Friday, February 1, 2013

Green and Smokey Plum Card Set

This fantastic card box and set was fun and easy to put together using CTMH card stock, stamps, ink, and the Artiste and Art Philosophy Cartridges. This color combination is so elegant. All the cards are A2 sized cards made by cutting a sheet of daisyl white cs (8.5 x 11 in.) in half.

This first card was made using a card base stamped with the script background using 2nd generation stamping. (You load the stamp, stamp off on a scrap sheet and then on the card base to get a lighter stamp.) The tag, dress and flag were all made using the Artiste cartridge. All measurements are in inches.

Artiste Cartridge Cuts 

Tag~page 32 Accent 1;  cut at 5.3 
Dress~page 42 Accent 2 Shift; cut at 3.5
Banner~page 58 Accent 3 Shift; cut at 1
Inside of the card
Larger tag~page 32 Accent 1; cut at 4.6 
Smaller tag~page 32 Accent 1, cut at 4.2 

Art Philosophy Cut

Flowers~page  cut at 7.36 for inside of card, .5 for dress

Our white core card stock works great for tearing and embossing. I measured the width of the tag where I wanted the plum cs and I cut a rectangle of plum cs embossed it using my BigShot and a CuttleBug embossing folder. Then I tore the edges. Treasured Friend is from a SOTM and is a completely straight stamp but I curved it on my block to match the curves in the banner.  Try that with other kinds of stamps! On the inside I did some random stamping and stamped the dress from our  Pun Fun stamp set on patterned paper.

Oh Happy Day!

This card was made with the Perfect Fit Frames and cuts from the Art Philosophy cartridge. The stamp set tells you the perfect size to cut so the stamp set will fit and I just cut .25 inches larger for the background layer. I know some customers and consultants wish we had punches but at anywhere from $10-$30 per punch or frame set from other companies for at most 3 sizes, we get hundreds of shapes in almost any size you want. Now that is value! 

Random Stamping

This card uses random stamping for the background. I folded a daisy white card base and random stamped the top 2/3s of the card using Love Blooms acrylic stamp set. It is a 2 step stamp set with shade stamps and outlines. I used the smaller rose for the background and a combination of small and large for the accents. The accents were stamped, trimmed by hand and attached on top of a strip of plum card stock strip with foam tape to add dimension. The Happy Birthday sentiment came from one of our great Card Chatter stamp sets.

 I love our how-to book!

This card came straight from the Make it From the Heart book. The stamp set is called Beautiful Friendship. It was stamped 3 times on different color card stock and then trimmed by hand to make the 3 layers which are popped up with foam tape. The flag was cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge. This how-to book is an excellent resource for both cards and scrapbook layouts!

Box it up!

The box was created using 3 decorative cuts from the Art Philosophy cartridge. The center flag was quickly cut using my paper trimmer. I've made lots of card boxes in my time but this was one of the easiest!  I got the tutorial from Tracy here. It was so simple to make from a 7.5 x 11 inch card stock! Thank you Tracy!

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