Measurements: The card is 4 ¼” square, red designer paper 4” square, across panel is 2 ½” plus 1/8 and 1/16” borders, smallest square is blue - ¾”, yellow – 1” and brown - 1 3/16”
-I used Nestabilities to cut the two smaller squares and paper cutter to cut the brown square.
-Ink distressing is done on all panels except the brown,
-Machine stitching on the across panel…a little crooked on the top there but hey it adds to the distressed look! The stitches are pulled to the back and tape with regular clear tape.
-Tools distressing on the yellow layer is done with a paper perforator.
-The images are colored with Prismacolor pencils, baby oil and paper stumps. Baby oil replaced Gamsol/mineral spirits.
-The flower are cut out, edged with black marker layered over the cut out leaves and I added some extra cardstock either by punching a ¼” circle of just hand cutting to fill the gap between the leaves so it has a more solid base when I glued it to the card.
Inside: I cut ink distressed all around the card edges and glued the cut out flower on the lower corner.
-Square Card ENVELOPE:
I always use an A2 sized envelope for my square cards so extra postage isn't required. I cut a piece of cardstock 4.25 x 5.5” and to make it easier to pull the card out of the envelope I punch a shape (usually a V/half square or Stampin Up photo corner punch) at the half way point of the top edge as long as embellishments aren’t directly underneath because this cardstock also acts as reinforcement/protection for embellishments as it goes through the sorting machines.
If you don’t have a suitable punch just cut the V with scissors.
Dot some glue about ¼” to 3/8” from each edge and tuck it in the envelope so the glue sticks to the front of the envelope. Then the card tucks in between the envelope front and the cardstock and doesn’t shift around during travel. I will be adding a photo tutorial to my blog and will link it here when I do if you’d like to check back.
If you would rather see this turtorial with photos click on my blog link here.
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 GMT Views: 2497
Registered: March 11, 2008 Location: Sacramento, California Posts: 39826
Tue, Jun 15, 2010 @ 8:48 PM
Rox another great sketch. This card is so beautiful. I love the earthy colors. Wonderful card. TFS :0)
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