Saturday, August 4, 2007

Tent topper cards

These are really fun. They are simple to make, yet look extra special. The idea is that they fit into a standard size envelope, but stand with a different cut.
Start with an 8.5"x4.25" pices of cardstock. Score at the 4.25" line and fold in half so you now have a 4.25" square. When you adhere the image panel to the top, place it so the total height of the card is 5.5" tall. Now you have a 5.5" x 4.25" card with a fun cut.
The card on the left above was made with the "Lovely as a Tree" stamp set. The image was stamped in Basic Brown and layered onto Old Olive. The main card is Always Artichoke. The strip in the middle is Old Olive with a band of Chocolate Chip Taffata Ribbon.
The second card is made with "Garden Silhouettes" from Hostess Level 2. You can earn this stamp set for Free with a $300 workshop. I stamped it in versamark and then sponged it with various Bold Bright Green Pastels. The image is layered onto So Saffron and Gable Green Cardstock. The image panel has decorative corners made with the ticket corner punch and gold brads adorn the main card panel. The print on the So Saffron panel is from the designer prints collection. The wheel at the bottom was also done in versamark with sponged pastels. It is the baroque border wheel.
These cards are simple to make and have a nice flair to them.

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