Sunday, December 4, 2011

You + Me = Friendship


Here's a card I made for a friend who also has a November birthday. I'm very drawn to the letterpress effect - it seems so elegant. I've been trying the letterpress plates, but still haven't quite perfected the use yet. I can't get the whole piece of paper clean, so I finally just cut out the image and used it by itself!



Note: Finished card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


Basic Black (SU!)8 1/2" x 11"; scored at 5 1/2"
Creamy Caramel (SU!)5 3/8" x 8 3/8"
Lap of Luxury DSP (SU!)5" x 7"
Bravo Burgundy (SU!)5" x 5 1/4"
Stamper's Select White (Papertrey Ink)5" x 5", and
3 1/4" x 4", and
1 1/4" x 2 1/4"


Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Bravo Burgundy (SU!)


JavaBellas (Stamping Bella)
Sweet Serendipity (SU!)


Classic Triple Scallop Edgeabilities (Spellbinders)
Classic Bracket Edgeabilities (Spellbinders)
Wonky Rectangles Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Corner Trellis Letterpress Plate (Sizzix)
Key Tag Punch (SU!)
Big Shot Pro (Sizzix)
Ribbon (Michaels)
COPIC Markers (Imagination International)
SU! Markers
Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura)
Shell White Microfine Glitter
Zip-Dry Glue
3-D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
Foam tape (Scotch)
Scissors (Cutter Bee)
ATG (3M)
Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)



Start with a whole sheet (8 1/2" x 11") of black card stock, score in the middle at 5 1/2", and fold.


Cut a piece of caramel card stock measuring 5 3/8" x 8 3/8", and cut/emboss one short end using the edger die from the Triple Scallop Edgeabilities set, and the Fleur de Lis decorative insert from the Classic Bracket set.

Cut a piece of patterned paper measuring 5" x 7". Mount a strip of ribbon across the middle, and mount the patterned paper onto the caramel card stock mat. Mount the mat layers onto the front of the card.


Use black ink on the letterpress plate, and press the corner image into a square of white card stock. Trim the pressed image out.

Stamp the image in black ink on white paper, and cut/emboss the image using a wonky rectangle die that allows room for the whole image.

Color most of the image with COPIC markers. I used these colors:

  • Skin: E0000, E00, R11
  • Hair: Y11, E15, E18
  • Capris: E30, E33
  • Chairs/Table: B32, W0, W4
  • Vase/Rose: B00, R81
  • Coffe Cups: E30, E47

For the sparkly shirt and dress, fill in the areas with the quickie glue pen, and cover in the microfine glitter. Then color over the glitter with the SU! markers. I used Sage Shadow for the shirt and matching shoes, and Bravo Burgundy for the dress and matching shoes.

Cut a burgundy card stock piece measuring 5" x 5 1/4", and mount on the card front. Mount the image in the lower right area of the burgundy mat. Add the trimmed letterpress to give the appearance of an awning using foam squares. Tie a bow matching the ribbon, and mount in the upper right corner of the image.


Stamp the sentiment in burgundy ink on white card stock, and punch it out using the Key Tag punch. Mount it to the left of the "awning" with foam tape (using foam tape makes it fit under the already mounted awning).

Thanks for stopping by!



helen said...

Very nice card - it all goes together so well!

Sue said...

What a lovely freindship card n great colour combo Luv Sue x

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