Sunday, June 24, 2012
3 x 3 cards for Convention
These are 3 strings of cards for a 3 x 3 Card swap at the SU Convention in July.
Card 1 - I stamped the image onto white cardstock. Then colored it with my SU markers. Then I matted the image onto Pretty in Pink cardstock. After matting I colored in my cupcake icing with Crystal Effects and sprinkled some diamond dust in that. I had to sit it to the side to dry overnight. The card base is cut 6 x 3 and then scored at 3 on the long end. I did nothing to the base. As my own personal habit, I did cut a 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 piece of white cardstock to put inside the card. I like to write on the neutral papers of white or very vanilla and not on the darker cardstock.
Card 2 - I stamped the Naughty or Nice saying with my Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green markers onto Very Vanilla Cardstock. I then punched the sentiment out using a round punch. The Gumball Green wreath shape is from the new 3 doily sizzlet die. I think it is the medium shape. I just knew when I put the round sentiment on it that it reminded me of a wreath. I added a a bow to the wreath. I took red line tape and added it to my Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon. Then I folded it in half lengthwise. This gave me a smaller width of ribbon to work with for my cards. I made the ribbons using the "FORK BOW METHOD". I cut the card base 6 x 3 and then scored it at 3 on the long side. I did add a small strip of Be of Good Cheer Designer Paper. The strip was 3 inches across and 2 dots deep. I pop dotted the wreath to this. Of course, there is a piece of 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inch very vanilla cardstock added to the inside of the card.
Card 3 - The snail card was fun. I stamped the snail onto white cardstock. Then colored it in. I rounded the corners of the white cardstock. Then matted it to the Tempting Turquoise cardstock. I also rounded those corners. After all that, then I added the yellow buttons (they are the ones that remind me of Life Savers!) and added a pearl to the button. I do have a background stamped on the Old Olive cardstock using Old Olive ink. And again there is a matching white insert cut 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 placed inside this card.
Vanessa, I hope this answered all your questions about the swap! Have fun making yours!