Friday, 1 February 2008
Chipboard Valentine's Make n' Take
I have just arrived home after demonstrating at a fun workshop, where we made the card above...and another one, but that'll have to wait for tomorrow for uploading ;-).
The background card colour is Taken with Teal. We have hand drawn the small hearts around the card using a White Gel Pen. The next layer is Whisper White, and then there is a piece of Loves Me Designer Series Double-Sided Paper (DSP). We have stamped the 'I Love You the Most' sentiment, from the Love Matters stamp set, in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink, and used the Stamp-a-ma-Jig to align it.
The next layer is a small piece of Whisper White and it has been run through the crimper, and then we used the paper piercer, template and foam mat from the Crafter's Tool kit to poke the triangle of holes on the diagonal corners. We mounted the crimped piece of cardstock using the Stampin' Up! red-backed Sticky Strip...I find it does a better job when you have a reduced surface area for sticking, as you do on a crimped piece of card.
The centre-piece s a piece of chipboard, like those in the Stampin' Up! Accents and Elements range. We adhered a piece of the Loves Me DSP to the top of the tag using Crystal Effects, then when it was dry we trimmed it back using a craft knife, then sanded back the edges using a Sanding Block. We mounted the tag up on Dimensionals.
The two ribbons are Chocolate and Pink Grosgrain. The two circles of cardstock are punched using the large circle punch on Chocolate Chip cardstock and the small circle punch on whisper White cardstock. Then we stamped a heart from the...hmmmmm will have to get back to you on that..stamp set, in Pretty in Pink Classic Ink on Whisper White cardstock, and trimmed it with the paper snips. The heart was then mounted up on Dimensionals and, as you can see in the image below, covered with Crystal Effects.
I think everyone enjoyed making this card. I know I did :-).