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Sunday, July 26, 2015

A Barnyard Babies Card

I'm not sure but I think this may fall under the category of a "thinking of you" card. 

This is one of my favorite layouts.  Later in this post I'll give you the dimensions of each layer and how to do that center so that both layers are centered.  It's a lot easier than it looks!!!  I like to use this layout when I have small images to become my focal point.

Here I used the little duck to make my patterned piece.  I colored it in using Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie markers.   I cut that piece 2-7/8" x 3-7/8".  The Basic Black layer behind it was cut 3" x 4".  The Whisper White layer behind that was cut 3-1/2" x 4-5/8".  I don't normally add the next layer but the card looked too washed out without it.  I cut it 3-5/8" x 4-3/4".  And the base of the card is a piece of Daffodil Delight cut on the short side at 4-1/4".  I folded it at 5-1/2".  

Next I stamped the larger duck and colored it in using the same colors as the little duck.  That piece was just scrap but it needs to measure at least 2" x 2".  For that front panel "trick", you will need to put a little bit of removable tape on the upper center of the card.  I try to put it at the point that I think the circle will be punched from.  Make sure you line the edges of those two pieces up.  You want it to look like it's a finished piece.  Once you get it lined up, take your 1-1/4" circle punch and place the piece inside.  Drop it down until it hits the bottom of the punch.  Look at each side of the punch to make sure they look even.  Punch out the circle.  Next take the 1-3/8" circle punch and punch the decorated piece again.  Make sure you line it up so it looks like it's even or close to even all the way around.  It's a little difficult to see because you're not punching off much.  If you are using decorative paper instead of card stock on this piece, you will want to put a piece of scrap copier paper behind it or the circle will rip as you try to punch it.  That paper is too thin to use this trick on!

Now to assemble the card.  Tape the top 2 layers together, lining up the circles and edges.  Add Dimensionals around the circle on the backside.  Center your image on the 2" x 2" piece and set it in place. Add Dimensionals around the rest of that piece and set it aside.  Take the next layer or two if you needed to add that extra layer and tape them together.  Then tape them to the front of the card.  Now tape the focal layer to the front of the card.  And finally, I added some words.  You can tie a ribbon around the front and add a bow but you need to do this before you tape it to the front.  

I had fun making this card.  Once again, I was in the coloring mood!!!  Plus these little ducks are so darn cute!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today, and I hope your day is just ducky too!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just a note on your card. The "small duck" is actually a chicken. I have this stamp set. You can tell by the feet and the stamp in the set that says "You're one cute chick."