Our designer Roxie is back on the team and joins us today with this great card. While the image subject on this card might move at a slow pace, the use of Perfect Paper Crafting tools made the construction quick and easy.
images – Chameleon Pens digi -Glady And Friends – Curt the Flirt by David Antram, Just For Fun Rubber Stamps – birthday sentiment
Chameleon Pens for coloring – shell – BG4, OR4 with NU3 to mute the color, YO3 with YL2 to brighten the color, body- OL3, spots – BR5, nails – CG8, grass – GR3, YO3
Texture – Golden Gel Mediums – Light Molding Paste, Stencil Tim Holtz, Inks – Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Memento – Tuxedo Black for sentiment, computer ink for digi
Paper: Recollections – white base, The Paper Company – teal, My Minds Eye – designer paper, K&Company – light olive, Beckett Expressions Radiance for image
Accessories and tools: Color Bok – metal dots, foam, double side sticky and regular tape, Spellbinder border die, Xacto cutting knife, Perfect Cutting Mat, Perfect Ruler, Perfect Layers Mini
1. Print and color the image – this panel was 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ before trimming.
2. Cut the slate by placing the panel along the straight lines of the Perfect Cutting Mat, place the 1/8″ in from the lower left corner and 1/2″ from the upper left corner and cut with a craft knife.
3. Mask off the image and then using a stencil and molding paste create the raised design. Apply the ink with a sponge.
4 7/8″ down from the top edge cut 5/8″ out of the panel and then place the left edges on the edge of the olive paper using the 5/8″ Perfect Layers Mini to create an accurate spacing. Save the piece cut out for another project.
5. Stamp the sentiment.
6. Using the 1/16″ Perfect Layers Mini cut an olive border on the top, right and bottom edges and secure to the panel.
7. Cut two 1/16″ strips of teal cardstock and glue to the panel to create borders, once again the Perfect Cutting Mat markings and Perfect Ruler make this a simple and precise cutting task.
8. Cut the teal decorative border and tape to the panel on the backside.
9. Cut decorative cardstock 3 3/4″ x 5″ and using the 1/16″ Perfect Layers Mini cut the border and attach to the card. Note: the reason this border is cut very narrow is because the ruler was lying atop all the layers you see on the card which placed it a slight slant therefore a much narrower border than normal was achieved.
10. Place foam tape under the image panel and secure to the card, and then add the metal dots.
The insert is a thin piece of cardstock with a strip of decorative cardstock and border attached to the bottom.
Isn’t it great that we can speed this guy along…to make a cute card!