Hello! Summer Hills-Painter here today with a card project to make for the guys. Masculine cards can be so challenging to make sometimes. In the new CHA collections, Karen Burniston released a Paisley Stage it Stencil and Els van de Burgt introduced the Ropes 1 die set. I just knew these two would make the perfect addition to Karen’s already-released Props 6 and Homegrown Greetings Clear Stamps set.
Here is how to make the card:
- Cut 3 pieces of blue cardstock measuring 6″ x 4 1/2″.
- Place the Paisley Stage it Stencil over the cut pieces and add pattern to them using a dark blue ink and a sponge dauber or other ink applicator tool. Allow to dry.
3. Cut a piece of Kraft brown cardstock measuring 6″ x 4 1/2″.
4. Use VersaMark Watermark (clear) and dark brown inks to stamp images from the Home Grown Greetings Clear Stamps set to create an allover-pattern background paper.
5. Using the Gift Card Accordion die and the small and medium rectangles from the Flourish Gift Frame, cut:
2 Paisley layers (trim out the centers to make a frame)
2 Cream cardstock layers
1 Kraft layer (trim out the center to make a frame)
1 Kraft layer using the smallest rectangle
1 Paisley layer using the medium rectangle
6. Adhere the layers to the cream cardstock bases as shown below. Options: Use paper glue or Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
7. Cut 4 of the ropes with unraveled ends from Kraft cardstock and ink the edges with brown ink.
8. Cut 4 straight rope pieces from Kraft cardstock and ink the edges with brown ink.
9. Trim and adhere 2 of each ropes to the Paisley layers.
10. Cut, ink, and adhere at pair of cowboy boots and hat from the Props 6 set and the sentiment “a gift for you”from the Accordion Gift Card die set.
11. Attach the two panels together with strong adhesive and trim off the extra tabs from the panel at the last panel.
Your card is now complete!
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Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:
Dark blue, dark brown, and VersaMark Watermark (clear) ink pads
Ink blending tool or sponge dauber
Die cutting machine