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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Detailed Bands, Here's a Card, Birthday Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I was late getting my card posted tonight because I had encountered an issue with the word piece. I'll explain later.

I used this layout once before and thought it was a fun one. It is fun but you have to get the squares lined up exactly even or you can tell it's off. It's not a forgiving frame.  I used the second smallest "Stitched Frame" die for the outer part and a small square one that fit on the inside to cut the opening. You could use a stitched one on the inside but I'm not sure now pretty that would look. I used both the stitched and the regular.  I die cut two and I also die cut one square, not stitched, using the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Flowers for Every Season" 6" x 6" stack. I clipped the corners or they would show through the openings. Now here's one of the things that took a little more time than I planned for. I had to tape the DSP to the edges of the frame. There was no overlapping of the DSP. So I took small strips of transparent tape and taped along the edges to hold the DSP in the frame.

Next I had a little issue with the word frame too. It's from the Detailed Bands dies, a part of the "Band Together" bundle. I die cut the piece using Misty Moonlight card stock. I had also used the Misty Moonlight for the squares too. I forgot to mention that in the above paragraph.  

I stamped the words from the "Here's a Card" set using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock. I die cut them using the same die as the Misty Moonlight piece. I also had to use transparent tape to hold the Whisper White to the Misty Moonlight.  That was more time consuming than the square piece. There was hardly any Misty Moonlight card stock to stick the tape to. So I had to do it all around, covering over 80% of the edges. I wanted to pop it up using Dimensionals but I was afraid the tape wouldn't hold the words. And it would be difficult to get the Dimensionals to touch both card stocks because the Misty Moonlight was so thin and it might show on the edges. I saved the Dimensionals for the framed piece. I was able to get the Dimensionals to cover both the frame and the DSP to I knew it would stay in place. And I did add one more Dimensional to the center of the DSP for added support.

The base of my card is a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Misty Moonlight card stock.  

I cut my Whisper White piece at 11-1/2" x 4" and I folded it in half on the long side. I textured it using the "Ornate Floral" embossing folder. The card part is actually the Whisper White piece and the Misty Moonlight acts as a layer. I don't usually use this card form but I didn't have much Misty Moonlight left and it's a perfect way to save on it and yet have it on the back part of the card.

It's an easy card to make, it just took some time to make sure the pieces stick together and stay together. I like the looks of it and I think I may try this layout for a Halloween, fall, and maybe a Christmas card later this year.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,                                                                          Wanda


Anonymous said...

I really love this card idea. Perfect paper & colors. I have been studying the picture and reading what you wrote but cannot figure out how you got one square inside the other. Did you cut the square and then hide the slice behind the out side frame? Very cute....


Wanda said...

Thank you for commenting, Cookie. I had die cut the square from the DSP and clipped the corners to keep those spaces open. Then I taped the DSP to the square frame to keep the DSP inside the other.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. Love your blog & all the ideas you come up with.


Wavah said...

This looks like a very difficult card to make but very different and pretty