In yesterday’s blog post I talked about how I manage my scraps. My bookmark project used tiny scraps of patterned paper to add colour and interest to the image. Today once again I’m using scraps, but this time narrow strips of card caught my eye. With the addition of a leaf print paper it took no time at all to create this masculine thank you card.
From the outset I’d decided that on this project a leaf pattern would feature prominently. So I made a beeline for the Forever Greenery 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP). This pack of paper is full of different designs that are perfect for masculine projects. Today I chose a leaf pattern in Garden Green and Soft Sea Foam.
I began by cutting a 6″ x 6″ piece of the DSP, then from that piece cut a 3/4″ strip followed by a 2-1/4″ strip. Finally I shortened the remaining 3″ piece to 5-1/2″ long.
Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I glued the 2-1/4″ strip to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then using Paper Snips I trimmed the paper using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Next I cut and scored some Thick Whisper White Card for my card base. Then I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. With that done I glued the 3″ x 5-1/2″ piece of DSP to the front of the card up against the folded edge.
Before I could go any further I wanted to cut some decorative edges for my DSP. In my pocket of Soft Sea Foam Card scraps I found some long narrow strips which were perfect.
Looking at the Ornate Border Dies I found a long die with a simple scalloped edge and tiny dot cut-outs. I thought that while it would add a decorative edge, it wasn’t too feminine. So having decided on the die, I used it to cut two long strips of card about 1/4″ wide.
After that I used liquid glue to fix the 3/4″ strip of DSP to the edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Whisper White Card. Then I glued one of the die-cut border strips up against the edge of the DSP. With that done I trimmed the two pieces level with the edge of the layer using Paper Snips. Finally I glued the finished layer inside the card base.
Turning back to the front of my card I glued the second die-cut strip against the edge of the DSP and trimmed it.
For my sentiment I chose the large “Thank you” sentiment from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set and Garden Green ink. In hindsight I probably shouldn’t have left the stamping to the end, but sometimes that happens. Still, as the set is made from see-through photopolymer it was a simple task to stamp it straight. With the stamping done my masculine thank you card was complete.
For more projects using the Forever Greenery DSP, see these earlier blog posts:
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