Thursday, 23 December 2010

A red and gold gap card with baubles and a special inner

I hope that my MIL and FIL don't have time to read this before they come over on Boxing Day. I always make special cards for our parents, larger and more involved than my regular christmas cards, but what with working away and the weather, I've only just got these finished today (hoping to make DH's card tonight/tomorrow, lol, just call me Mrs Last Minute).

I've been meaning to have a go at a gap card ever since I saw AuroraDawn's fantabulous version last year and I have to say that I'm really pleased with how they've turned out.

Stamp sets: Baroque Motifs, So Swirly, Occasional Greetings (sentiment)
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Versamark, Stampin' Pastels
Punch: Ornament
Other: Gold EP, Gold Brads

The card blank is an A5 portrait of Cherry Cobbler card. A panel a bit thinner (about 6-8mm) than the width of the ornament punch was removed from front right of the card. A panel of Cherry Cobbler was stamped with the So Swirly wheel in Versamark and heat embossed with Gold EP. This was matted direct to Crumb Cake card and then to the left of the card front. The circular motif and the large swirl of the Baroque Motifs set were stamped twice onto Very Vanilla card with Cherry Cobbler ink and punched out with the Ornament. Using Versamark, the sentiment was stamped onto Very Vanilla card and heat embossed with Gold EP before also being punched out with the Ornament. All the baubles were chalked around the edges with Cherry Cobbler. The edges of the baubles were adhered direct across the gap in the card. Gold brads were added to the centres of the circular motifs.

Recipe (insert)
Stamp sets: So Swirly
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink: Versamark
Non-SU: Printed Verse on computer

An insert of Crumb Cake card was stamped with the So Swirly wheel in Versamark for a subtle effect to show through the gap. The verse was printed onto Very Vanilla card, trimmed and adhered to the left of the insert so that it would not show through the gap when the card is closed.

Recipe (reverse)
Stamp sets: Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Stampin' Pastels
Punch: Ornament, 1-1/4" Circle, 1" Circle

The ornaments were inked, chalked and punched as for the card front and adhered directly on the reverse of the originals. Three 1-1/4" Circles of Cherry Cobbler were punched and adhered direct to the centre three ornaments. A 1" Circle photo was punched of Bess, DH and me and matted to the centres.

Just two more sleeps to go heehee.

Sara xx

1 comment:

lindyloo said...

hi Sara oh wow simply stunning love the personal touch with the pics too
Thank you so much for my beautiful christmas card Wishing you a lovely christmas and all the best for the new year
huggies linda x