Monday, November 23, 2009

Double Ornament card steps


Cardstock (black, cream and metallic gold)
MSRS Cloisonné Ornament stamp
Pigment inkpad (Versamark or similar)
Mirror Gold embossing powder
Gold ribbon (1 ½” wide or your choice)
Gold wire (24 gage or whatever you have)
Double-sided tape or glue
Craft knife
Paper cutter
Heat tool


Make a folded card measuring 5” x 6 ¾” from the black cardstock.
Make a liner measuring 4 ¾” x 6 ½” for the card from the cream color cardstock and attach it to the inside of the card. Attach it just at the top. From the leftover piece, cut a panel measuring 5 ¼” x 4”.
From the metallic gold cardstock, cut two panels measuring 5 ½” x 4 ¼”. One will be a frame piece and one is to stamp on.
Stamp the Cloisonné Ornament twice on one of the metallic gold panels. Sprinkle it with Mirror Gold embossing powder and heat until raised and shiny. Cut both ornaments out.
Wrap a piece of ribbon about 7” long around the 5 ¼” x 4”cream color panel and tape it to the reverse side as shown.
Twist two small lengths of wire into loops as shown and attach one to the back of the ribbon panel and one to the back of one of the ornaments as shown.
Layer the cream color panel with the ribbon and the loop attached to the back to the remaining metallic gold panel. Attach it to the black card. Attach the ornament without the loop to the card diagonally as shown. Slip the looped ornament onto the loop on the ribbon panel and allow it to swing free.
Because this card is somewhat “front heavy”, attach a 4” x 2” panel of cardboard under the liner at the bottom of the card as shown. This will act as an unseen counterweight allowing the card to be displayed without tipping forward. Enjoy!

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