This card I created is especially made for my 11-year old son who recently participated in our State’s Geography Bee. I am very proud of him. As early as 5-years old, we know that he is destined for this competition. Finally!
I am also proud of myself in being able to put this card together in such a short time.
The image is from Fabrika Fantasy. This is the second card I created using this image. I colored the image using Copic markers. I fuzzy cut the image leaving a small border around it. I traced the left side of the image on the front edge of a side folding white notecard. I cut this front part of the note card using the traced line as a guide. It is not quite as perfect compared to using a coordinating metal die but this is hardly noticeable after the card is put together.
I cut a thick acetate at 1” x 5 ½”. The width size can be altered as long as the acetate will cover the shaped edge of the front of the card and the edge of the inner card. I adhered the acetate to the front of the card using liquid adhesive on the area that will cover the shaped edge, and double sided tape to the edge of the acetate that will be covered by the digital image.
I die cut an Authentique patterned paper using Mama Elephant Peek-A-Frame Creative Cuts. Using the shaped front of the notecard as a guide, I made marks to the top and the bottom edges of the patterned paper. This is where I cut the patterned paper into two. Now, I have a patterned paper that fits the front perfectly. And since I used a double sided paper, I used the other side for the inner part of the card which shows through the acetate, appearing seamless from the front. I had to run this thru the die cut machine to emboss the stitched lines already done on the other side.
I used the Avery Elle stamp set for the sentiment. I masked a part of the sentiment to personalize the sentiment, inked it with Versamark ink and embossed it with white Hero Arts embossing powder. I ink blended both patterned paper with TH Distress inks before adhering it to the note card. I used TH wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade.
I adhered the digital image with foam adhesive, lining it to the shaped edge of the card. I added black and white Ranger Enamel accents to the critters’ eyes.
Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed and brilliant day!
Maria Giselle B.
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