Sunday, August 26, 2007

Handmade Greetings ...

Here's another card I created to teach at class last week. I got the idea for this card from one of the cards we made at convention - but I wanted to use punches & chipboard so here's what I came up with ...

To make this 3 x 6 inch card, I started with a 6 x 6 inch piece of textured white cardstock. Next, I cut a 1/4 inch off one side to make room for the scalloped edge.

Scalloped Edge: Using a 3/16" corner rounder punch, I removed the 'guide' from the punch and start punching half-circles overlapping slightly along the edge of the cardstock in order to create a scallped edge.

Chipboard & Flower Embellishments: I used a couple pieces of chipboard from the On Board Blossoms and Basics chipboard set. For the small flower, I colored it using a sponge dauber and Certainly Celery craft (pigment) ink. For the larger circle, I colored it using a sponger dauber and Rose Red craft (pigment) ink - then coated with a layer clear embossing powder (melted with a heat tool of course) to create a shine. For the center, I stamped 'Handmade' from the 'Art by Design' set in Bashful Blue on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and punched it out with a 1 1/4" circle punch and attached with glue dots. Finally, I punched a few So Saffron flowers using the Trio Flower punch.

To bring it all together, I used a piece of Celery ribbon and a clip from the Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware kit.

The final touch, a 1" x 6" strip of designer paper from the 'Cutie Pie' series.

Hope you like it!


Heather P. said...

What a GREAT card! LOVE it! :)

Dawn Easton said...

Oh another card that I would love to CASE of yours!!! I love EVERYTHING about this card!