Ahoy, Mateys! It's Friday and time to go digging for Buried Treasure. This time the search for treasure took me back to October 23, 2009 and this classic fall card. As I was perusing the archives, the fall colors and texture of this card caught my attention and I immediately saw several opportunities for updating.
Layout Options: This layout is perfect for a larger image and for showing off texture. Imagine the new Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder used on the card base. Or how about the Snow Burst folder with a winter image? Flag a sentiment and extend it where the current sentiment is located. With fall knocking at our door, the leaves from Gently Falling or a collage made with French Foliage would work perfectly for the image.
Embellishment Updates: Baker's Twine could replace the hemp twine. Or instead of the greeting, how about a big, bold beautiful bow made with 1 -1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon or Satin Ribbon for a more elegant look? I could also see using a Border Punch.
Techniques: Curl the corners of the central image and distress the edges, too! Pull out the Color Spritzer Tool! How beautiful would it be to use the Inlaid Embossing technique or showcase your image by using emboss resist. Just let your imagination soar!
I know that you have some Buried Treasure in your past just waiting for an update! Dig it up and give it a make-over. As for me...I will be making over this card in the near future. But first I have challenge cards to design.
Blog Candy Reminder
Don't forget that I am celebrating my one millionth hit and I would love for YOU to celebrate with me. Is there any better way to celebrate than with Blog Candy??? I will be giving away the following to one lucky person:
A $100 Stampin' Schach Gift Certificate
One winner will be selected from all comments left on any post dated September 14th through 6:00 PM CST on Monday, September 19th. After 6:00 PM on Monday, I will use the random number generator from Random.org to select the winning number for me. I will then make a quick post to let you know the winner. The winner will have 48 hours from the time of the Winner's post to contact me.
Here is the fine print:
- The gift certificate can only be redeemed through me.
- You must use your gift certificate prior to December 31, 2011.
- Merchandise can only be sent to US addresses as per Stampin' Up! regulations.
Here are the posts from which I will be selecting the winner. You may post on one or all!
Wednesday: Original Blog Candy Post
Thursday: Pals Paper Arts Card
Friday: Buried Treasure
Saturday: The Paper Players Peek
Sunday: The Paper Players Challenge
Monday: Random Card
I debated on whether to offer a Big Shot, but since you may already have one, I decided on the Gift Certificate. Just think of all the pearls you can buy with this!!! Good luck, my friends! Until next time...