Yesterday was my tenth anniversary of joining Stampin’ Up! and what an amazing ten years it has been. Never did I think that I get so many crafting friends from all over the world! I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone from the bottom of my heart for all the love, support and encouragement I have received during these amazing ten years. I wouldn’t be here without you! 💖
Isn’t today’s card stunning? I wish I had designed it! It was made by Canadian demonstrator Barb Stewart AKA Barb Ink and she shared it on Pinterest. It looks like water colouring on water colouring paper but not at all! The Basic White Cardstock (CS) top layer and the strips of New Horizons Designer Series Paper (DSP) have been embossed with the Tasteful Texture 3D Embossing Folder.
I visited Barb’s blog and her website hoping to find the measurements and the details how she made her card. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any! No doubt the details are there somewhere but I (probably) just didn’t look properly! What I thought was going to be a quick and easy card to make wasn’t, but I persevered and finally made it. The changes I made was my card size is 5¾” x 5¾” – I think Barb’s card is A2; I added an extra layer and I added a sentiment.
The measurements for my card can be used to make a C6 card; the only difference to my card is that there won’t be such a large white gap at the top and the bottom. I have just been back to Barb Ink on Facebook and checked the photographs and found what I was looking for. There was also a photograph of a sheet of paper which explains how she did her measurements. Alternatively, you could follow my C6 measurements on your regular size card but reduce the width of the middle panel by a quarter of an inch. These are the cutting instructions:-
1). Choose which design of DSP you want to use and cut a panel that measures 3½” tall x 4¼” wide. (US 4″ wide)
2). Put your panel on your trimmer facing the right way i.e. the top at the top and the bottom at the bottom. Important: once you start cutting, you MUST NOT change the position of your panel nor change the direction that you are cutting i.e. if you make your first cut on the left-hand side, you must make all your cuts on the left-hand side. Cut your first strip ½” wide, cut the second strip ⅝” wide, cut the 3rd strip ½” wide, cut the fourth (middle) strip 1″ (US ¾” wide), cut the fifth strip ½” wide, cut the sixth strip ⅝” wide and the last strip should be ½” wide. Lay the panels in front of you in the correct order so I can refer to panel 1, panel 2, etc.
3). Take panels 1 and 7 and cut ¾” off the top and bottom so it is 2″ tall; take panels 2 and 6 and cut off ½” off the top and bottom so it measures 2½” tall; take panels 3 and 5 and cut off ¼” off the top and the bottom so it measures 3″ tall. Do not cut anything off panel 4 because it’s the right height.
4). Now you need to adhere these panels to a layer of Misty Moonlight CS. These are the sizes of the CS panels you need: panels 1 and 7, the CS panels need to be 2⅛” x ⅝”; panels 2 and 6, the CS panels need to be 2⅝” x ¾”; panels 3 and 5, the CS panels need to be 3⅛” x ⅝”; panel 4, the CS panel needs to be 3⅝” x 1⅛” (US ⅞”).
I recommend that you do a trial run cutting all these panels using scrap paper before you start cutting your DSP! Unfortunately, I haven’t worked out the metric measurements. The Basic White CS card base measures 5¾” x 5¾” (US 5½” x 5½”) with two middle layers of Misty Moonlight CS that measure 5½” x 5½” (US 5¼” x 5¼”) and two top layers of Basic White CS that measure 5⅜” x 5⅜” (US 5⅛” x 5⅛”).
I hope you like today’s card. Once the measurements are worked out it’s an amazingly easy card to make and stunning to look at. Barb has used this layout for a number of cards and I think it would also make a great Christmas card! By the way, the sentiment is from the Pansy Patch Stamp Set and die-cut with a die from the Hippo & Friends Dies. Happy crafting.
Basic Card Measurements: A4 (Metric) US
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” (21cm x 14.6cm) US 8½” x 5½”
Scored and folded at 4⅛” (10.5cm) US 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3⅞” x 5½” (9.9cm x 14cm) US 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5⅜” (9.6cm x 13.7cm) US 3⅞” x 5⅛”
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