You are so very special

Susan Cobb

You are so very special
By Susan Cobb

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Designer's Tip: I used the template to create beautiful patterns with ink, then with the template still in place, I added Versamark ink randomly over the top and sprinkled the Fran-tage embossing enamels over the Versamark and heated it. The enamels within the inked pattern create a beautiful look.



  1. Trim the card to a 5" square, then place it with the fold at the top. Cut a 4 3/4" piece of craft cardstock. Place the Pattern Strips template over the cardstock and anchor it in place with stencil tape. Use the Stylus and sponge tips to add ocean, white, and green inks over the open spaces of the template. Remove the template and randomly add silver ink.
  2. Replace the template and add shabby blue and aged silver embossing enamels. Carefully remove the template so as not to disturb the embossing enamels. Heat the cardstock from underneath to melt the embossing enamels, moving the heat and watching carefully to not overheat the cardstock.
  3. Glue the cardstock centered on the card front. Stamp "You are so very special" on craft cardstock with Ocean ink, then trim into a tag shape. Ink the edges with VersaMark ink, then sprinkle the edges with aged silver embossing enamel and emboss with the heat tool. Punch a 3/4" circle and ink it with VersaMark. Sprinkle with aged silver embossing enamel and emboss with the heat tool. Zot a white flower to the right side of the card front, then foam tape the enameled circle to the center. Foam tape the tag near the flower as shown. Wrap the lower card front with aqua metallic ribbon and tie as shown.