9/19/2010

3D Contempo Christmas Swap

Had a great stampin' day with my Club girls today! Always look forward to Club day. I will be sharing those cards in the coming days, but tonight I want to share a swap card I made this week. Inspired by a card I saw on Splitcoast (made by Natasha Zandbergen) it was perfect for the Christmas theme I was working with. I did two versions because of DSP, and here they are.


Same card, just different pattern of DSP background. Slight difference on the ribbon as well, which I will explain in a minute.


Card base is Cherry Cobbler, background layers are from the Jolly Holiday DSP pack. The scallop square is Old Olive cut with the new Scallop Square DUO die in the Holiday Mini. Inside the scallop square is a Very Vanilla square with the "Christmas is Love" saying stamped at the bottom in Cherry Cobbler. The ornament was made by stamping and punching 3 of the ornaments. Score each in the center and line them up side by side. Attach the center ornament to each ornament beside it by applying Snail adhesive to each side and lining up the ornament on that side. You should now have a dimensional ornament with two "flaps". When folded all the way open, you have one ornament on top, and two folded on each side. Below is a view more from the side so you can see what I'm trying to say! If this isn't clear, please let me know and I'll try to photograph putting one together. When you attach to the vanilla square, you should be attaching the left side of the left ornament, and the right side of the right ornament.


Near the bottom of the card is a strip of Old Olive that was punched with the Scallop border punch. I attached that to the DSP, then put a stick of Sticky Strip near the top. To this, I gathered a piece of Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding. Scroll back up and look at the difference in the two. The top one, I just manually did it, using my fingers trying to space it. It came out anything but uniform! Then I found a better way! I used the end of my stylus! Catch the binding on the left side with your finger, securing enough to the sticky strip that it will stay. Set the stylus down, push binding over it with your finger. You may have to pull back gently if your finger got more than you wanted stuck down. Don't go too tight either over the stylus, or the end won't pull out of your tuck. Repeat your way across the card. On these cards, I did not attach the binding to the back of the card, I cut it at the edge of the DSP.  In the future I will be catching them as these are starting to fray. You can go as dense as you like, or as spaced apart. More dense equals more ribbon and more time! I cut 12 inch pieces and didn't go very dense. Try a few, you'll see what you like! Let me know if you  have questions!  

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SU! Catalog Items used on this card: 120594 Contempo Christmas clear (118734 wood) * 119685 Cherry Cobbler CS * 101650 Very Vanilla CS * 100702 Old Olive CS * 117159 Jolly Holiday DSP * 119669 Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink * 104294 Sticky Strip * 103683 Mini Glue Dots * 119847 Ornament Punch * 119882 Scallop Border punch 113439 Big Shot. Holiday Mini Items: 120992 Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding * 120903 Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die

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6 comments:

Yapha said...

Gorgeous card! Love the 3-D effect!

Tinkerin In Ink said...

Great tip to use a stylus. By this I am guessing you mean a pointy tipped tool (like a paper piercer), not the ones with the ball on the end for dry embossing?
Cool 3D effect! TFS!

Marie said...

Great LO and love how you popped out the ornament like that!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

I'll have to use that stylus technique for a stamper who just can't get the tucking down! I love the 3D effect on the ornament.

Kitty A. said...

Really great card! Thanks for sharing on SCS, and appreciate your tips for the gathered ribbon.

Rose said...

Fabulous card, thanks for explaining the ornament and the ribbon, I'll be trying that out today!