Paper trail

I’m the proud owner of several more design cards for my Making Memories Slice Elite (special thanks to my sweet husband), and I couldn’t wait to try one out.

When I saw the tandem-bike design on the “Grandma’s Attic” design card, I knew what I wanted to create.

The card below has two secrets: The clouds are not really clouds, and the white textured paper is a “recycled” item. I can’t believe I don’t have any cloud stamps or die-cuts, but I do have a set of interchangeable cupcake stamps (which I used for this card). Two of the frosting stamps in the set look like clouds. I stamped them on textured white cardstock from a small packaging box for jewelry (for more on “found” items, go here).

This 5-inch-square card is made from pearl-foil cardstock, which is something I had not seen before. It offers a subtle sheen, which I really like.

Here’s how to make it:

Make a card from a 5-by-10-inch piece of blue-green dotted, pearl-foil cardstock (such as from the Couture collection by SEI). Cut a 5-by-1/2-inch piece of silver textured cardstock. Stamp a dash pattern (such as one from The Paper Studio’s Stitches collection) in black ink in the center.

Adhere this piece to the card horizontally, about 1 1/4 inches from the bottom of the card. Stamp four cloud images (mine are from the Hey There Cupcake collection by Stampendous) in black ink on white textured cardstock.

Using detail scissors, cut out the clouds. Adhere the clouds to the top of the card, using dimensional adhesive on two of the clouds.

Using the Slice Elite and “Grandma’s Attic” design card, cut out a 2 1/2-inch tandem bike from dark-grey textured cardstock.

Adhere to the bike cutout to the card, placing it over the silver “bike trail.” Attach two silver rhinestones to the wheels.

Cut a 2-by-1/2-inch piece of textured white cardstock; trim the left end to a point. Attach a red heart-shaped brad close to the right end. Write “for two” in black pen to the left of the brad; adhere this piece below the trail, on the right edge of the card.

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2 thoughts on “Paper trail

  1. This is a great card ,and I LOVE the fact that you used some re-cycled (pun intended) items! I do that ALL the time I think a lot of people think’s it’s because I don’t have a lot of supplies, and that couldn’t be further from the truth, I just don’t waste things. Feel free to check out my blog for lots of frugal tips and tricks, I also have a frugal scrapbooking pin board on Pinterest, here’s a link for you, if you don’t belong to Pinterest let me know and I’ll send you an invite. http://pinterest.com/look4angel/frugal-scrapbooking/ Love Penny P.S On the layout I posted today I used a hair bobbi pin, a drink coaster, and flower’s recycled from an old flower arrangement. http://scrap-aholic.blogspot.com/2012/06/day-4-of-blog-hop-you-can-dance-well.html

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