Today's card was inspired by this one by Debbie Samples at Paper Wishes. I wanted to make a card that felt like "woodlands" and had a squirrel in it. I didn't have the exact same things she used, but you can see the influence of her card on this one.
- Wood Grain Embossing Folder
- Woodland Dazzles in a gold pearl finish
- Leafy Vine ribbon
- Cutting dies from Our Daily Bread (for greeting)
- Brown textured-look light weight card stock
- Misc brown & gold papers from my stash
- Brown StazOn Ink pad
- 5" x 7" cream-colored card blank scored down the middle prepared for folding
- Line up a metal ruler along one edge of the card and cut along the inside edge of ruler from 1/2" above the bottom of the card front to 1/2" above the middle score line. Repeat on other side.
- Score card from the top of these cut lines to the edges of the card
- Make more score lines from the cut lines to the edges of the card that are 1/2" above the bottom of the card front and again 1/2" above that.
- Fold outside edges of card on these score lines (top & bottom folds are mountain folds, other fold is valley fold). Fold the rest of the card along the original score line. Crease all folds well with a bone folder.
- Cut brown card stock to 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and emboss it in the embossing folder.
- Rub brown StazOn ink pad over the embossed piece to bring out the grain. (My card stock cracked a little when embossed, so I also blended in the cracks with a bit of chalk.)
- Cut three strips from the brown card stock that are 1/2" wide. Glue two on the sides of the center piece of card front (because the embossed piece isn't quite wide enough to cover it).
- Take the 3rd strip and glue it to the bottom edge of the card front.
- Glue the embossed piece to the center front of card.
- Add sentiments & embellishments.