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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

ATC Tuesday - On the Grow

I got On the Grow last week as part of my summer mini pre-order and couldn't wait to ink it up!  Of course, it just BEGS to be watercoloured, but then I would have had to wait till Watercolour Wednesday to showcase it. Since I just started a series last week, that would mean I'd have to wait till the middle of MAY to put this card up.  NO WAY!

So I decided to cheat a little and use if for ATC Tuesday this week.  You don't mind, right?

Here's the ATC portion of the card. I used a piece of our Watercolour Paper and trimmed it to 2 1/2 x 3 1/2". After I had it coloured, I decided that I wanted to add a border, so I trimmed it further to 2 1/4 x 3 1/4" so I could add a Melon Mambo mat making it ATC size (2 1/2 x 3 1/2"). 

This sentiment is SO. MUCH. FUN. And don't you just love the long banner? I got this FAB idea from Diana Gibbs for making a really long jewelry tag. Here's how you do it:

  • Cut your strip of paper to 3/8" wide. At this point, it doesn't matter how long it is.
  • Rather than just inserting it into the punch, flip the punch over and put one end into the punch going through the punch shape.
  • It will look like one end of the paper is through the punch and then you'll have a long tail sticking out.
  • Essentially what you're doing is just punching one end of paper. This creates your really LONG jewelry tag.
  • Stamp your sentiment up close to the "tag" end (where the little circle is) and then use your square punch (size really doesn't matter - LOL!) to punch out the "banner" end.
  • Embellish the tag as desired.  I took my 1/16" handheld punch and punched a hole in the little circle.  Then I tied a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine through the hole.
  • Adhere to your card using glue dots.  If you bend it up just a bit, it looks even MORE like a little banner.
Here's the finished card:

I used Pink Pirouette for my base and Pink Pirouette again for my first layer stamped with Versamark using the Flower Fest Set from the Summer Mini. I added a partial layer of Melon Mambo also stamped with the same flower and Versamark Ink.

My focal image is adhered to the front of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

What do you think?

STAMPS: On the Grow, Flower Fest
INK: Staz-On, Versamark
PAPERS: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo Cardstock; Watercolour Paper
ACCESSORIES: Punches, Watercolour Crayons, Aqua Painters, Stampin' Dimensionals, Whisper White Baker's Twine

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for a look at week #2 in my "For Teacher" series.

Happy Stampin'!

1 comment:

  1. Very cute! Can't wait to get my order so I can play with this set. TFS


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