Monday, June 14, 2010

Tall Crane Card


Next month I'll be teaching a class called Make It Legal. The idea is that all the cards are sized to fit a standard legal size envelope. Here's one of the cards from the class. On this one I get to play with my favorite new product, Pearl Pens from Viva Decor. They are super easy to use and I love the way they look on cards. You can also use them to decorate fabric. Check out the selection in my catalog. Have fun!

MSRS Origami Crane set
MSRS Texture set
Brown cardstock
Turquoise cardstock
Turquoise or Teal inkpad (dye ink or solvent ink)
Versamark inkpad (or similar)
Brown embossing powder
Turquoise pearl pen
Brown pearl pen
Heat tool
Paper cutter
Regular tape
Double sided tape
Foam pop dots (or similar)

Fold an 8 ½” x 11” sheet of brown cardstock in half lengthwise to yield a folded card measuring 11” x 4 ¼”. Reserve the leftover piece.
Using a paper cutter, trim the folded card to make a 9 ¼” x 4 ¼” card.
Cut the turquoise cardstock in half to yield two 8 ½” 5 ½” pieces. Reserve the leftover piece.
Ink the texture stamps with the turquoise inkpad and stamp randomly across the bottom of one of the 8 ½” x 5 ½” pieces of turquoise cardstock as shown. Stamp twice with each inking to get different intensities. Stamp again using the same technique in the upper left corner of the piece. Darken the bottom of the piece by rubbing ink into the cardstock directly from the pad.
Use your paper cutter to cut three strips from the right side of the textured cardstock. Each strip should measure ½” x 8 1.2”.
Cut three more strips from the top of the textured piece. These three strips should measure 3” x ½” each.
Turn all the strips over and arrange in a triple cross pattern as shown. Tape the center to hold it all together as shown.
From the reserved brown cardstock, cut a 1 ½” square and mount it on the turquoise strips as shown.
Stamp a small crane using Versamark ink onto an area of the leftover textured cardstock. Sprinkle with brown embossing powder and shake off the extra. Heat to emboss.
Cut the crane out and mount it in the center of the brown frame with pop dots as shown.
Trim the leftover 8 ½” x 5 ½” piece of turquoise cardstock to make a liner for the inside of the card.
Decorate the strips with Turquoise and Brown pearls using the Viva Pearl Pens as shown.


ModernaDesignsArt said...

Great color combination - TFS
Dorly Weitzen

jennifer said...

great colors - I need to give those pens a try they create an awesome look

dmb321 said...

I love this project its just beautiful

Jan Hurtado said...

I love the card, but are you sure about the dimensions? Shouldn't it be 9-1/4 x 4" to fit a legal-sized envelope?