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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Happy Birthday card with Wallpaper Envelope

Today's card was a taller/thinner card than I usually make.  I don't even remember now why I chose this shape, but I KNOW why I chose the colors.  The card was for a man and the colors of the sports team he roots for are orange and black.  The card itself is pretty straight forward.  A piece of glitter cardstock cut in a circule forms the focal.  It was stamped with StazOn ink.  This was then matted with a piece cut with a Spellbinder's Nestability die.

The background paper that I chose was not long enough to cover the whole card, so I cut it, lining one piece up near the top of the card, and the other near the bottom.  Then I ran a black border strip between the pieces (cut with an EK Success border punch).

I had expected the card to be able to fit in a regular long envelope, but the card was just a bit too large for that!  What to do?  I can make most sizes of cards with my enveloper, but needed paper that was 10 1/2" square!  I didn't have a sheet of scrapbook paper I cared to sacrifice, so I went prowling through my stash looking for something that would work.  I came across this piece of wallpaper from a sample book and thought it looked REALLY good with the card.  So, I used it, lining it with a piece of black paper.  I stamped the name on it with StazOn ink, and was really happy with the outcome:

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