Thursday, 5 May 2011
Baby Cards from Fox and Friends
I like to mat things. For those new to the craft, matting is layering one piece of card over another to produce a nice frame around something. Matting sets off things you are trying to highlight. As you can see from the picture, I have matted the striped paper onto Whisper White cardstock then attached it to the plain blue cardstock.
I must love matting things! I wanted to stamp some images onto Crumbcake patterned cardstock, but wanted it to stand out a little more, so I matted the images onto Pumpkin Pie cardstock using the square scallop punch. I then used the matching Pumpkin pie Grosgrain ribbon (and matted that too) to run underneath the card. Lots of people run their ribbon under the mat to give it a nice finish. I'm afraid I don't do it as I have often stuck all the mats down by the time I think of adding something else.