Sunday, October 18, 2009

Duo-Open Christmas Card

(this looks better in person)

To create this card you will need the following supplies:
Card base: vanilla cream card stock cut to 8-1/2" x 5-1/2"
2 Chocolate card stock rectangles 2" x 5-3/8"
2 Vanilla Cream card stock rectangles cut to 1-3/4" x 5-1/8"
1 evergreen scalloped circle 2-3/4"
1 cranberry circle 2-1/2"
(Cuttlebug, Cricut or die cutting system is needed)
1 six-inch piece of green ribbon
Stamp sets: D1366 Holiday Trinkets (Autumn/Winter 2009) and D1243 Peace on Earth (or other stamp set your choice)
Chocolate ink pad
Sponge or dauber-duo
pop dots or glue dots

1. Crease Vanilla CS (card stock) base at 2-1/8" and 6-3/8" ( this will create two front flaps, like a window opening)
2. Stamp the trees in the middle of the Cranberry CS and emboss with green embossing powder ( I used Verdigris)
3. Layer the stamped Cranberry CS over the scalloped edge Evergreen CS
4. Using the VersaMark ink pad stamp your saying randomly on each of the narrow Vanilla Cream CS pieces. Set aside for just a bit
5. Glue both pieces of of Chocolate CS to the front flaps, centering them and showing just a bit of the Vanilla Cream CS edge.
6. Now take your chalk color (I used green) and a Q-tip, cotton ball or applicator and gently rub all over the surface of the Vanilla Cream rectangles where you previously stamped with the VersaMark to make the stamped image "pop" from the page. You will have color all over, but the words/image will "pop" from the surface.
7. Using your sponge/dauber duo and your Chocolate ink pad, sponge the edges of both Vanilla Cream rectangles.
8. Attach the two Vanilla Cream CS pieces to the front flaps on top of the Chocolate CS, leaving a boarder all the way around.
9. Attache the circle combo to the top half of the card, being careful not to put adhesive on the bottom portion (or the card will not open, LOL)
10. Add sentiment of choice inside the card.
11. Tie ribbon into a bow and attach with glue dot (place right below the circle set, place close enough you can slightly tuck the circle in to keep it flat)

Directions seem long, but it really doesn't take that long to make this card -- especially if you have everything cut out ahead of time. Enjoy!

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