Happy Stampin’ Wednesday!
We are half way to the weekend! I am doubly excited because tomorrow night I get to participate in Stampin’ Up!’s On Tour at home conference. I cannot wait! I have heard such good things about it from demonstrators who have already finished it. I will share my projects and tell you more about it when I am done!
Today’s project was not quite what I was expecting! I was going to show you how to make a Double Triangle Fold card, but after stamping my background, and coloring it in, I cut it in the wrong direction! I was so upset with myself (SMH). So, I will save that for tomorrow! Now you have something to come back for, heeheehee.
I started with a card base of Real Red that measures 8-1/2″x5-1/2″ and is scored and folded at 4-1/4″.
My background is all hand stamped and hand colored. I admit, coloring is not my favorite thing, but it did turn out super cute. It originally measured 4″x5-1/4″ before I cut it in half diagonally. Now I have a background for two cards!
While cutting the background diagonally, line up the cardstock with the corners on the cutting rail. Once they are straight, put down your cutting ruler.
Do not cut like you normally would, otherwise you will bend up your corner. Bring your blade to the middle of the paper and start from there. Cut middle to corners. In this photo I started in the middle of the paper and am cutting upward towards the top corner.
Next, adhere the background to your card base. After I did that, I ran it through my embossing machine using the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder. If you need a refresher on how to do that, check out the Pampered Pets Week – Project 2 blog post for step by step instructions.
You can see the texture here.
Next, I cut a 5″ and a 4″ of Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon. I then colored it using a Stampin’ Blend to match my card better.
Here is the finished ribbon. Isn’t it so cute?
Next, I wrapped the 5″ piece of ribbon on a piece of 3″x3″ Old Olive cardstock and taped it to the back.
Then, I stamped my snail image on a scrap of Basic White cardstock and cut it out using the postage stamp die from the coordinating die set. After coloring it in with Stampin’ Blends, I mounted it using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Next, I slipped the 4″ ribbon under the ribbon I taped on.
Then tied a knot to secure it to the card.
Next, I mounted the entire embellishment piece to the card base.
For the banner, I used a 1″ wide strip of Basic White to stamp my sentiment using Old Olive. If you look closely, there are two score mark on either end of the banner. These are folded to make a 3D banner.
You can kind of see it here after I folded the edges back. Then I mounted it to the top of my card.
I mounted it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
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