Hello hello! I hope summer is treating you well so far! Our vacation started here on the 24th of June and since then it's been a blur of crazy busy. With graduation, dance intensives and recitals and one of my kids off to Duke TIP in Florida and the other heading to North Carolina this Sunday, I can only recall making a million runs to the grocery store buying snacks for the trips. But it's all good, crazy as it is, I know I'll miss these days terribly when they are gone.
In between this flurry of activities, I have managed to curve out little time niches for a bit of crafting so I can keep my sanity. Here's a card I made using Sizzix Thinlits Die - Card, Rose Lace Gatefold by Sharyn Sowell and Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Border Blooms by Brenda Walton. Below is the tutorial to show you how to make this card.
Here are the Sizzix Thinlits Die - Card, Rose Lace Gatefold and Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Border Blooms.
To make this card, you'll need to diecut two pieces of the Rose Lace Gatefold. For die-cutting, create the following Sizzix Sandwich: on a Sizzix Accessory Magnetic Platform For Wafer-Thin Dies - Standard, lay another Sizzix Accessory Cutting Pad- Standard. Lay your patterned paper on the cutting pad and place the Sizzix Thinlits Die - Card, Rose Lace Gatefold, blade-side down on it. Cover with the Standard Cutting Pad and pass the whole sandwich through the Sizzix Big Shot machine.
You'll notice fold lines on the Rose Lace Gatefold pieces. Press down and fold along the lines.
Cut a 6.5" x 4.5" block of coordinating cardstock for the card base. Attach the Rose Lace Gatefold pieces by their bottom flaps to the card base.
Emboss a white core coordinating cardstock, cut slightly smaller than the card base. To emboss, create the following Sizzix Sandwich. Place the cardstock inside the Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Border Blooms. Open to Tab 1 of the Sizzix Accessory Multipurpose Platform - Extended. Place the Border Blooms Folder between a pair of Standard Cutting Pads and lay on the open tab of the Multipurpose Platform. Pass the whole sandwich through the Sizzix Big Shot machine.
Take a sand paper and sand the embossed surface to expose the white core. Clean off any dust with a paper towel.
Attach the embossed block to the center of the card base.
Cut a small banner piece and brush letter the sentiment on it.
Attach the sentiment to the card to finish.
Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and Happy Summer Crafting to you!
Supplies:Sizzix Accessory Cutting Pads - Standard
Sizzix Accessory Multipurpose Platform - Extended
Others: cardstock, patterned paper, watercolor paint, paint brush, adhesive, sand paper, scissors, paper trimmer
Note: I am a project designer for Sizzix. Sizzix provided me with the above dies to create the above project. If you click the links to buy these dies, I will earn an itsy bitsy portion of the sale. Use the code SZB2015 at checkout. You get 15% off and I get an itsy bitsy portion of the sale. It's win-win!