Inspired by the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set, I decided to emboss the largest solid image stamp using versa mark ink and gold embossing powder. The result was stunning, and reminded me of a doorknob plate… so my red door cards evolved!In Asian cultures, a red door is deemed auspicious, symbolizing happy occasions. I’ve always wanted a Cherry Cobbler colored front door… LOL, but it just wouldn’t look right against the gold brick of my home!A Cherry Cobbler Antique Brad Layered Button serves as a door knob on the plate of the door. I love the distressed worn look of the embossed image, don’t you? The sentiment, embossed on Cherry Cobbler card stock provides a little contrast and definition against the Basic Black, Soft Suede, Poppy Parade and Mocha Morning DSP layers and was attached using stampin’ dimensionals.The stampin’ dimensional “pop dots” raise the sentiment up, but still not higher than the button layered brad. The corners on the sentiment were eased into a gentle curve using a sanding block… really easy to do for a gentle curve!So… I had a doorknob red door card, and that inspired me to attempt a keyhole red door card!The keyhole was created using a circle punch, exacto knife or craft knife and the self healing mat from my mat pack (a favorite tool).This time a smaller sentiment from the “A Word For You” stamp set was embossed and punched using the large oval punch, backed with the scallop oval punch piece, and popped to the card front!
Tomorrow I WILL have the Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge card ready to view… LOL, and I even know that it’s Wednesday!! It’s been crazy busy here… hope life is treating you well!
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Red Door Cards – Door Knob and Keyhole
Stamps: Everything Eleanor WM 124162/ CM 124164, A Word For You WM 117032 / CM 120528
Papers: Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP), Basic Black 122366, Soft Suede 115318, Cherry Cobbler 119685, and Poppy Parade 1119793 Card Stock
Inks: Versa Mark Embossing Ink 102283
Terrific Tools: Exacto Knife (non-SU), Large Oval Punch 119855, Scallop Oval Punch 119856, 3/4” Circle Punch 119868, Mat Pack 105826, Paper Piercing Tool 116631, Sanding Block 124304, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy 103083
Awesome Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430, Gold Brads 104337, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder 109129, Antique Brads 117273, Regals Buttons 119744