Happy Tuesday! Today marks the 100th blog post! It’s a small milestone, but one none the less. Milestones are something to celebrate no matter how big or small. We celebrate with cheers, cakes, or time off. Today’s card is all about relaxing. This is one of my favorite images for birthday cards for the men in my life. They all work so hard and rarely take time off to really relax. This image is something I wish they would do more of, just to enjoy the world they help build.
I started out with a Misty Moonlight card base that measures 8-1/2″x5-1/2″ and is scored at 4-1/4″ for a crisp fold.
Next, I cut a piece of Playing with Patterns 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) to 4-1/4″x5-1/2″, then cut it diagonally. When I cut diagonally, I place both corners on my cutting track and start cutting from the middle of the DSP to the corner. Then I come back and and cut from the middle to the other corner. This helps to keep the corners from becoming crinkled. Here are the visuals.
Next, I glued the DSP to the card base and I ran it through the Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder. See how embossing the entire front with the DSP adds so much texture.
Next, I stamped the image in Basic Gray, cut it out with the Stitched Rectangle Dies, and I also cut another rectangle out of Coastal Cabana. I positioned them as I wanted them to be on the card and taped the backs together. Next I added dimensionals (yes, I am one of the crazy dimensional card makers! I don’t want my image to sag if it encounters humidity).
Then, I centered and mounted it onto the card base.
To finish off the card, I stamped my sentiment using Basic Gray and made it into a banner, then matted the banner with Coastal Cabana. Once more, I used dimensionals to adhere it to the card base.
Now that the weather is warming up, I hope to see everyone (men and women) relaxing their way in the sunshine after this long winter!
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