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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Houndstooth Embossed Card

Inspired by a card designed by Sherrie Barron, I created this card.


Stampin' Up! Products
  • Riding Hood Red cardbase is 5 1/4" x 8" and then folded
  • Whisper White cardstock is cut at 4 1/4" x 2 1/8"
  • Night & Day Speciality Designer Series Paper (DSP) is cut at 3 7/8" x 1 1/2"
  • Scallop Trim Border punch
  • Riding Hood Red butterfly is cut using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit die
  • Happy Birthday (from the Well Scripted stamp set) is stamped in Basic Black
  • 3/16" Corner Rounder punch
  • Mini Glue Dots
Other Products
  • Ribbon
  • Houndstooth embossing folder

Directions
  1. The card front only is embossed using a houndstooth embossing folder.  A typical folded cardbase measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"; however, the embossing folder only accommodates 5 1/4" x 4".  That is one of the benefits of purchasing Stampin' Up! embossing folders, they are designed to emboss the entire card front of a 5 1/2" x 4" folded cardbase.
  2. Top layers - Whisper White cardstock is first cut at 4 1/4” x 2 1/8".  Using the Scallop Trim Border punch, I punched one side and then trimmed it down to 3 7/8" x 2 1/8" so that the punched border is centered perfectly.  I am bit of a perfectionist.
  3. Stamp Happy Birthday in the upper left hand corner
  4. Apply adhesive to the wrong side/bottom edge only of your Whisper White stamped piece.  Attached this piece to the DSP; exposing 3/4" of the DSP
  5. Round all four corners using the corner rounder punch
  6. Using your favorite method*, tie a knot in the ribbon and wrap it around
  7. Apply adhesive to the back of these layers and affix it to your card base
  8. Add a glue dot to the back of the butterfly and affix on card.
*Tying ribbon can be challenging.  I recently discovered two great videos on tying knots and bows.  Darlene created two fantastic videos showing different ways of tying ribbon.  You can view her videos here.  Please take the time to comment on Darlene's blog to show your appreciation of her sharing her talents with you.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Oh, the Night and Day dsp is my FAVORITE! what a great card!