Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Punched Border Valentine Card
After sorting and reorganizing my punches, I was ready to actually use one for a card. I pulled out one of the most recent additions, the Daisy Lace deep edge punch.
I had the leftover hearts and swirls from this gift bag sitting on my table, just waiting to be added to a card or some other project. (This bag is one of the free cuts that came with my new Silhouette Cameo machine).
This is a standard A2 card (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 folded to make a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card). I cut the card base from Bazzill textured cardstock in a rosy red. The top layer is 4 x 5 1/4 inches, also from the red Bazzill cardstock, punched along one long edge. It is important to center the punch to get a nice symmetrical look for the card. The white layer is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches. The punched top layer is adhered in the solid section but the lace part is not stuck down on the white layer.
These little bits were left from the punch. I noticed the flower petal teardrop shapes and thought they would make a nice addition to the border so I pulled out five of them.
I added the pink heart cut and the thin swirls along the sides. The heart is cut from Core'dinations gemstone cardstock and is textured with a pearly shine.
I used Creative Memories Precision Point adhesive for the swirls and the tiny teardrops. I let it dry to clear and then it is sticky but won't ooze out from behind the tiny pieces when they are placed on the card.
The extra little teardrops make the border a bit more dramatic and fill the space nicely.
I added foam squares to lift the oval sentiment tag. This is one of the Craftwork Cards sentiments that my friend Enfys gave me. They are so handy and work well for quick cards.
The sentiment is printed in metallic silver on a pearlized white card. All that was missing now was a bit of bling. The fine points at the bottom of the swirls tended to pop up a bit so I decided to add a few gems to keep them in place and add sparkle (every card needs sparkle, right?)
Three tiny clear gem stickers from Creative Charms are just right to finish the base of the heart and the swirls.
This card is quick and easy to make. If you don't have this particular wide border punch, there are lots of others that would also be pretty along the lower edge. I think it is important to always look at the scraps and leftovers from one cut to see if they can be used for another purpose.
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