Magnificant Maple Flip Card

With Thanksgiving creeping up on us later this month it is always a time to thank those around us.  Thank you for visiting my blog and supporting my Stampin’ Up! business!  I want to share this fun Thank You card today using the Circle Card Thinlits die.

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One of my favorite thing to do right now is to use the strips of the cut Cotton Ribbon – I love the natural look that the fraying adds.  Here are some notes on how I made this card:

  • I used Chocolate Chip card stock – cut to the size of the die (its in the instructions that come with the die) – I think it was 5-1/2″ x 6″
  • Cut a piece of Sweater Weather Designer paper and glue to the right side of the card.  If you add the paper before you cut the card then the edge of the circle will cut out of the paper at the same time and in the right place.
  • Then line up the card stock in the die and cut it with the Big Shot – I use the Magnetic Platform for this die.
  • I used Gorgeous Grunge to add some interest to the front panel.
  • Tie the cotton ribbon strip around the edge of the card through the cut circle – I just tied it in a knot.
  • I used the 2-1/2″ Circle punch for two Sahara Sand Circles that will go on either side of the flipping circle.
  • Ink the Magnificent Maple leaf with Tangerine Tango ink and then roll the edges in Chocolate Chip ink (called the Rock & Roll technique).  NOTE THIS – I do have a tip for you here – the old style ink pads work much better for this technique.  The new ink pad brings too much ink to the edges of the stamp and there isn’t a soft change in color.  If you only have the new ink pads I would suggest using a sponge to add the darker color around the edge of the stamp.
  • I added some dots from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp to the leaves and also rolled the edge of the circle in the Chocolate Chip ink.
  • Stamp the Thank You (from Sassy Salutations) on the designer paper using the Chocolate Chip ink.

 

Thank you for visiting today!

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