Monday, July 20, 2009

One Card - Three Looks - Card Two

I am big into the monochromatic look which is something you can do easily if you distress the edges of your paper. That little bit of ink around the edges will make your cardstock and patterned papers stand out from each other despite the fact that they are all the same color. The paper you see here is Key to my Heart, not currently available but I'm crossing my fingers that it will be in an upcoming catalog. The color is twilight. I apologize for the darkness of these pictures.

Cut a 12" by 6" card base, score at 6" and fold in half. Cut a piece of your paper 6" by 6" for your card front. Cut another piece of paper (mixing these up between cardstock and patterned papers) 5 1/4" by 3". You will also need a piece cut 2 1/2" by 2 1/2" and three long strips of paper 11 1/2" by 2 1/4", 11 1/2" by 1 1/2", and 11 1/2" by 1/2".

Take your largest rectangle and put about 1/4" from the top and left hand side.

Take your square piece and put it about and inch and a half from left side, two inches from the top.

Attach the three strips together, smallest on top. Glue the center of the strip on the back of your card keeping it straight and even.

Fold around the front (you might want to score it with an embossing tool), and glue it to front making the sides even, they do not need to meet in the center of the card because you'll be covering them up with a flower anyway.

Layer two of our wonderful flowers together and attach with a glue dot or two. Tie some white waxy flax through your button and use a glue dot to attach to the center of the flower.

Stamp the word "thank you" on the paper in twilight, this particular phrase is from the Gratitude set. You're done, now compare this one with yesterday's card, see how different they look even though they are the same pattern!! Keep your life simple, card-making is really easy.


  1. Love this paper pack. I've never used paper flowers on my stuff. I keep meaning to buy some but still haven't gotten around to it!

  2. I love the look of your cards Barb! The ink edges really do make the features pop!

  3. Love the monochromatic card Barbra! Very pretty!

  4. Beautiful! I love what you've done with this pattern.