Earlier this week a dear friend celebrated a milestone birthday – since she is a card crafter as well it had to be a special card for her. I did a lot of research and found this design on Dawn Griffith’s website – she made wonderful video to explain how it works and I will put in a link a little further down the page.
The base card is Cherry Cobbler with the Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper. The card itself has minimal stamping, the ‘For You’ comes from the Tag Talk stamp set, the ‘my friend’ from the Six-sided Sampler stamp set and the little flower from Petite Petals.
The ‘For You’ was layered onto 1 3/4″ circle of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper – but it really doesn’t show up in this photo.
I did go a little to town on the punches:
- Label Bracket
- 1 3/4 Circle Punch
- 2″ circle punch
- Petite Petals Punch
- Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack
- Bow Builder Punch
- Word Window Punch
When doing precision cutting like this you need to have a really accurate paper trimmer with a sharp blade – my Stampin’ Trimmer did a fabulous job. This card finishes up about 6″ tall so a little too big for a regular envelope, I was able to make a custom one using the envelope punch board.
I spent most of Sunday working on this card, I started using some old card and decorative paper, quite by accident they were orange and black! Once I satisfied myself I understood the method for cutting the paper I started work on the real card. When it was done it suddenly struck me that my prototype card was very Halloweeny (I’m sure this is a word!) so finished it of with ‘spooky’ images from the new ‘Among the Branches’ Stamp set.
I hope you enjoyed this one – let me know your thoughts below …………
Here are the main supplies: