Well it’s just turning out to be a banner week in the US, isn’t it? First, we had a nice long Independence Day weekend to share BBQ and fireworks with family and friends, and now we have 24-hour craft day on HSN! Today’s triple-step golden anniversary card uses tons of the new products being demonstrated throughout today’s shows and was actually pretty simple to create.
Unfortunately, I didn’t take step-by-step photos of the process, but hopefully this flat, extended version of the card will give you a better idea of what I did. This card started with two sheets of “Luxury Matte Mirror Card” from the Together Forever Collection by Crafter’s Companion. I cut one sheet to 6.5″ x 8″ and scored it at 4″. Then, I cut the second sheet to 6.5″ x 11″ and scored it at 2″, 4″, 7″, and 10″. Once scored, you can line up a Die’Sire Edge’ables die on the correct score line to cut the “Bouquet”, “Wedding Bells”, and “Dresses” in the left, center, and right sides of the cardstock, respectively.
I used my Gemini die-cutting machine, so I was able to die-cut entire sheets of card at once. But since this is a super long card (18″ stretched out), I had to adhere the two base panels together afterwards by placing the last inch of the longer sheet behind the shorter piece. Folded up, however, this step-card will easily fit into a 5″ x 7″ envelope (A7).
The “Bouquet” die was super intricate and looked pretty awesome embossed in the gold cardstock, so I placed it right up front. For each front-facing panel, I also added a bit of patterned paper from the “Luxury Foiled Card Pad” from the Together Forever Collection. After measuring the right size for each layer, I traced the bottom of the Edge’ables dies onto the paper and roughly fussy-cut them out while also adding decorative heart corners with some of the little dies in the “Wedding Bells” set. The front was also a great place for a subtle “Celebrate” sentiment (Together Forever Collection), cut from the same Matte Mirror Card.
I kept the middle layer simple with just my “Wedding Bells” popping up over a patterned paper panel wrapped in yummy gold satin ribbon.
The final step-layer showcases both the “Dresses” Edge’ables die and the new “Mr. & Mrs.” die from the Together Forever Collection. I’m definitely going to have to buy more of this matte mirror cardstock because the embossed die-cutting looks amazing in it!
And here is one more photo of the card just a little stretched out. To be honest, I set out to make this a silver project because I’ve always preferred the look to gold, but messed up my measurements a few too many times and was running dangerously low on silver supplies. I’m glad I did though because I really love the super elegant look of the monochromatic gold. I guess sometimes it takes a few mistakes to push us out of our comfort zones, and the results are usually worth it!
I hope you have some time to tune in to the 24-hour craft day festivities today…I know I always see something inspiring (or something I have to order…) when I get a chance to catch some of the shows. Thanks so much for stopping by today and I would love to hear your comments!