Tuesday, April 02, 2019

March Cardmaking - an embossed cardstock with strips of fun paper and a laser printed digital greeting

For our last card I designed this one which was fairly quick and easy!!  I cut a layer 4" x 5.25" to which we applied a strip of double sided tape into which we laid our strips of paper until it was covered all the way across.  Next we embossed a coordinating strip of cardstock and adhered it over the ends we had placed on the double sided tape.  Next, we flagged the bottoms of each strip in an interesting pattern and adhered this large element to a coordinating card front.  The laser printed greetings (Desert Diva) were distressed and then glued to a coordinating layer which were also distressed.  They were adhere to each other and mounted to the front of our card using 3D foam tape.  This sketch was very flexible in that the card could be used in both orientations.  I created one of each with my cards.  The cardstock strip and the flagged strips could also have been mounted on the short width which also gave the option for both orientations by changing the way the greeting was mounted.  A fun card to finish off our evening!!  

March Cardmaking - decorative paper, fun tags and a bit of embossing

For our second card I designed this one which features the tag I cut out of the first card which you can find here.   We used scissors or corner rounders to trim the corners of our tags, coloured our images if they needed it and then added a folded length of ribbon using a coordinating tiny brad.  I used watercolour and chalk on my tags. We adhered our decorative paper (4" x 5.25") to a coordinating card front, embossed our strip of cardstock and then mounted it over the paper,  trimming it to fit.  We mounted our tags with images to the front of our cards using 3D foam tape overlapping the embossed strips. To finish off our cards we trimmed our ribbon ends.   The little owl is from Michelle Perkett and the penny farthing is from StampinUP.    It is always fun to add font greetings to images and it gives you the flexibility to have them be for any occasion you prefer.  


March Cardmaking - golden die cut, beautiful background paper and a gold embossed greeting

Another fun evening with the girls making cards!!!!  For our first card I created these simply elegant ones!!  I cut the frame out of white cardstock.  In order to be efficient I laid out the tag for the next card in the center of the frame which made the off cut useful.  I created registration marks on my magnet sheet for the Big Shot and positioned my rectangle Nestibility so it would cut out a frame in the way that I wanted.  I left space on the bottom so that the girls could gold emboss the greeting of their choice from the Sincere Salutations set (SU).  That was a new experience for all of them so we had a few practice runs and everyone managed to get their greeting well embossed.  I ran the tracing wheel around my frame before I added the decorative paper behind the opening and glued this layer to my coordinating card front.  We then added our coordinating gold die cuts using white glue in a fine tip applicator to ensure a neat finish.  The leaf is Tim Holtz and the dragonfly is Spellbinders.  Very happy with these elegant cards!!           Therese