Embellishments add personality and flair to cards by enhancing the style and beauty of rubber stamps. Most embellishments are the final touch, while others become the building blocks for the project.
Some sample details to consider are: tiny tags with messages, a row of eyelets, hearts wrapped in wire, charms with ribbons attached, beads hanging from a tag, brads holding layers of paper together, torn vellum, tiny buttons or even sewing with complimentary thread.
Start with a theme of stamps to build a card or scrapbook page layout. Coordinate inks and papers for your desired look. Stamp, color and arrange your card. Organize your embellishments in a preferred manner. Once you have determined the placement, adhere items to your project.
The top sample shows a few details such as torn stamped paper, a message clipped close and displayed verticle, eyeltes to attach papers, tags dipped in coffee for an aged look, and finaly an old key tied with leather.
The sample tag at the bottom of this article has many examples of simple details. A torn page from an old book was adhered to the tag, vintage script and hearts added, a shadow stamped over the hole with a hole protector. A Library pocket was used as an envelope to hold other tags with messages, all secured with a brad and buttons to cover. Alphabet tiles were stamped with tiny Shadow Stamps (stamped off) for an imperfect look. A torn piece of vellum allows the heart to peek through with tiny buttons atop. The final touch is a small photo of a child, and string to match.
Cards such as these become gifts in themselves.