Welcome to the newest two-week Cardz 4 Guyz challenge! Our host for #326, Julie, chose Christmas in July for the theme this time. Guyz cards can be a challenge in and of itself, so I hope this bi-weekly challenge gives you some ideas you can use. When you finish here, I please visit the challenge site for ideas and inspiration. We always look forward to your creations and enjoy it thoroughly when you play along!
Here’s my Christmas in July card:
This retired DSP does all the work here. Even though the paper is retired, hopefully it will inspire you to CASe the card using the materials you have.
- Trim the cardstock for your card base to 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches and score it at 4-1/4 inches.
- Trim a piece of DSP (designer series paper) to 5-3/8 by 4-1/8. If your paper is directional, be careful when you trim it. I find that when I don’t check this, I wind up with a sideways direction.
- Trim a piece of DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
- HINT: If you do trim it in the wrong direction, never fear. Create a landscape card instead of a portrait one. Just tell yourself you meant to do that. All is well. Life is good.
- Trim a coordinating piece of DSP or cardstock to 3-1/2 by 2-1/4 inches for the mat under the sentiment label.
- Punch a 1-inch circle from the coordinating DSP for the envelope seal. Run it through the XYRON create-a-sticker tool.
- Trim a piece of white cardstock to 4 by 5-1/4 inches for the inside.
- Outline the edges on both of the pieces of DSP using a gold Wink of Stella pen.
- Use your embossing buddy on a scrap piece of white cardstock.
- I used a sentiment from the Brightest Glow stamp set and stamped it in VersaMark.
- Next, I covered the sentiment in gold embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool.
- Crop the sentiment using the label die from the Labels Aglow die set. I’m so glad this stamp set and coordinating dies carried over to the new catalog!
- Add some tear & tape to the back of the label.
- Wind some gold simply elegant trim into circles and play with it to get the shape you want. The tear & tape will help hold the trim into place while also allowing you to gently move it around until you are satisfied.
- To assemble, wind a piece of Soft Succulent ribbon around the background DSP.
- Adhere the background DSP to the base using multipurpose liquid glue.
- Adhere the mat under the label using liquid glue and slide it under the ribbon.
- Add dimensionals under your label and adhere to the mat.
- Stamp your inside sentiment in the same color ink that you used for the base of the card.
- Adhere the inside using multipurpose liquid glue.
- With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.
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