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To make anything coordinate, make sure there are parts that flow from one to the other, or are part of the every card. I chose to keep the backgrounds the same and add glitter or bling in one form or another. The colors used are are similar as well.
So lets look at the steps.
Cut out the cards in white cardstock.
I first sprayed the stencil and found it was too bright.
Ended up redoing this and used a blending tool and ink with the stencil to create a softer background. I used Frayed Burlap for the ink.
After stenciling, I used the same ink to go around the edges. Some a little darker than other, some I also inked up the center.
Onto the cards.
Images were stamped in a bold ink and heat embossed. Sentiment was stamped in black and on the left card. Heat embossed and fussy cut the sentiment. The saying on the right, I did not heat emboss, but wish I had. Add sequins, and stapled the tag onto the card. 2 down.
Ok, lets talk about the glitter. This is my favorite trick and a good "secret".
Heidi Swapp makes these Lettered signs and a glitter tape to cover the outside. Well, that tape is the best thing ever for embellishments. Is is self sticking and is a vinyl so very strong.
Comes in a roll. You cut off what you need and die cut.
Click and take a close look at the lettering, The same was done with the hearts.
So the repeating elements are: sequins or Glitter. Similar Ink and Coordinating colors. Staples and the same background. As a group, they appear to have the theme of someone leaving or going, probably a co-worker. Individually they have interest, but need to be in a set to relay the message. This is a good beginning to a pocket card.
That is it for me, you next stop is: Deb at Deb du scrappin
Office Space Kit for July
Other supplies: Archival ink: Black, Potting Soil, Red Carnation, Orange Blossom
Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap
Heidi Swapp: Tape
Tim Holtz: Tiny attatcher
miscellaneous: brad, sequins, dies,