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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Woodland Thank You

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.

Supplies Used:
  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. Score card from the top of these cut lines to the edges of the card
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Cut brown card stock to 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and emboss it in the embossing folder.  
  6. 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.)
  7. 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). 
  8. Take the 3rd strip and glue it to the bottom edge of the card front.
  9. Glue the embossed piece to the center front of card.
  10. Add sentiments & embellishments.