I wanted to play around with square cards the other day so cut a bunch of card bases; boy, they are fun!! I don't know why, but square cards go together much differently and more easily than the standard invitation size for me. These are 4.25x4.25.
I cut two pieces of patterend paper (Rob n Bob Studio from the Slab 6, as well as a sheet from the Slab 4) to 4x4, then cut each of them into two rectangles of different sizes. I adhered them to the card base, and covered the seam with ribbon that wrapped all the way around and let the ends meet on the front of the card. I stamped the tags first with Weathered by CHF in Tattered Rose, then stamped 'friend' in Worn Lipstick.
For the card on the left, I attached a pale yellow prima to the tag hole with a glue dot, and a rhinestone to the centre of the flower. The rhinestone was self-adhesive, but did not stick to the prima at all and I had to use another glue dot. Then I adhered the tag to the front so it covered the seam of the ribbon.
For the card on the right, I used two layers of silk flower (from a crafting garage sale at the LSS) and attached them with a brad from that dragonfly kit (see Charming Dragonflies) that happened to go exactly with the yellow tint in the centre of the flower. That was a happy accident! I didn't realise until I brought the card to the light how well that worked. I also placed a few glue dots between the flower layers so the flower wouldn't be floppy. I adhered the flower to the card, then tucked the tag under the flower so it covered the seam on the ribbon. Long winded way of describing how I built these simple cards!
Thanks for looking!
Date: Thursday, August 24, 2006 GMT Views: 488
Registered: April 20, 2006 Location: Michigan's Upper Peninsula Posts: 34738
Sat, Aug 26, 2006 @ 11:17 AM
I agree with you totally on a square card -- for some reason I seem to have more room to work on a square base -- I love square cards and these are just adorable!!! Too bad they're more expensive to mail!!!