Monday, November 29, 2010

Guest Designer on She's a Sassy Lady!

Jill and I are just thrilled to be ask to guest designers for She's a Sassy Lady. I just hope they don't mind that this project was made by a DUDE! Hee! Hee! This was a really fun project and I sure hope you try it yourself. It makes a really beautiful card, but also works fantastic for ornaments.
You will need a Gypsy to complete this card for the base shape. I used When it's cold outside, Accent Essentials and Lacy Labels for the cuts in this card.
This card shape is from Accent Essentials. The cut on the screen makes two cards. Simply make the shapes a height of 5.20 and then over lap them in the center and weld them together. This is the hinge for your card. For this card, this was cut from a sage green card stock.
On the left, this mat is cut from patterned paper at a height of 4.75 and the sentiment mat is cut from white card at a height of 4.29.
This page is for the snowflake details. This entire page is cut from the snowflake patterned/glittered paper.
This page is also for the snowflake details and is cut from pearlized white card stock. While your shapes are cutting, you can prepare your folding project!
Cut two strips of patterns paper. Both strips are 3" x 12". Punch down one side with your choice of border punch. This one is from a Martha Stewart set for corners and borders.
Starting on the front, use your scoring board and score a line every half inch. This is scored the entire length of the strip.
Then flip over the strip and score again, every half inch, but score this in the center of the other side's scored lines. This will make it much easier for folding.
Fold your two strips using the score lines you created to make two long accordian strips as shown above.
Keeping the detail side facing inside, glue your ends together. Use a good paper glue and then clip the ends to hold. Make sure you allow this to dry well before continuing.
While the glue is drying, it's a good time to ink your project. I used a chocolate ink for the card layers and an opaque white ink for the brown snowflake cutouts.
Once the glue has dried, simply spread out the snowflake side of the tube you created and bring the uncut side to the center. This will form your snowflake circle background for your card. Sit a can or something in the center to hold it down.
Using the cut from your card shape, stick with double sided tape on the outside front of your card. Stick down your folded snowflake circle to the front of the card.
Then add your snowflake shapes. Use 3D tape or zots if you want to make the layers pop, like this one.
You will see that I used stickles here and there to add some bling to the project.
On the inside, I used the same patterned paper that was used on the outside for a border. Then made the white sentiment mat. I also added a few small brown snowflakes to finish it off.
Again, this technique makes fantastic ornaments too. It can be used in so many ways!
Thank you so much for Sheila for letting us play in her yard today and please feel free to stop by our blog at Cricut Couple and check out our other goodies! Also, be sure to watch both of our blogs as we are teaming up with some amazing bloggers for the All That Glitters Blog Hop on December 11th!


5 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I don't think I have enough patience to make something like that! lol

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  2. OMGosh!! What a gorgeous card. Each time you out-do yourself. It's completely and utterly beautiful. I also love your holiday blog decor. It is so festive. I wish I knew how to do things like that. Love the bling. This visit has left me speechless.

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  3. Absolutely beautiful!) Inspired.

    Stephanie

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  4. This is such a beautiful card, I just love it. I can't get over the effect of all the different layers. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Shes A Sassy Lady as we really enjoyed you visiting! Thanks again!

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  5. GORGEOUS CARD!!! Thanks for the step by step tutorial! :)

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