Friday, October 16, 2020

Christmas in Pink

 This is a 5 x 5 arrow point sketch card that can be found here:  SC823 This is the splitcoaststampers site with fabulous ideas. Their instructions are for a 6 x 6 card.

Here are my instructions for a 5 x 5 card. Start with a car stock that is  10" x 5", score at 5".

Open up your card and put a center pencil mark at 2 1/2 inches, this the center of the front of your card then measure down 2 1/2 inches on each side of the card and put a pencil mark. Now score with your scoring tool from the 1st corner to the center mark on each side, then score from the 2 1/2 inch mark to the center mark. 

Now fold the long score to the inside and the short score to the the outside.  

You will have a hill and a valley fold. Then fold in and then the short edge folds out.

This is what mat 1 and 2 will look like. draw a line from mat 1 from the center pencil mark at 2 1/2 inches to the outer edge. 

Mat one is 4 3/4 x 4 3/4,  put a pencil mark in the center at  2 3/8 inches and draw a line on each side from the center mark to the outer corner edge of the card. Do this on each side. 

Do the same for mat 2. put a pencil mark at the center which is 2 1/4 inches, cut both. I always draw my pencil lines on the back of the paper, make sure you have your paper fancing in the correct direction before marking or cutting from the backside.


Tuesday, July 21, 2020

From the Garden

This was a fun card to make. I stamped my image on 110lb card stock and fussy cut around the outer edges to create an open edge against the black. I stamped the sentiment in  versamark and used white embossing powder which gave it a perfect effect. The challenge was to create a card in gray, white and black only.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Color Combo Stripes

I loved doing this card the toughest part was cutting the squares with 2 layers of paper, sandwiched together. The retro flower sets it off. The background was embossed with SU pine planks with 2 strips of paper infused in the embossing. The card measures 4.25 x 5.50