June 19, 2011

Love Struck Big Buckle Card!

Good Morning!

This is Jen from 3 Cats and a Bug. This weeks theme for SSD's DT was a cartridge that started with the first letter of our name (or middle name in some cases, like mine) that hadn't been used on SSD. ; What a great way to showcase some of the other cartridges! Aside from using a cartridge not yet used on SSD's blog, I also wanted to do something that I haven't seen done here. When I'm looking for something new, my "go to" place is always Split coast stampers. I loved their tutorial for the Big Buckle card found here;.

Since I don't have the punch used on SPS, I used my expression and gypsy. I used George and cut a yellow sheet at 5.5 X 7 with a 1.5 inch oval shape that I moved to fit my needs. I also cut a patterned piece of paper at 5.25 X 4.0 with the oval shape at 1.5.

I scored it at 4.25. I cut a piece of yellow card stock at 5.5 X 1.25, which I scored at 3.5. I cut a piece of patterned paper at 5.25 X 1.0, which I did not score. I folded it following the score of the yellow paper.

I used double sided tape on both sides of the 5.5 X 1.5 piece.

I decided to add another sheet of dark pink and cut it just under 5.5 X4.25 and layered them together and attached them to the yellow card on 3 sides... leaving the outside right open.

I then took my long thin piece of paper (already layered) and aligned it from the inside buckle hole to the where it would attach to underneath my layered cardstock.

Once I was happy with the placement I tucked it underneath my layers and glued it down.

From here it's all window dressing and my favorite part! From the Love Struck 2010 cartridge, I cut the hearts border at 5.15 along with the layer.

I cut the flowered heart at 2.25 with it's layer. While that cut is cute on it's own, I like to do something to jazz it up a bit. I made 2 of the same card and decorated the flowered heart differently. The first one I used flower soft on. (For those of you who follow my blog;, you've seen a few things I've done with flower soft before.) I also added green stickles for the leaves since I don't have green flower soft ~ yet! lol

For the other card, I used stickles on the flowered heart. I also used my viva decor violet pearl pen, it dried puffed up while the stickles dry flat.

Thanks for looking!


kricketts said...

Cute card! I have never seen that cartridge! I will have to look for it now!


mbchoj said...

Very nice card. Love the colors and the flower soft.
Mary Beth

Suzanne said...

Jen I have been wanting to try one of these big buckle cards and now its back on my radar. I love yours and love the flower soft. Very pretty.

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