Wanted a VERY narrow black strip between the embossed and DSP panels since the black mat for the focal image was so narrow. But I DID want it to be a layer, not just a drawn line. So I took a scrap of lighterweight white c/s and used a black Copic to make a narrow black border. This way, when the card is viewed from the side, you don't see a black panel peeking out. And, you don't have the "bump" that you sometimes get when only using a thin strip under your layer. (Hope that makes sense!)
Used glossy accents to adhere a small button border below the sentiment.
Date: Monday, May 26, 2014 GMT Views: 691
Registered: January 20, 2011 Location: Beautiful British Columbia Posts: 7311
Mon, May 26, 2014 @ 5:16 PM
So sweet Debbie. Your co-worker will LOVE this. The embossed dots really play off the border of buttons - great design. Your coloring is impeccable as always ... and it's such a sweet image from Penny Black ... makes me smile :)
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Mon, May 26, 2014 @ 9:18 PM
Absolutely Adorable baby girl card Debbie. I loved your faux black layer, choice of DSP, Dry EB Background, beautifully colored sweet main image. Your buttons are so cute and such a nice touch too. Your friend will treasure your card. TFS my friend.
Registered: September 24, 2008 Location: Victoria, Australia Posts: 6489
Sat, May 31, 2014 @ 10:26 PM
Very sweet and adorable! I love how you did that thin black layer with the Copic - very clever and storing that little bit of info away (and thanks for explaining how you did it so well). Gorgeous colouring of the hedgie too :-) And into my favourites it goes......