Hello everyone! If you arrived here from Tracy’s amazing blog, you’re on the right track. If not, start at Emma’s blog here: My Creative Time.
Okay, so for the sake of full disclosure, I was totally planning on posting something else (mini recipe album) today, but I haven’t been feeling well. I did come up with a card for today and I have to say that it’s very different from what I’m used to doing, but I totally like it.
If you can’t tell, it’s clear! I really didn’t want to do a lot of extra embellishing (Do I ever?) because I really wanted the base of the card to be a focal point of sorts. It’s a standard A2 sized card. I ordered a designer paper pack from Stampin’ Up a while ago and this was in the pack. When I ordered it, I didn’t realize two of the sheets were acetate. I figured I would never used them, but a little light bulb went off and I’m glad I went with it.
Because it’s clear, you have to adhere mats to the inside for a message. But, I didn’t want my adhesive to be seen on the back, so I adhered a 3.375” x 5” mat to the back of the card and then ANOTHER to the inside of the card. If none of this makes any kind of sense, let me know in the comments and I will make this card on video as soon as I feel better.
For the front, I adhered a 2.5” x 4.25” patterned mat the the front of the card with Zots. Again, I did not want the adhesive to be seen, so I used my Fiskars Apron Lace border punch and punched two 2.25” wide strips. I secured them to the inside of the base to cover the Zots. My patterned paper is from the Merry Christmas collection from Echo Park. I used My Creative Time’s, “Gift Card Sentiments,” for my sentiment. I am so in love with the font Emma used for this set. I am a big fan of writing in cursive, and when I was a student, I always had the best handwriting. I think I won best handwriting from 5th until 8th grade. All the girls with pretty handwriting were jealous, I know it. Anyway, my sentiment was stamped on a Fancy Frame die cut, also from My Creative Time. I used Cherry Cobbler ink from Stampin’ Up. It’s probably my favorite red ink at the moment. To finish the card up, I took some dark green grosgrain and tied a bow! Easy peasy!
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