It’s been some years since I made a Buckle Card and I’ve managed to recreate it with current products. Previously we used either the Word Window Punch or the Classic Label Punch to create the buckle but I managed to find a die that worked a treat from the Tasteful Labels dies.
To create this card start off with a base measuring 14.8cm x 17.2cm (instead of the normal 21cm) and score at 9cm. To decorate the front I used a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Hand-Penned pack. One side of the paper is floral and the other a design and the Daffodil Delight design worked perfectly with my Pacific Point card base. The DSP measures 6.5cm x 14.3cm. Once adhered I then die cut the slit through all thicknesses. I really like the stitched effect from this die.
The ‘belt’ part of this card measures 4.8cm x 14cm and is scored at 9cm. I found it easiest to slot the long end through the hole and then adhere the small section to the card base – this way you get it lined up. Adhere you card insert and decorate away. I’m really loving the versatility of the Turtle Friends bundle. For this guy I stamped him in Memento on Basic White then coloured him in with Mint Macaron Stampin Blends. I restamped his outline on a scrap of Basic White then stamped the shell in Early Espresso and applied Shimmery Crystal Effects. After letting it dry overnight I coloured his shell with the Dark Crumb Cake Stampin Blend and attached with mini dimensionals. Mr Turtle is sitting on a scalloped rectangle die cut from the Stitched So Sweetly dies which has had Daffodil Delight ink applied using our Blending Brushes – if you don’t have a set of these you need to add them to your next order.
Aren’t these little guys cute – I think they just finish off the inside of the card. Now it’s ready for you to write a birthday greeting. On behalf of my company I send out birthday cards to all our staff – we now have over 200 – so my cards are always put to good use.
I hope you give this card style a go. How will you decorate your card?
Until next time …