-I used the clear Zero Hero centering ruler (pictured in this link) as my guide which I found at Michael’s. Notice the zero is in the center of the ruler which makes it easy to line up the card even to each side. I used a 1” square punch so I lined the edges up to the 1/2” mark and you only need the ruler for that first square placement then the square becomes your guide.
-To border the Top Note panel I cut a second piece from black cardstock and cut it in two pieces letting the tips be my guide for the cut and lined it up to the top panel.
-The flowers are an EK Success punch, the flower center is done with the Cuttlebug Tiny Tag set and I punched ¼” circles and placed them on the tag holes on the die cut and ran it through the machine. The cutting process rounds out the edges and gives a much nicer look than the 1/8” circle punch. The two pieces are glued together and then glued to the card.
INSIDE: This SCS link will show you a better view of how the inside of the card is finished off, look at the top left example. I went to a little extra pains to line up the panel over the top note to get it even so I could use it inside the card with a plain piece of cardstock or paper.
This is a hand cut envelope with narrow flaps on the side. I punched three flowers through the front and folded in flap, not the back. Open the flap out and place a piece of clear packing tape on the inside over the punched section. Punch three black flower and place them in the punched out section of the envelope and the packing tape will hold them in place.
Stampin Up Top Note die cut from Sizzix, Word Window, EK Success – flower, Cuttlebug and Tiny Tag die cut set
Date: Monday, January 25, 2010 GMT Views: 710
Registered: June 10, 2007 Location: BC Posts: 44790
Mon, Jan 25, 2010 @ 5:11 PM
Wow! The way you align everything is amazing, just as Anne say! Lovely colours and flowers too! Zero Hero centering tool - I'm going to have to look for it at my local Michael's! I have a feeling the operator - not the ruler - is the hero! ;)
Registered: December 19, 2006 Location: North Carolina Posts: 15588
Mon, Jan 25, 2010 @ 7:19 PM
You are so amazing! I get so excited when I see you have posted something in the gallery. Beautifully designed and you just have such an eye for color. And of course love the inside and matching envie! I also appreciate you always explaining how you achieved your end product. Love this card! TFS!