I created a card using the Swing Card from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge, page 52 of the handbook, as the base of my card. Here is a picture of the front of the card.
Here is picture of the inside...since the right portion of the card is mostly embossed, there really isn't a great place to include a written note. Therefore, I backed the cut shape on the left side with an additional cricut cut which served two purposes...it provided some much needed color to that side of the card, but it also provided a place for a written note! How cute!
Since I used embossing powder on the front of the card, I thought it would be nice to include a close up image of this detail of the card. I certainly love the shiny result of heat embossing.
A quick summary of the steps to make this card:
- Cut at 5.5 inches from Colonial White Card Stock, Swing Card, Artiste Cricut Cartridge, pg 52, <Accent 1>
- Cut at 2.25 inches from Goldrush Card Stock, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, pg 62, <Oval 5>, CUT 3
- Cut Olive Card Stock, 3 1/8 inches by 5.5 inches AND 4.25 inches by 5.5 inches. Then emboss the larger cut using the Stripe Embossing Folder and adhere to the right panel of the inside of the card base. Adhere the smaller cut to the front of the card base.
- Cut Colonial White Card Stock, 1 7/8 inches by 5.25 inches. Using Chocolate, Goldrush and Olive Mini Pigment Ink Pads, ink in approximate thirds, the text stamp from Season of Thanks, D1604. Then stamp the image onto the Colonial White Card Stock and adhere it to the card front, centering atop the olive.
- While this dries, stamp on one of the three Goldrush shapes, using Chocolate Mini Pigment Ink and the corresponding stamp from Frame Flair, D1546. Quickly sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder onto the wet ink, shake of excess and heat emboss with the Craft Heater. Tip - save your fingers by holding the cardstock with your tweezers.
- Next, carefully ink the word "Family", Family is Forever, S1409, using Chocolate Mini Pigment Ink and stamp, centering inside the frame. Working quickly once again, sprinkle the wet ink with Clear Embossing Powder, shake to remove the excess and then heat set with the Craft Heater. This can then be attached to the front of your card using 3D Foam Tape and align carefully with shape of the card base. You can also go ahead and adhere another of the Goldrush cut shapes to the back of this, taking care to align the cuts.
- The final step is to stamp "is FOREVER" on the remaining Goldrush Cricut Cut using Chocolate Mini Pigment Ink. I inked the edges of this cut and then adhered it to inside of my card, taking care to align it with the cut shape on the front of the card.
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