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Monday, April 16, 2012

Marquee Card













The basics for making Marquee cards are shown here.  This card was a real challenge because I got the bright idea of using my Spellbinders Nestability dies to cut the marquee part of the card.  It took a LOT of trial and error to get the dimensions of all the pieces right so that the card would open correctly.  And unfortunately I must have forgotten to note the final dimensions because I sure can't find them anywhere! 

At some point along the way I decided not to cut a hole in the front panel, but added a decorative element in the same shape instead so I could have the added dimensionality.  This is one of those cards that looks much better in person than in the pictures.  The front and part of the inside are sprayed with a gold spray that really adds a nice sparkle.  And the contrast between the gold decorative elements and the yellow card is much greater than it appears here, giving a really nice look if I DO say so myself.

Anyway, I really DID like the idea of using the Nestabilities for this and some day I'll find the time to make another and make note of the necessary dimensions.  Although most examples of this type of card that I've seen have hidden scenes inside the marquee, I DID like the idea of using a sentiment that becomes visible only when the card is opened.

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