I love sketches! The Sketch and my interpretation of it:
This week I chose to use an older release die set from Joset for Elizabeth Craft Designs:
This card is so easy and can be used for any occasion, even a “stay in touch” card.
Lets make this card:
Step 1: Cut all the pieces from the above die set with white cardstock (adhere the “fin” pc. to the Dolphin. 1a: Color the beach ball with Copics B21, B23, B24.
Step 2: Choose a designer paper to cut the half circle in the sketch. I chose this one from Hot off The Press called “Big Bubbles“. Choose a solid color cardstock that coordinates with the designer paper (the second color from the left in the Recollections pack below matched the “bubbles paper”:
Step 3: Make a base card by scoring an 8.5 x 11″ white cardstock at 5.5″ along the 11″ side. Fold and trim to 5.5 x 7″ to make a book fold base card. With solid blue above (2nd from the left) cut a rectangle that measures 5″ x 6.5″.
Step 4: Using the largest die from the set below, cut a circle from the “bubbles” paper.
Adhere this bubble circle to the blue rectangle with the top of the circle at 3.5/8″ from the top of the blue rectangle. Then trim off the rest of the bubble paper that hangs off the shape of your blue rectangle. See card picture below.
Step 5: Adhere all the pieces from the “Dolphin” set to the card as shown above.
Step 6: I tried to emboss a sentiment directly to the blue base card. It turned out perfect when I tried it on a pc. of scrap paper but not on the card. I’m posting a picture of the Disaster and then the fix for a friend on FB that posted such a sweet comment under my post that it really touched me. You can fix almost all mistakes. I usually step away and breath. Then an idea comes to me and I initiate plan B!
Plan B for step 6! Using the stamp set below, stamp the sentiment on white cardstock and then cut out with the second to the smallest of this nested set below by QuicKutz..
Distress the edges of this little sentiment frame with PanPastel 520.5 Ultra Marine Blue. Now adhere to the front of the blue rectangle as shown in the pic. in step 4. Adhere this completed blue rectangle to the white base card leaving 1/4″ margin on all sides.
Step 7: Using the straight rope from the set below cut 4 times with white cardstock.
Glue these 4 rope pieces on all four edges of the blue rectangle but start with the two long sides. Glue from the top down but stop about 1/2 from the bottom even though it’s not long enough. Next glue the ropes to the short sides. Save the pcs, you cut off of the short sides because they will be the exact size you need to complete the rope on the long sides. Now, start with the finished edge of one of the pieces you saved and glue to the end of one of the short edges and going up the long edge to fill in where it was short. When you get almost where this cut off piece will go under the long pc. that was to short, then cut at an angle off the very end of the long pc. Glue the short pc. under the now cut at an angle long pc. Glue the angled end down. See close up below:
Thanks for taking a look and come back next week for a real cutie pie image!
Other Products used:
Elizabeth Craft Designs: Soft Finish Cardstock White, Clear Double sided adhesive 10m
Beacons Kids Choice Glue
Sizzix Big Shot Plus