Friday, June 3, 2011

GCD Studios

Are you ready for a GCD Studios card tutorial?!

Here's the card we'll be making:

TIDY TIP: I always trim my base layer of patterned paper to 1/4" smaller than the cardstock base. This creates the matted/layered look, and it also allowes me to fully asemble the card and add stitching, brads, wrap around ribbon ends, etc before actually attaching it to the cardstock. We work really hard on making beautiful cards. They're meant to be opened, so don't leave a mess inside! :-)

  1. Start with an A2 (4.25"x5.5") cardstock base. (This is also a great place to add an unexpected color without being overpowering.)
  2. Trim Lovely Garden patterned paper to 4"x5.25", and stitch a decorative border around the upper two-thirds. (Yet another fun place to add a pop of color!)
  3. Add a 1.5"x4" strip of Lovely Green patterned paper along the bottom edge.
  4. Using the other side of Lovely Garden, add a 1.5"x4" strip of patterned paper after adding a punched border.
  5. Take a 5" strip of 1" wide ribbon & 5" strip of paper ribbon and secure over the seams of the patterned paper layers.
  6. Create an additional loop of ribbon, cinch in the middle with baker's twine, and secure to card front.
  7. Use a die cut machine or punches to create floral voids to taste.
  8. Secure your cardfront to the cardstock base.
  9. Add a sentiment and Glitter Candy Dots.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

So pretty! Love the colors.. You are doing gorgeous things and making the world a prettier place with all your beautiful creations.. and not to mention the photos of that gorgeous baby of yours..