Saturday, May 15, 2010

Gift Basket Card

I loved the projects on the Royal Blog Tour at the beginning of the month and especially loved the colors Sherrill Graff used on her blog  I used the new set from the summer mini, Elements of Style for this project.

I used the flower stamp and randomly stamped it over a sheet of Whisper White card stock using So Saffron, More Mustard and Soft Suede ink pads.  I then made a flower using the Circle Scallop punch and fastened the center using a gold brad.  I used the same paper and punched out a Designer Label, and then punched the sides using the slot punch and threaded a piece of Chocolate Chip satin ribbon through the slots.  Below is a "light bulb" moment I came up with for placing the slots where I wanted them.

I then cut out one basket on a piece of Whisper White c/s using the Baskets & Bloom die and stamped it with the same colors.  When I mounted it on the card front, I only put the adhesive on the sides and bottom - this allows you to slip a gift card in the basket.  I sponged the same inks over a piece of the Presto Patterns dp from the summer mini and used this for my background; paper piercing the top corners.  Unfortunately the only gift card I have is an old one from Starbucks; but the contrast helps you to see how the card fits in the basket.  Here's a list of what I used:

Stamps: Element of Style
Inks: More Mustard, So Saffron, Soft Suede
Papers: So Saffron, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Presto Patterns DP
Accessories: Big Shot, Baskets & Bloom Die, Scallop Circle Punch, Designer Label Punch, Slot Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Gold Brad, Paper Piercing Tool, Sponge, Dimensionals, Adhesive, Scissors

I had a "light bulb" moment making this card.  Sometimes it's so hard to line up the slot punch and I thought that a piece of card stock vellum would work as a guide for using this punch.

You line up where you want to punch using the piece of vellum and secure it with a small post-it-note.

And there you have it!!

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