I came "this close" to walking away from this card as it just was not right. The tags looked okay, the greeting was okay but it was just off. The original version was layered only on Calypso Coral and Whisper White and there was just too much open space.
As a last try before giving up, I added two more layers of card stock in Pear Pizzazz and Crushed Curry and it saved the day. Layers are one of my favorite tools when rubber stamping. It doesn’t take a lot of effort to add a layer or two and if it doesn’t work you can always reuse the card stock on another card.
And when it works it feels great!
For this card, I stamped the Corner Garden stamp in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I then cut the image into three pieces each just shy of 1-1/2" wide. I punched each piece with the Note Tag Punch being sure to keep the bottom edge even.
I then burnished the ink on with a sponge dauber. The inks I used were Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry and Coastal Cabana. The Coastal Cabana turned green with the addition of the Crushed Curry ink so I used card stock in Pear Pizzazz to match the green on the tag.
The greeting is from the Simply Wonderful stamp set and the ribbon from the Best Year Ever accessory pack both sale-a-bration freebies that you can choose from with each $60 order placed.
I knotted the Calypso Coral ribbon and then twisted it holding the ribbon in place with mini glue dots. And now that the card is finished with all its layers, I like it. What do you think?
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