Saturday, 16 July 2011

Crimping...

I created this card a couple of weeks ago but didn't get round to posting it.  I remember seeing this card ages ago & it has always stuck in my mind.  It has been CASEd from another SU Demonstrator, whose names slips my mind as her details were not on the card.  Once I find out, I will give her the much credit she deserves as it is a beautiful creation.  I changed mine using the colours of Concord Crush & Not Quiet Navy.

It is such a long long time since I last used my Crimper.  A technique long past revisiting.

After sealing my envelope, I cut it about 1 1/2" or 4cm from top - shorter side.  Ink your image using Concord Crush Ink & stamp image onto bottom part of envelope.  Stamp 2nd image again using Concrush Crush Ink & randomly stamp around the edges of your card - top & bottom.  For the top, I also stamped off a couple of times, just to give it another look.

I sponged around the edges of both top & bottom using my SU Sponge & Concord Crush Ink.  Are you sick of Concord Crush yet?????  I wrapped Satin Ribbon - Not Quiet Navy around the top part of the envelope & tied a bow off centre at the front.

These instructions sound very familiar that I could have sworn that I had posted this, but after searching my blog high & low, no result!  So on with the story....

Placing the bottom half of the card into the Crimper sideways, I proceeded to put it through the Crimper.
I stamped my greeting onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock in Not Quiet Navy - yep, I've changed colours......  Punched the greeting out using my Large Oval Punch, sponged around the edges with Not Quiet Navy, adhered to card with a SU Dimensional & placed a small Pearl in the center of the greeting, as well as a larger Pearl to the centre of the Medallion Stamp.

For the inside, I cut a piece of Concord Crush Cardstock - 4 1/2" x 4" or 11.5cm x 10cm.  I cut another piece using Whisper White Cardstock - 4 3/8" x 3 7/8" or 11cm x 9.5cm.  I stamped my image using Not Quiet Navy Ink, sponged the edges in the same colour & adhered to the Concord Crush Cardstock.  I placed a couple of small Pearls to the centre of the flowers.

All in all a really lovely creative card using a techinque which has been around for yonks, but not seen that much now.  It is still one of my favourites & probably always will be.  Note to self - start using Crimper more often!

Supplies -
Stamp Set - Medallion, Just Believe, Oval All
Cardstock - Whisper White, Concord Crush
Ink - Not Quiet Navy, Concord Crush
Punches - Large Oval
Ribbon - Satin - Not Quiet Navy
Accessories - Crimper, SU Envelope, Snail Adhesive, Basic Pearls, SU Sponge, SU Dimensionals


Until next time, Enjoy!

2 comments:

Juliette Chapman said...

Ooh Vicky this is gorgeous. I was lucky to receive a card like this last year but I have not as yet made one. You have used colours I love and two of my favorite stamp sets. Just love it.

stampingwithkris said...

This is just so pretty. Love the colours, love the stamps and love these crimped cards. Stunning.

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