Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Circles and Scallops and Curry, Oh, My!

Hello stampers! It's Wednesday already - where is the time going? I was talking to my husband last night and for some reason thought it was still Monday. I've lost a day somewhere, any idea where I've left it? Better yet, if you find it, let me know, ok?

The project today was born of a desire to simply use some of my new stuff! I got this cool new Scalloped Square Die for my Big Shot and just knew it would make great cards, so I got out my Crushed Curry cardstock (say that 5 times fast!) and went to work.

I cut my cardstock at 4 1/2" x 8 1/2" and folded it to make a card that measured 4 1/4" x 4 1/2". I then laid it on the Scalloped Square Die with the fold just inside the top row of scallops so it wouldn't cut through. You can get two cards out of one sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" this way. After cranking it through my Big Shot, I stamped around the edges with the honeycomb circle from the Circle Circus stamp set in Crushed Curry ink. I really like the depth of color that tone on tone stamping gives a project.

Once that was done, I cut a piece of Rich Razzleberry and a layer of Whisper White, adhering them together with SNAIL. Taking out my Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, I chose a greeting and stamped it in the lower right corner of the Whisper White with Rich Razzleberry ink.

I then took out scraps of Whisper White and Crushed Curry for my circles. The design circle was stamped on the Whisper White with Rich Razzleberry and punched out with my 1 1/4" Circle Punch. The 1 3/8" Circle Punch was used on the Crushed Curry and the layers were SNAILed together. I placed two Stampin' Dimensionals on the back of each layered circle and mounted them in the grid pattern on the card front. Note that the dimensionals on the bottom row must be at top and bottom of the circles to allow the ribbon to slide through.

To finish the card, I cut a length of Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon and using my Horizontal Slot Punch, I nipped a little slit in the side of the card to run the ribbon through the inside card front. It's simply finished off in a double knot and the ends were trimmed up.

I love how my Big Shot and punches make it easy to create a card quickly and beautifully. This one only took me a half-hour to create including coming up with the idea and cutting the cardstock.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Cute Robin! Love the Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry combo - looks great!


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