Welcome to the two-week Make My Monday challenge! Our host for #198, Billie A, chose Frame It! as the theme. The variations on this theme are demonstrated by the various members of the design team. When you are finished here, I hope you will hop over to the challenge site for some inspiration. We’d love to have you play along and add your creation to our gallery!
Here’s my card:
I created this for a special friend who loves getting my cards and has been having a tough time lately and I hope this will give her a lift in her day.
For this card, I really let this piece of Fancy Flora DSP (designer series paper) do all the work. While each sheet of this DSP is spectacular, this one is my favorite.
- The Evening Evergreen base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches to create a tent fold.
- I cropped the frame from a piece of Evening Evergreen measuring 5-1/2 by 4-1/4 inches.
- The DSP also measures 5-1/2 by 4-1/4 inches.
- I trimmed a 5 by 3/4 inch strip of the DSP for the inside panel of the card.
- As for the vast majority of the inside panels for my cards, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to 5-1/4 by 4 inches.
- Then, I trimmed a piece of the Evening Evergreen 6 x 6 inch DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. I punched a 1-inch circle from the Flora DSP for the envelope seal to finish off the measurements.
- Adhere the Flora DSP directly to the card base using multipurpose liquid glue.
- Wrap a length of Soft Succulent open weave ribbon around the bottom of the frame. Attach it to the back of the card using small pieces of tear and tape.
- Add dimensionals to the back of the frame, and adhere to the Flora DSP;
- Tie a double loop bow from twine around the ribbon on the front of the card. Add a glue dot behind the bow to keep it in place on the frame.
- Use an embossing buddy on a piece of cardstock vellum.
- I used the Charming Sentiments stamp set, and stamped the sentiment using Versamark.
- Add gold embossing powder to the sentiment and heat set.
- Then, I cropped the sentiment using the Stylish Shapes die set and trimmed the bottom part of the circle.
- I’ve found one of the easiest ways to adhere vellum is to use a foam brush and add a light layer of liquid glue to the back of the entire piece of vellum cardstock.
- Adhere the vellum to the front of the card, tucking it under the frame.
- Add three gold jewels to the front of the card.
- I also embossed the inside sentiment using gold powder.
- Then, I adhered the strip of DSP to the bottom of the white cardstock.
- Finally, I adhered the white cardstock to the inside base of the card.
- With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.
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