Many of our designers, have done tutorials, given you step by step instructions on how they achieved the look for their card. Just click on the samples below to be transported to each artists post.
A note about our measurements, these are just a guide to help if you are new to card making. Feel free to take creative license and change the measurements to suit your tastes. This week we will talk a bit about how to get the most out of designer series paper, (specifically with layers 3 and 4). I hope you have time to play along. This sketch is super fun to work with.
So, let's get down to business! How to cut your paper...
Layer 1 (base): cut a piece of 8 1/2" x 11 paper in half so that it measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Quick Tip: if you score your card stock first at 4 1/4", then cut it, you will yield two card bases and only need to score your card stock once!
Layer 2(pink): cut a piece of paper at 5 1/4, then at 4" (you should get 4 pieces from one sheet for this layer)
Layer 3 (white): For this layer, many of our operators chose to use designer series paper. Cut a strip of dsp at 4", then cut that 4x12 sheet at 1" intervals. You can get 36" out of one sheet of dsp! How is that for economical??
Layer 4 (green): is similar. First cut your dsp at 3 1/2" then at 1".
Note: if you are only making one card, cut a 1" strip of dsp, then cut that at 4 adding 3 1/2". then you'll still have a piece of 12 x 11 DSP to play with!
For layers 5 & 6. Try measuring the block of wood from the stamp you're using and cut your layer 6 to that size. Layer 5 (which lays below it) would need to be either 1/8" or 1/4" inch larger to frame it (if you wish).
Layers 7 and 8: you can make this any shape you want, It doesn't have to be two layers.
We hope you have fun with this week's sketch and can't wait to see what you come up with! AND just for playing along, you could end up in our stamper's showcase. Please check out what last week's showcase members did. Their creations are beautiful! Mr Linky will close in the wee hours on Wednesday night!
2. Karen Bernier
3. Tammy Howell
4. Angi Anderson
5. Cindy Rio
|7. Sharon Field / CreatedByU|
8. Erna Logtenberg
9. Susan Shields
10. Joyce Wowczuk
11. Krista Visser-Driessen
12. Diana Eichfeld
|13. Joan Ottevanger|
14. jeanne nielsen
15. Karen Foltz (stampin3)
16. Beth Rhoden
17. Nancy Dawson
18. Sharon Carr