Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Chris' Key To My Heart Card

Have you tried the Cuttlebug Embossing Plus folders yet? They make putting together a card or a layout a breeze allowing you to cut and emboss in one step. Here I used the Vintage Collage set to make my DH’s Father’s Day card. To start I used a Kraft paper base cut and folded to a 5x7 size. I then used one of the Oriental Weave embossing folders with Core’dinations Cardstock, which I sanded to bring out the blue core. This embossed layer was matted on two slightly larger rectangles—one blue and one red—using Scor-Tape.

I then took two chipboard letters and sprayed them with Rum Punch Glimmer Mist (a fantastic new color), and set them aside. I also cut a length of seam binding and sprayed that with the mist and scrunched it up as I dried it with my heat gun. I then tied 3 knots in it and adhered it to the left edge of the card with Glue Dots.

Next I used my Vintage Collage set to cut out the pointing hand, the key, and the heart. Since I wanted each one to be different colors, I cut three times. Before I removed the finger from the folder, I lifted the inking panel and used Tea Dye Distress ink on the hand and Faded Jeans Distress ink on the cuff of the shirt. I used American Crafts Glitter Cardstock (Chestnut) for the key (you can’t really see the embossing, but the glimmer is sufficient for me), and a piece of scrap red cardstock for the heart.

To assemble the card I Scor-Taped the rectangle close to the upper right-hand corner. Using quick-drying glue and some pop dots, I laid out the letters, hand, and key, added a few words typed and colored on my computer and edged the heart with Christmas Red Stickles. And since my DH is an oldies fan, I think he’ll love having a line from the Isley Brothers song on the cover of his card.


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