Wednesday, July 15, 2020

To a Friend--#tgifc272

There's a fun sketch challenge this week over at TGIF Challenges.  I don't believe I've ever made a card with a feature like this one before.  I had fun with it and have a tip for you on how to use a Rectangle Stitched die (#151820) and a Tasteful Label die (#152886) together.

As I thought about my project, I kept going back to the idea of using the featured part of the sketch kind of like a wrap for flowers.  I wasn't "feeling" my floral stamp sets this morning.  So, instead, I made a bouquet of leaves using the Forever Fern stamp set (#152559) and the coordinating Forever Flourishing dies (#152714).  I flipped the sketch 90 degrees for my card:

I started with a background pattern from the In Good Taste designer series paper pack (#152494) which was layered on a piece of Soft Suede card stock.  Then I stamped leaf images in Shaded Spruce, Just Jade and Mint Macaron inks on Whisper White card stock.  These were die cut and other die images were die cut out of Crumb Cake card stock. These were all arranged on the background after I glued my wrap pieces on the card. 

My wrap was created with two different dies because I couldn't find another die that I liked for the wrap I was envisioning. I wanted a stitched edge wrap with a pointed end so I could punch a hole in each end and thread linen thread through each hole.  I found my pointed end in the Tasteful Labels die set and then found a stitched rectangle die with the same width.  I die cut two rectangles first and then placed my Tasteful Label die as shown in the photo on the rectangle.  I rolled the die sandwich into the die cutting machine just until I heard a click and backed it out of the machine:

It was very easy to find the right position for the second 
die because the two dies are the same width.

After deciding on how to position my pieces, I folded the ends around to  the back of my Soft Suede layer and adhered them to the back with Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.  I used an 1/8" hole punch to create the hole to thread two pieces of linen thread through each end.

The greeting was stamped in Shaded Spruce and die cut using another Tasteful Label die.  Some gold metallic pearls and a Just Jade card base complete the card.  

You'll see some fun and beautiful projects using this challenge sketch over at the TGIF Challenges Blog here.

Have a great week!  Hope you got your taxes filed--I nearly forgot!!!
--Sara Nell 

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous card Sara!!! Love the rustic feel and earthy colors, and your creative idea for making the two tags! Beautifully done. Thanks for playing with TGIF Challenges this week!


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