Friday, June 1, 2012

friday...step-by-step sympathy card tutorial

Today I have a step-by-step Sympathy card to share with you. These are always so hard for me to work on but sometimes are necessary and useful to keep in hand.

So, let's get started!

Step 1. Cut a 6"x12" piece of cardstock and fold inward at 3" and 9".

Step 2. Rip out the 6"x6" sheet of paper from the 6"x6" paper pad and cut a 4"x" square from the inside leaving the bird area intact. Use the paper that you cut out from the inside, flip it around, and trim it to 3"x3".

Step 3. Trim a blue cardstock to 2.6"x2.6" and a cream colored cardstock to 2.5"x2.5".

Step 4. Stamp your sentiment and image using black archival ink, color in the image using Tim Holtz distress markers. Lightly distress the edges using Vintage Photo distress ink.

Step 5. Adhere all the layers together and machine stitch them.

Step 6. Adhere the 6"x6" layer onto the left side of the card only. Do not add glue to the right side of the card.

Step 7. Open the card and adhere the smaller 3"x3" square in the center over the left side of the card only. This will create a peek area in your card. To finish, add stickles to highlight some areas and two buttons on the left side of the card.

Here's the finished card:

cardstock: Bazzill;
patterned paper: MME's Lost & Found II (Breeze);
bling: Ranger Stickles (Diamond);
ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Vintage Photo), Memento Archival Ink (Tuxedo Black);
stamp: Fiskars All Year Greetings Stamps, Stamp School Natural Landscape;
buttons: Buttons Galore (Ivory);
twine: The Twinery Twine Charcoal Bundle;
other: sewing machine

Thanks for stopping by today! have a great weekend! :)

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