Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Scrappy Apple Card

Since the pieces on the card front are only 1 1/4" wide, this card is a good way to use up your narrow scraps of printed paper.

The sentiment is from a CTMH stamp of the month set, Sweet Life; the apple is from Preserves cartridge.  I tweaked it some and cut it in MTC software.  The edges of the apple and leaf are shadowed with Chestnut Roan ink and I added a white highlight on the apple with a gel pen. The red dots on the stamped center piece were done with a Promarker.

For an A2 size card you cut:  2 pieces of patterned cardstock 1 1/4" x 4"
                                             2 pieces of patterned cardstock 1 1/4" x 2 3/4"
                                             1 piece of white cardstock 1 3/8" x 2 5/8"

These pieces can be arranged so that you have 1/8" of the card base showing through.  Start in one corner, place your first piece so that there's 1/8" of the base showing on the outer edge and the other three pieces will fit perfectly. 

Then stamp your sentiment and place the center piece.

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