Vertical Greetings – Card and Envelope Gift Card

By | May 28, 2017

Hi there

Sorry for the break in communication – last week I had some technical issues with my blog.  Thanks to my nephew we’re now back up and running but it means I’m behind in showing you my latest projects.

First up we have the projects I taught at card class.  This month both projects use the Vertical Greetings stamp set.  This set has three images and six vertical sentiments (and it’s carrying over to the new catalaogue).  The images can be stamped with ink but for both cards I showed how you can colour the images with markers.

To colour the front image we used three markers – Delightful Dijon, Pool Party and Basic Black.  We coloured the image in one hit which means you don’t have to worry about lining everything up each time you want to use a different colour.  The card base is So Saffron and I used the Softly Falling Embossing Folder on the front.

The inside image was coloured using Sweet Sugarplum, Basic Black and Pool Party.

To create the card base I embossed the front then cut 3/4″ off from the side  (you need to keep this cut off bit), then cut again at 1 3/4″ (this time you can discard this piece). Stamp your sentiment to the 3/4″ piece of cardstock.  The piece of Window Sheet measures 7.5cm X 14.8cm and is adhered to the main card base lining the right hand edge with the back of the card base, then adhere the 3/4″ strip .  From the back adhere the two strips of Basic Black (4cm x 14.8cm and 2cm x 14.8cm).  The Whisper White insert measures 20cm x 14.3cm.  The back is adhered to the base.  Wrap a piece of Bakers twine (88cm) around the middle, adhere some Rhinestones and a piece of ribbon (10cm) tied in a loose knot.

Create your card base first then do the stamping of the images.  When stamping the outside image to make sure it will line up when you put the card together I found it was easier to have the card base in front of you then line the Whisper White piece just below so you can line the image up with the window sheet (hope that makes sense).

Our second project was a gift card holder.

This project uses Kraft Cardstock which is unfortunately retiring at the end of the month.  You could use any coloured cardstock for this project.  I’ve teamed it with Sweet Sugarplum and Blushing Bride along with Very Vanilla.  The images are inked using Always Artichoke with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede for the pots.  The hearts are inked with Blushing Bride, Rose Red and Sweet Sugarplum.

An envelope is used to create the pockets inside the voucher which holder you voucher and a little card to write your greeting on.

The base is 4 3/4″ x 8 3/8″ scored at 3 1/4″ and 7 1/8″.  The front pieces measure:  Sweet Sugarplum – 3 1/4″ x 4″, Blushing Bride – 3 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ and Very Vanilla – 3″ x 3 3/4″.

The inside card is: Sweet Sugarplum – 3″ x 4″ and Very Vanilla – 3 3/4″ x 2 5/8″.  The thin strip of Sweet Sugarplum (just below the embossed portion) measures 1 1/4″ x 4 3/4″.

The ribbon that wraps around the front (behind the stamped panel) measures 18.5 cm and the linen thread bow measures 20cm.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these project.  Check back soon for more projects.

If you would like to receive your own copy of the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogur please contact me and I can get one sent out to you.

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