Friday, March 23, 2012

Snip & Tuck Cards

Snip & Tuck Cards are fun to make. I used Robin Messenheimer's Snip and Tuck Tutorial with card stock measuring 4-1/4 x 11 inches. Fold it in half at the 5-1/2" mark. Cut diagonals on opposite sides of the paper. Tuck the back piece underneath the front when it's folded.
The front of the card is shown above.  The opened card is displayed below.

The blue and green card is a result of a mistake. I cut the diagonals incorrectly on the blue paper. So, I added a piece of green card stock for the back of the card. I left about an inch of blue paper beyond the fold and used that to adhere the green card stock, which was cut to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2". The printed paper was added to the "triangle" areas near the diagonal cuts as well as on the front.  Used a nesta die for the scalloped oval.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tri-Fold Birthday Card

A "tri-fold" card, 5-1/2" high by 11" wide, folded in thirds. Each panel is about 3-1/2" wide. Including the the "front", you can embellish 4 panels.
Stamps: The girl "Swinging From a Star" from ERA Graphics, The tree "fantasy" from Penny Black, the bird "Bird Trio"  from Savvy Stamps.
Sentiments from Hero Arts, PrintWorks and Stampendous.
Distress inks: shabby shutters, broken china, tumbled glass, walnut stain, vintage photo and black soot
Clear Embossing powder for the girl "Swinging From a Star"

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

RAK from Linda

My friend, Linda, sent me this beautiful card! Isn't it fun to receive (and send) the cards we make!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Merci-Thank You-Butterfly Card

I was inspired by card samples on display at Archiver's for one of their workshops.
Hero Arts cling rubber stamp set: CG414 Greetings
Distress Inks: embossing ink, scattered straw and a dab of rusty straw in center of flower
Adirondack Embossing Powder: Butterscotch and Red Pepper
Cuttlebug Victoria Embossing folder
Nestabilities flower die