Saturday, September 27, 2014

Friend card

Today I have a card that was inspired by one I saw in a book and now don't remember the Author's name.  The colors are masculine but can be changed to give a more feminine feel.  There's some die cutting, stitching, and distressing involved.

Paper: Recollections- Brown card stock, White card stock; Misc.- Maroon card stock; My Minds Eye  “Stella and Rose” Mabel papers (6x6)
Inks: Ranger- Walnut Stain Distress ink
Fibers: Tan sewing thread
Other: Nicole- Glittered Letter stickers; Spellbinders Nestabilities square swatches dies


1.       Cut a piece of Recollections brown card stock to 5 ½’x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”.
2.       Cut a piece of Recollections white card stock and using the ink blending tool and Walnut Stain distress ink, ink the edges and adhere to the front of the card base.
3.       Take the pattern paper and using the ink blending tool and Walnut Stain distress ink, ink the edges and cut that down to fit on top of the white card stock and adhere using ATG.
4.       Cut 2 narrow strips of maroon card stock and using a paper piercing tool, poke holes along the strips and then use the tan sewing thread, backstitch along the maroon strip and adhere to the card front at 2 different angles.
5.       Die cut 2 medium square swatches (1 in white card stock and 1 in maroon card stock).  Ink the white card stock with Walnut stain and adhere to the left with a point on the top and then adhere the maroon piece as a square. Position the glittered letters to spell friend on top of the maroon card stock.
For the inside of the card cut a 5 ¼”x 4” piece of white card stock and adhere.

I hope you have enjoyed this project and please check back often for inspiration.

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