Thursday, 15 September 2011

Starting Out... a gift card turning into a Christmas Card but with a small difference.... 

I had scraps of coloured cardstock sitting on my desk after completing a couple of other projects & instead of putting it all away, I thought I would attempt to make a small gift card.  Once I finished it & as I have to create a "Master Plan" for tomorrow's class, I took it one step further & created a Christmas Card.

I used Retired DSP on this card, but it can be quickly turned into a completely different card using the DSP - Letters From Santa which is the current Xmas Paper or any DSP for that matter!

Base Card - Cherry Cobbler - 5 7/8" x 4 1/4" or 15cm x 10.5cm
Layer 1 - DSP - 5 3/4" x 4" or 14cm x 10cm
Layer 2 - Cherry Cobler - 5" x 3 5/8" or 12.5cm x 9.5cm - Scored in half
Layer 3 - Old Olive - 4 7/8" x 3 1/2" or 12cm x 9cm
Layer 4 - Very Vanilla - 4 3/4" x 3 3/8" or 11.5cm x 8.5cm

Using my SU Marker - Chocolate Chip, I drew squiggley lines around the edge of the Very Vanilla Cardstock.  I stamped my 2 images using Cherry Cobbler & Old Olive Inks direct onto Very Vanilla Cardstock.  I drew 2 lines from the images to the border around the card using my SU Markers - Chocolate Chip

This piece was adhered to Olid Olive Cardstock & then to the Cherry Cobbler Cardstock.  Using 2-Way Glue, I randomly applied this to the stamped images & applied Dazzling Diamonds - cannot be seen very well in the photo.  This was my original gift card.

I adhered a piece of Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon to the lower half of the DSP, tied a knot & then adhered to the Base Card - Cherry Cobbler.  The Gift Card was then adhered to the LHS of the Base Card - as per photo.

I stamped the sentiment using Chocolate Chip Ink onto Very Vanilla, punched using my Oval Punch & adhered to a piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock which had been punched using the Scallop Oval Punch.  I adhered this to the Base Card.

Supplies -
Stamp Set - Tree Trimmings, Short & Sweet
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
DSP - Jolly Holiday - Retired
Punches - Scallop Oval, Large Oval
Ribbon - 5/8" Grosgrain - Very Vanilla
Accessories - Tombow, Dazzling Diamonds, SU Markers, 2-Way Glue

Until next time, Enjoy!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow Vicky, I really love this. The fancy fold is very clever. Your faux stitching and placement of the elements is perfect. Really gorgeous.


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