Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Flower Card w/Transparency

Stamps: Pretty Petals background, Warm Words
Inks: StayzOn Opaque White, Black
Papers: Transparency*, DSP Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Pie CS, White
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver brads (stamped in StayzOn), 5 petal flower punch, small star punch, piercing tool

*For the card base, I highly recommend using "report cover" transparency available at all copy centers.

I made this card for our recent Stamp Share for the Use 2 Punches challenge. Cut transparency in half and fold to form card. You will need a bone folder or Pampered Chef scraper to make fold stay. Stamp card front with StayzOn using background stamp. Set aside for at least an hour. You do not want to heat set due to the melting nature of the transparency. I made a pattern for the brad holes since I was making 20 cards. To get your center take a piece of scrap paper the same size as your card front, fold diagonal, open up, fold diagonal again. The X in the center is your first brad hole. Decide how far up and over you want the other two flowers. After you have punched out your shapes, adhere to card front using brads. Adhere your DSP to inside of card and stamp your greeting (at the bottom). Paper adhered surprisingly well using Mono adhesive. I didn't know when I started out if I would need to use Sticky Strip or Crystal Effects. The tape does not show on the back side much at all. If you do not like the look cut a piece of coordinating CS in the same size as your DSP and adhere on the back side of card.

Other than the drying time, which I used to figure out my brad hold template, it was quite a quick little card. And guess what? It won first prize at the Stamp Share!!! Still can't believe it.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

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