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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hi Card - October Afternoon

Don't you just love October Afternoon brand! I saw this paper and new I had to make it mine :-). I actually made this card in September last year and sold it as a set of 3 on my Etsy store - I love Etsy! If you haven't had a chance to visit my store, please do and tell me what you think. I do more than just paper crafting, so I have jewelry, paper craft items and a few fabric items as well.
Back to this card. Here is the list of supplies:
  • Stampin' Up! - Pretty In Pink cardstock, chipboard letters, chipboard circle frame, scallop border punch, scallop circle punch, Happy Everything stamp, Basic Black craft ink {used on chipboard letters}, Basic Black classic ink {used on graph patterned paper for Happy Everything sentiment and minimal ink distressing}, black brad {hidden by black button}
  • October Afternoon - all patterned paper
  • Heidi Swapp - Green gem stickers
  • Making Memories - yellow ribbon, black photo turn and brad
  • Autumn Leaves - black button

A few things to note:

To make the flower punch out like 8 or so scallop circles. Crinkle each of them up in your hands. Stack them on top of each other, Either punch a hole with a 1/16th " hole punch or pierce through all of the layers. Add a brad through the middle to hold all the layers together. If you have a brad that you want to be the middle of the flower, definitely use it! But I wanted to use the button, so I didn't mind what brad I used since I new I was covering up. Use a mini glue dot to attach the button on top of the brad. Attach the flower to the card with a pop dot {I think I used 2 to make it stick}. Fold the edges up to get the look that you want. I love using double sided patterned paper for things like this, because you get to see at least parts of the opposite side of whatever side you are displaying.

I messed up and ended up getting black ink underneath the green gems on the bottom left corner. So I took my Basic Black stamp pad and very carefully distressed the card. I say carefully because I had put the whole card together and then noticed the mess in the bottom. I didn't want to get any on the ribbon, and I didn't want the distressing to be as noticeable as I usually make it.

I took the chipboard letters and turned them upside down directly into my Basic Black craft pad to get them colored in ink. I know you can't tell in the picture too well, but I left the sides pretty much the raw color. Also the black on top isn't applied perfectly. I wanted to continue the distressed look and make sure some of the natural chipboard color came through here too.

The last thing is what I did to get the photo turn to stay in place where I wanted. The brad isn't actually going through any paper. I took 2 mini glue dots and put one behind the brad and the other on the tip of the turn to hold the turn to the card. So that I made sure the ends of the brad didn't show, I folded both of them towards the long direction of the turn. This way it stays right where I want it to be and I didn't have to worry about the brad showing on the inside of the card.

Here are a few close up pics to get a better look:

Happy Scrapping Everyone!