I love all the of my favorites these days. Glad to have you joining us this month.

  6. Awesome card. Like the crimped heart with the arrangment on top. The buttons along the lace are a nice touch too. Nice combo of dies

  7. Awesome card! Fabulous job! LOVE IT!


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