Monday, October 18, 2010
Laurel Punch Around the Page Card #5
This card uses the Punch Around the Page set without punching all the way around the card stock. Since the required dimensions do not perfectly fit an A2 card and I usually make A2 cards, I tried a different idea.
I cut a mat for the card at the typical 4 x 5 1/4 inch size which would normally leave a 1/8 inch border around the mat. Then I punched one corner and two sides of the mat and adhered it flush to the edge and the top of the inside of the card.
I did the same for the top of the card but aligned the mat in the opposite corner. I added a layer of patterned paper cut at 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. I inked the edges of the patterned paper in brown. The paper is from the Martha Stewart Playground 12 x 12 paper pack.
I chose the word "Thanks" from the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge (one of the preloaded cartridges on the Gypsy that has great word art). I adapted it to fit the space with the Gypsy, adjusting the width to 4.25 inches and the height to 2.5 inches. I used a guide rectangle to show the space I had available for the sentiment and make it easy to get the size right.
The word does not stand out enough against the busy patterned paper so I added a shadow cut in the same ivory cardstock as the punched mat. The word and the card base are cut from brown Core'dinations cardstock.
I had to adjust the shadow to fit the adapted word but the end result is worth it - the "thanks" is loud and clear after adding the shadow.
This offset border gives a very simple card an interesting twist - I always like to see something unexpected!
If you would like to win a Martha Stewart Laurel Punch Around the Page set for your crafting please go to THIS POST and read all of the details on how you can win this set. Comments must be left on the original post for the giveaway but please leave comments about this card here.
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