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Hello,

Here’s an easy card to do for a greeting that you could make in a hurry.  It is basically trim, dry emboss, die cut, stamp and heat emboss.  It can be a top-folding card, like mine, or the fold can be on the side.  Here’s the items I used and the steps in which I used them.  Use what YOU have to make a card that can be given for many occasions.

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  1. From a package of 65# Recollections Multicolored Pink Cardstock (from Michael’s Craft Store), use a 12″ paper trimmer to cut a dark pink piece to 10″ x 5″.  Fold it in the middle to make a  5″ square card.
  2. Cut a 5″square of solid light pink cardstock with the paper trimmer.
  3. Cut a 4 1/2″ square of solid dark pink cardstock with the paper trimmer.
  4. Cut a 3 3/4″ square of colorful patterned cardstock that coordinates with the pinks with a Lawn Fawn Square Faux Stitching Die and a Cuttlebug Embossing Machine.
  5. Cut a 3 1/4″ square of light pink patterned cardstock with a Lawn Fawn Square Faux Stitching Die and a Cuttlebug Embossing Machine.
  6. Using the Cuttlebug and a Stampin’ Up!  Small Dots Embossing Folder by Sizzix (this surprises me, too!), run the following squares through the embossing machine – 5″square of light pink cardstock;  4 1/2″ square of dark pink cardstock.
  7. Taking the 3 1/4″ square of light pink patterned cardstock, lay it on the open end of the embossing folder with one corner in the embossing folder, so that half of the square (a triangle) will be embossed, and half of the  square will not be embossed.
  8. Now on the smallest square that is half-embossed, stamp a sentiment along the embossed edge.  I used a sentiment from an old stamp set I have that has no name from Stampabilities.  Using a VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad, the stamp was inked up and pressed onto the paper.  VersaFine is a pigment ink so it stays wet long enough to receive embossing powder.  Ranger Adirondack Wild Plum Embossing Powder was sprinkled on, excess shaken off, and melted with a heat gun.
  9. In the open space, stamp a picture such as a flower, birthday cake, graduation cap, etc.  I used a flower stamp from an old Martha Stewart Stamp Set (again, no package, no name). Step 8 heat embossing was repeated, except I used a VersaMark Ink Pad instead of the black .
  10. Adhere the squares to the card base with Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner Tape, with the largest square on the bottom, going up to the smallest square on top.
  11. On the flower, trace over the lines and dots with a Signo Uni-ball White Gel Pen.  In the center, put a dot of Ranger Inkssentials Enamel  Accents, White.  Try to form a ball instead of a peaked form. 

I hope you like this simple card and it inspires you to make a version of this card, especially if you are in a hurry, or if you are just learning.  If you do like it, please click on LIKE at the bottom of the page.  I would value a comment from you as well.  Thanks for taking the time to have a look.

Sincerely,

Tricia Ann 

 

SSSWC

 

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