Paper Craft Crew’s challenge this week calls for a horizontal card paired with their sketch. Tic-tac-toe’s challenge has a middle, vertical row that helped guide my card: green, square, and die cut. Match made in card heaven!
Here’s my card:
Here are the challenge banners:
Tomorrow is my first day back at a brick and mortar school since the middle of March. Therefore, this post needs to be short and sweet.
What I Did
- I chose a Granny Apple Green base for me card which measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches. This horizontal card opens up.
- After cutting the white cardstock background to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches, I ran it through the Big Shot using the Seabed 3D embossing folder. BIG HINT: the embossing on the white cardstock is very prominent. Don’t try to trim the cardstock after you’ve embossed it because it will tear. Trust me on that.
- I chose two different patterns of the Whale of a Time DSP for my squares. I already knew I wanted to use the Granny Apple Green turtle that appears to be looking right at the viewer. Therefore, I picked two patterns with those green colors. I cropped the DSP using the Stitched Shapes large and medium squares.
- Then I fussy cut the turtle. As many lefties will tell you, fussy cutting can be a challenge because it’s difficult to see the borders. When I realized my borders weren’t even, I simply adhered the turtle to some white cardstock and very slowly and carefully fussy cut the turtle again.
- In order to get splotches on the white background, I used the splotch stamp from the Forever Fern stamp set. These splotches were stamped in Pool Party. They are barely visible, but they do give some additional dimension to the white cardstock.
- I stamped the sentiment in Pretty Peacock, then cropped it using a stitched rectangle die.
- The Bumblebee DSP I used for the banner in the background coordinates so well because it’s in the Whale of a Time DSP pack. I trimmed the piece and used the triple banner punch for the ends.
- I trimmed a piece of the turtle DSP to 6 inches by 2-5/8 inches for the envelope flap. While I was working on the envelope, I stamped three Granny Apple Green turtles on the bottom, left corner of the envelope. I added some Pool Party splotched for bubbles as well.
- Next, I trimmed the inside panel to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. Then, I stamped some splotches around the center and a Granny Apple Green turtle in the bottom, left-hand corner. I used Pretty Peacock ink for the sentiment “Whale Done!” in the center of the white cardstock.
Putting it Together
- There are dimensionals under the sentiment block and the turtle. Doesn’t he fit perfectly in the open space on the square? In addition, his front flipper looks like it was just made to rest on the corner of the sentiment block.
- I adhered the layers of white cardstock, the Bumblebee banner and the large square using the multipurpose liquid glue. I didn’t try to adhere the small square with just the glue since the left side of the square would lay funny because of the layers under it. Therefore, I glued the right side and used glue dots on the left. The glue dots gave the left side just enough of a pop for the whole square to lay flat.
- The PPC sketch calls for three pieces of bling, if you will. I chose to use three of the large, clear elegant faceted gems placed in a triangle shape for balance.
With that, I’d completed this card/envelope coordinated set. The longest part of this whole card was when I had to pick out the DSP patterns.