A while back Jenny Gropp http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...=10&limit= posted an absolute stunner of a card (all of hers are amazing) and I was very excited to try it because I owned the punch. I changed the colors to my favorites for fall: brilliant sky blue, and the orange and burgundy of flaming foliage. The sheen is for fall frost.
Wow, Jenny! This was 32 separate pieces and I don’t mind a bit because the design sings! Thanks for sharing yours so the rest of us could try it.
I found it very useful to run the punched finial pieces through a Xyron sticker maker (with repositionable cartridge) and then carefully cut them in half. The brad: dip a heated office brad (held in a wooden clothespin or needle-nosed plier) into deep blue embossing powder, the powder will stick to the hot brad. Heat to melt the powder, then cool and use in top central finial. The top group (the last eight layers, placed in diamond position) is affixed to the lower layers by dimensional foam squares.
Burgundy: 4½ by 9 card base, 3 ¾, (cut corners off after affixing to white layer) 3 7/16, 2 3/8, 1 ¾, 1 5/8, 1 3/8.
Orange: 4, 2 ½, 2, 1 1/8
Blue: 2, 1 ½, 1 ¼, 1 ¼ strips for under finials (trim flush with white after affixing.)
White Gloss: 2 1/8, 1 ¾, 3 5/8
All measurements are in inches and are squares unless otherwise stated.
Oh, the 4 1/2-inch square card fits very nicely into a CD envelope; you know, the kind with the round window in the front. The design shows through very nicely. Just use the back for addressing--and of course, these require extra postage.
Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2007 GMT Views: 667