Welcome to the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge #327! The host for this bw-weekly challenge, Dawn, picked On the Water for the theme. When you are finished here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see what the rest of the design team members created.
For this theme, I chose to use the Waves of Inspiration stamp set and coordinating Waves dies.
Here’s my On the Water easel card:
Since this is a card for a guy, I tried to keep it as clean as possible.
Measurements and More:
- The Pacific Point base measures 4-1/4 by 11 inches. Score the base at 2-3/4 and 5-1/2 inches.
- I used retired DSP (designer series paper) for this card because I love the colors and swirl patterns. The DSP for the front measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
- Trim another piece of DSP to 1/2 by 4-1/8 inches for the bottom of the inside of the card.
- Next, trim a piece of DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
- Punch a 1 inch circle of a coordinating pattern for the envelope seal. Run it through your XYRON createasticker.
- Trim a piece of white cardstock to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches for the inside.
- Stamp the seagull and pilings using Basic Gray ink.
- Figure out how steep you want your easel to stand. It’s really up to what you want to do and based on the stamping and inside elements.
- Stamp the inside sentiment on the white cardstock. again using the Basic Gray ink.
- Stamp the outside sentiment on a scrap piece of white cardstock.
- Time to crop using the Waves dies:
- Crop the seagull and pilings, the outside sentiment, and the clouds using the Waves dies.
- I added dimensionals under the clouds so I could stand up the easel.
- HINT: You might need to use two layers of dimensionals, depending on the steepness of your easel. I’ve found two layers of dimensionals tends to work better for a steep easel.
- Crop the wave from white cardstock.
- HINT: The wave die is longer than the 4-1/8 inch DSP. Therefore, I cropped the wave, and trimmed off the end of it. Then, I trimmed the end down and used liquid glue to attach the vertical edge back on the wave. I thought the wave looked incomplete without the short vertical end piece.
- Add a couple of sma;ll pieces of tear & tape to the back of the sentiment banner for the front.
- Using some silver braided trim, form a circle using the tear & tape to hold the trim in place.
- Add dimensionals on the back of the sentiment banner and adhere to the front of the card.
- Adhere the clouds to the top of the inside white cardstock.
- The front sentiment banner and the clouds were the only place where I used dimensionals. All the other elements were adhered with multipurpose liquid adhesive.
- With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.