Thursday, February 12, 2009

Variation on the Scalloped Square Card

When I was making the file for the card with the scalloped square opening that I posted a few days ago I made a few variations. I like to see how many slightly different versions I can create from a basic idea .

For this card I put the scalloped edge pieces in a square as they were for the first card. However, instead of simply having these cut out from the front of the card, I "built" the card around them so I could create a framed effect.

Here is a screen shot showing the rectangles I used to build the card - for the screen shot I pasted them on an extra page and unchecked the weld option so you can see more clearly how the card was made.

Above you can see the card after cutting and scoring the fold. Since the card is a darker color, I cut a piece of white paper at 5 1/4 x 4 1/8 inches to line the inside. I placed the paper inside the card and then chose a stamp that would fit the opening nicely.

I centered the stamp within the opening and stamped the image.

Above you can see the black and white image - I thought it needed a bit of color!

So I colored the hearts in the toaster with some red markers.

When I was happy with the image I adhered the liner to the inside of the card placing it flush to the center.

Here is the card - it looks OK, but I thought there was something missing....

So I went back to the file and created an extra optional frame to be cut in a contrasting color - I think it makes the scalloped frame really pop! This frame is on page two of the file.

I'd love to see what you make with this file if you use it.

A2 Card with Framed Scalloped Opening


  1. I love this card! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work.

  2. Oh Joyce, this is perfect... I own so many of those block stamps that a just right card would be so handy!!! Thanks for creating and sharing this one!

  3. As always, another great job. And thank you so much for sharing and also showing the photos of your designs.

  4. This is so creative, thanks for sharing!

  5. You were right, this is a very versatile card. I really like the stamp you used (who made it?). Thanks for sharing.

  6. Oh my goodness, I love this! Wonderful job as always! Thank you so much for sharing.


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