Sunday, May 11, 2014
Memorial Day Card
Card stock base is Kraft card stock from PaperTreyInk. Used a red card stock for the front as well as a cream from Mikes and the patriotic print is from Hobby Lobby. Used the Stars die set from Little B for the stars on the front. The banner was cut out using a die set from Spellbinders.
To begin with in the Stars die set from Little B you have star dies that will just cut out a star shape and then you have a stitched star border die and that will give your cut out star shape the look of stitching on the edges. Here are photos of a blue star and a brown star to show this better. You need to use the two dies and I put painter's tape on mine so they stay together and straight while cutting them out:
These dies cut through the thickers and thinner card stocks with no problems and the stitching is a nice detail to the star edges.
Once the Kraft card stock base was cut out I put the red, cream, and patriotic card stocks together using the ATG. I cut a piece of red chevron card stock, also from Hobby Lobby, across the front of the card. Then I cut out the brown star, sponged the edges with brown ink, and using a star printed card stock, again from Hobby Lobby, I cut out a smaller star, again sponged the edges with a dark red ink, and put that on the brown star. Using the computer I printed out "Happy Memorial Day" onto the cream card stock from Mikes and used a banner die to cut it. Lightly sponged the edges of the banner piece using the dark red ink.
Using a button from the button jar I ran twine through that and put that onto the banner using a large glue dot. Did not have any "bling" to match the colours of the star print so using a small circle punch I punched out three circles from the star print card stock and put those onto the banner piece using a glue pen:
Put the banner piece across the star front using glue dots. Put the star onto the card front using pop dots for dimension. TFL and YOLO