I chose to make a Mother's Day card for my mom, figuring I'd be ahead of the game when it rolls around next month! I used the Katie Label Pivot die and some of my favorite paper from My Mind's Eye. The card base is kraft paper that I first embossed with Karen's new Damask embossing folder. After I embossed the front, I experimented with highlighting the embossing with white paint...which didn't really go as planned, so I painted it all white and then sanded it off to show the embossing. On the bottom, I added a panel of paper and a border cut using one of the edge dies from Karen's Agatha Edges set.
BRILLIANT BURNISTON DESIGN TRICK ALERT! A few weeks ago I was struggling with trying to adhere an intricate die cut onto a card. I got gooey adhesive everywhere and almost ruined my card. While whining to Karen about it she said, 'just run your cardstock through the Xyron, die cut your piece, and then peel the backing off and stick it down.' Brilliant! After die cutting the flourishes above (also from the Agatha Edges) and trying unsuccessfully to get glue on them without making a mess, I remembered Karen's tip. I tried it and my life has been changed! I defy you to find one tiny bit of residue on that flourish. Brilliant, I tell you!
You can find most everything I used to make my card at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Remember to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% on your order! You might also notice that there are two links for the Karen Burniston dies. I've also included a link to Elizabeth Crafts, just in case IE happens to be out of the dies I've used. Please note that you cannot use the 10% discount code there, but it will give you another opportunity to pick up these great dies.