For todays card I am going to make use of those A2 Matting Basics that you may have in your "Stash" I am also incorporating some of the Distressed Edges that I must admit to not having used for a long time. I am keeping this as a clean and simple card.
- S5-131 A2 Matting Basics A
- S5-132 A2 Matting Basics B
- S5-174 A2 Distressed Edges (Retired)
- E3DS-006 Need a Rope (Embossing Folder)
- SES-006 Circles and Diamonds (Embossing Folder)
- S4-642 Twisted Floral Tags
- S2-187 Happy Birthday Garland
- PL-001 Platinum Die Cutting Machine
With die #8 from the A set cut two in cream and Create a Hinged card
With #7 from Distressed Edges cut one in turquoise
With #7 from Matting Basics A cut a layer in cream
With #8 from Matting Basics B cut a layer in turquoise
With #6 from Distressed Edges cut the last layer in cream.
(Die #1 is always the smallest)
Emboss the last two layers that you have cut and use a different pattern on each one.
Layer together with foam tape in between
With the double ended tag I have cut this twice and glued them together for strength
Add to the previous layers with foam tape and wrap all these layers with Bakers Twine splaying out the strands as you go.
Tie a knot where they cross over and add in your charm, tying in another knot to keep the charm in place.
Finish by tying a small bow in the twine.
Dot with a little glue to stop the bow untying
Flat glue the cream and turquoise middle layers together and add to the base card with foam tape.
Add the embossed panel to the top of these and then add all to the base card ... making sure that you have everything the correct way round
Cut the sentiment three times and glue together for strength and then with your scissors divide the words and add to the front panel of your card
I have added in no other embellishments to this card and although there is depth to it you will still be able to get it into a standard sized envelope
More tomorrow ...