Let’s make this short and sweet. Today on YouTube I ran across a card making video on a channel called Ken’s Kreations. I’ll post the link below. Ken said he got the idea for this card from Pinterest. So now I’m passing it on to you.
Note: The gray line above the twine is a shadow.
- Paper Trimmer
- White 5.25 x 4 inch Cardstock
- Black 5.5 x 4.25 inch Cardstock
- White Fun Foam cut a little smaller than 5.25 x 4 inches
- White Heavy 8.5 x 4.25 inch Cardstock, folded in half
- Acrylic Block or MISTI (Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented)
- Sentiment Stamp of your choice
- Black Ink
- Silvery-Gray Liquid to splash on the front card panel
- Washi Tape
- Scotch Tape
Using a paper trimmer, cut a piece of white cardstock to 5.25 x 4 inches. I used 80# Neenah Crest Solar White Cardstock. Choose the sentiment you want from your stamps. I used a Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad to stamp Congratulations from Stampabilities. I thought the flags looked like someone had won. Of course, you could be celebrating a birthday, a new baby, a retirement, a new home, almost anything. I wanted to sprinkle a silvery gray on the background but I didn’t have anything to sprinkle. I DID have a bottle of Tsukineko Irresistible Embellishment in silver. Click on the photo to go to the link.
So I shook it up and opened it for the first time. Hmmm, it was not what I expected. I couldn’t splash it on. It has a needlepoint that can even be used for writing letters. So I touched the needlepoint to each place where I wanted a dot. This was set aside to dry. The dots look as though they have been heat embossed.
Then I cut 2 pieces of Recollections Twine from Michael’s that would be long enough to wrap around the sides of the front panel and taped to the back with Scotch Tape. Before I did so, I got out my washi tape and selected patterns and colors that might go together. I wrapped pieces of the washi tape around the twine and stuck the tape to itself, thinking about the spacing as I went. Scissors were used to trim the tails of the washi tape. The twine ends were then Scotch taped to the back of the front panel.
A piece of Michael’s 65# Recollections Black Cardstock was trimmed to 5.5 x 4.25 inches. This was adhered to the back of the front panel. I used Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner Tape.
I wanted to give the card some height, so I cut a piece of white fun foam just a little smaller than the front panel, 5.25 x 4, to put between the black cardstock and card base. Click on the photo to go to the link.
Here is a 9 x 12 inch white fun foam package of 12 from Simon Says Stamp.
I almost always use 110# Neenah Crest Solar White Cardstock for my card base. The E-Z Runner Tape was used to adhere the panels to the card base.
And that’s it, Easy Peasy! I hope you enjoyed reading through the process of making this simple card and will give it a try yourself.
Ken’s Kreations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15XRWUmecTQ
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/