Saturday, August 31, 2013


I wish you could see this card, as the
 picture does not capture the beauty of the gel sparkle.
It is one of the most striking cards I've made.

Supplies:  Close to My Heart (unless otherwise stated)
    Papers - Kraft, Outdoor Denim, Cocoa, New England Ivy                 cardstock
    Stamp - Always Grateful (C1559)
    Inks - Cocoa (Z2114)
    Embellishments - Glitz Glitter Gels
    Almond (Z1769), Green (Z1771), Red (Z1484,
    Bronze (Z1483)
    Misc. - Scallop Border Punch (Z1851), CTMH Cricuit
    Artbooking Cartridge (Z1906), Scissors, Acrylic Block,
    3-D Foam Tape, Cocoa marker
    Other - not CTMH - White Gel Pen

This side view shows how the card is assembled.

    * Cut 6"x 12" Kraft CS to form 6"x 6" card, fold
    * Cut 5 3/4"x 5 3/4" New England Ivy CS, adhere
    * On New England Ivy piece, placing the piece back onto you paper trimmer, measure in 1/2" on all four sides, keeping it 1/2" in from all four corners, cut to form a box 1/2" wide within the original piece. Adhere
    * Using CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge, cut Outdoor Denim  page 72 <Overlay> <b> at 5 1/2", adhere large piece as shown
    * Trim Cocoa piece with border punch, embellish with gel pen, adhere as shown
    * Stamp sentiment
    * Apply small pieces of foam tape to trunk of tree, adhere. 
    * Using marker, color entire trunk, then reapply to one side only for dimension
    * Add foam tape to larger leaves and adhere as shown 
    *  Using Glitz Glitter Gel, color in  all leaves
    * Allow to dry several hours


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