This is a basic matchbook card and I'm going to demonstrate how to "kick it up a notch" as Emeril would say. Speaking of Emeril, I have two autographed books from Emeril. My name is in them too. My brother-in-law, Steve, was Emeril's business lawyer when Steve worked out of New Orleans. Wasn't that sweet of him? Anyhoo, back to business. For instructions on how to make a matchbook card take a peak here.
Inking around the edges of one, or more, layers adds interest and depth. Dab sponge into colour and swipe it around the edges. The flash of the camera washed out the colour, but believe me, it's really there.
Glue the ever-so-popular gems onto your image.
Remember those ever-so-popular scissors were have stored far back in our drawers or basements? Pull them out and reintroduce them to your studio by cutting fancy corners on your papers. I use mine all the time now.
Pop dots, pop dots, pop dots. There is a reason for this craze--it adds so, so much to your card.
Notice all the layers? Even the sentiment works as an embellishment. Don't forget about all those unused sentiments you might have kicking around. Notice how the brads and gems match the cardsock and designer paper? Again, it is another little touch that goes a long way.
Have fun kicking your cards up a notch.