Friday, September 7, 2012

Card in Two

I saw this card somewhere [sorry I do not remember where or who or I would be tickled to give her credit] and saved it, printed it, and looked at it several times knowing I wanted to do one just like it. There wasn't a thing I didn't like about it. I especially loved how it looked like it was just floating in air.

First, I want to say that the colors did not show up well. This card is purple and soft yellow on a neutral card base. I started with some Naturals cardstock cut long ways where it stands taller than wider. Cut off the end about 1.5 inches and set this piece aside. Now at the bottom of the card itself cut off about a half inch. Adjust according to your "floating" pieces you want to use; I used stars. Score the top part [don't know if you can tell] 1/8" two rows, skip an 1/8 and repeat. In other words, you will have two lines scored then a space, two lines scored then a space, etc.

I took my Stars Nestabilities and used the 3 smallest of the 5. There's a large one for the middle, 3 medium with one out of a patterened paper for the center star and 3 smaller stars to be the center of all three stars. The largest star was also embossed. I used purple cardstock for the largest and all 3 small stars. Two medium sized stars were die cut in a soft butter cardstock and one out of coordinating patterened paper.

The large star is put together with dimensional tape between each star. The other two stars are just laid one on the another. I had some pretty, small crystal rhinestones that I colored with More Mustard marker and placed them in the center of the smaller stars.

Attaching to card: Attach the top of the large star in the center of the top piece with a glue dot leaving the bottom unattached. Place a smaller completed star underneath the large one and carefully place it on the top piece by the tip of it so it appears to be "floating". Repeat with the other star. With the bottom piece laid in line with the inside of the card, check and see that there is ample space visible when the stars will be attched to it. Before attaching it to the top piece, fold it with the stars laying over the loose piece. Select a stamp that will fit appropriately on the unattached piece. At this time, remove it and stamp your sentiment. Now it is time to put mini glue dots [or tape] where it cannot be seen on the bottom of all three stars. Gently lay the top over the bottom piece and when it is in line perfectly, press in place. This is not hard at all...just a little wordy. Refer to photo and see what I am talking about.

On the inside, I stamped the coordinating sentiment along with the gift in this set. In order to keep it from looking bland, I added some tiny rhinestones in the open spaces in the image. This brought the front and inside together nicely. On the back, I stamped the balloon in this set and drew a line for the string.

Paper: Naturals Ivory (SU), patterened paper (K & Company) and purple and soft yellow solid (The Paper Studio)
Stamps: Birthday Whimsey (SU ret.)
Ink: Lavendar Lace
Other: Star Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Scoreboard, Glue Dots, Rhinestones and More Mustard marker (SU-for string on balloon on the back of card, not shown)

I hope you like this card. I thoroughly enjoyed making it and want to make more in different themes. It would be so cute with leaves, hearts, flowers, snowmen, presents, etc.

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