Saturday, November 13, 2010

Another Winter Card

There are so many lovely stickers in the Reminisce Winter12 x 12 Additions, I just couldn't resist making another card.  Thank you all for the kind comments on yesterday's card.  I wanted to clarify that these cards are not my entry for the Cricut Cruise contest.  We had to do a 12 x 12 layout for the contest and I am not sure if I can post mine before the voting starts, so, to be on the safe side I will wait.  I had ordered this paper and some others so I would have lots of choices when I worked on my entry but I didn't end up using this for the contest.

I did use my Reminisce Accents cartridge for this card.  The sticker shape is just like one of the medallions on the cartridge so I measured the sticker (2 3/8 inches) and then I cut two layers at 2 1/2 inches and 2 3/4 inches for mats.  I used two shades of DCWV glitter cardstock and cut with multi cut set on 2 to be sure the cut would be clean.

Here is the location of the shape I used to mat the sticker.

I used my multipurpose tool to help line the sticker up perfectly before burnishing it to the mat layer.  This little tool is so helpful - it is almost like having a third hand!

I inked the edges of the cuts to be sure no white core would show. Then I used foam squares to mount the matted sticker to the second medallion shape.

I decided to make a 5 x 7 card.  Sometimes the A2 size just feels too small.  I wanted to have several mat layers so I trimmed one of the photo mats from the Reminisce Storybox (a collection of 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 photo mats and journaling boxes) to 4 x 6 inches.  To add more sparkle, I added a glitter photo mat trimmed to 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches.

The glitter cardstock is heavy and to save bulk I cut the center out of the mat - I can use this for another project.

I wanted my card to look like a package, so I "auditioned" some ribbon to cross in the front.  I chose this narrow ribbon and cut the pieces to a lnegth that I could wrap around to the back.  I used adhesive on the ribbon so it would stay in place.

I wrapped the ribbons to the back and secured them in the adhesive I had already placed around the edges of the mat layer.

For the final layer of matting I chose a journaling mat from an old Storybox collection,  The edge is the only part that shows so the lines don't matter!

 Here is the completed card base, ready for the medallion to be added.  It is very hard to see the contrast between the two lowest mats but in person the glitter layer really sparkles!

Foam squares on the medallion give another layer of dimension.

Here is a close view of all of the layers.

This flat view might show the glitter a little better than my first photo.

 Here is a close up view of the medallion.  Isn't the old fashioned image charming!

I imported the photo of fhe medallion into my StoryBook Creator Plus 3.0 software and turned it into another digital sticker.

I made a similar shape with Design Studio and then added a glitter effect digitally.

Here you can see the close view of the digital version (left) and the DCWV paper version (right).  I will save both of these for a future project.

A few people wrote and asked me about the cut for the card yesterday.  I used a "pinking circle" Nestabilities set to cut the circles.  As  you can see in the photo of the left, it is not a perfect fit but it worked!  If you want to ake a digital version, it is simple to black out the image and copy and paste it, filling with the color or texture you want.  You can see both versions above.

I want to add a sentiment - probably with "peel-offs" but I didn't have anything appropriate in a place where I could find it!  I will add something before I send the card so anyone.

We had a gorgeous day here today but I heard that there was a lot of snow in the Twin Cities.  If you have snow to deal with stay safe!

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  1. What a lovely card! :) You have such patience, as well as talent! (Nice blog too!)

  2. Love those stickers. They are so old fashioned looking. This is a beautiful card. If you want to add a sentiment you could attach it as a little gift tag since you've made your card look like a parcel! Just a thought.

  3. Diane, these stickers are just gorgeous. Love the cards you have been making using them. Your digital colors are perfect. I saw the back of your background paper during the tutorial on ribbon placement. Is the reverse of this green paper black & red? Sure looked gorgeous.

  4. I love these papers and the stickers - they make such beautiful cards!

  5. Diane,
    I follow your blog and all your adventures. I love the cards you make they are detailed and delicate. I hope you get the cruise. If you get a chance please visit my small blog and look at the Christmas card with the button. I would love a comment on what you think.

  6. The cards and the stickers are just lovely! I love the vintage style dressed up with shimmer!

    xx Susan

  7. Great card! I ordered this paper and stickers too. Love them.

    I have found another great use for the Multi-purpose tool, it makes a great stylus for the Gypsy. Nice and easy to hold.

  8. Thanks for the nice comments everyone.

    Karen - that's a good idea about putting the sentiment on a tag - thanks!

    Marcie, The paper is two sided and the other side is beautiful too - sometimes that is the problem with two sided paper!

    Sandy - I stopped over to your blog - the card with the buttons is very nice, thanks for letting me know about it.

    Di - that multi-purpose tool really is multi purpose isn't it! I'll have to try it with the Imagine.

  9. what a good eye you have to recognize the shape to use. Beautiful card. I am going to remember to create digital elements from cricut/sticker elements I create. Great idea!!


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