Monday, January 23, 2017

Something New! Make it Mail-able Monday!

So I am going to try out a new thing here on the blog--each Monday I will post a Make It Mail-able Monday card for!  Each card will be fairly simple and will not have a lot of embellishments on it so that it can be mailed with a regular stamp and no added padding or anything.  I will also give you a quick mini tutorial with cut sizes and any details you may need to create the card.  I hope that you will enjoy this new idea--leave me any feedback you have--good or bad.  I appreciate it all!

So here we go--we are going to begin with a great birthday card the was created for the CAS(E) this sketch #205 challenge for is week......

I honestly was not sure I liked the sketch when I first saw it but I really love the card.  I think it is so classy looking with the black and red theme.  I used the new stamp set Beautiful You from the Occasions Mini along with the paper pack Sending Love--all supplies can be purchased at the end of the post if you are at all interested! 

  • The base of the card is Basic Black Cardstock the is 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" that is folded in half to create card base.
  • The next layer from the bottom up is a 5 1/4" by 4" piece of Basic Gray Cardstock.  I used Memento Black Ink to stamp the in style sentiment across the bottom and along the right-hand side as shown in the picture above. 
  • The next layer up is Basic Black cardstock cut to 4 3/4" by 3  1/2". This layer is aligned even with the top left corner of the Basic Gray card stock below it.  You only want the Basic Gray to show on the bottom and right side.  
  • Next is a layer of Designer Series Paper from the Sending Love paper pack.  The paper is cut to 4 1/4" by 3".  This layer is aligned with the top right corner of the Basic Black layer below it--allowing only the bottom and right side of the black layer to show.
  • Next, you will need a piece of Whisper White Cardstock that is cut to 3" by 2" .  I used a black marker to edge this layer.  I do this a lot to add depth without adding bulk or weight.  Now stamp the woman that is facing forward onto this element using Memento Black Ink.  Color in the face and hands with the new watercolor pencils and a blender pen.  The dress is filled in by using the paper piecing technique.  This has long been a favorite of mine and these beautiful ladies are perfect for it.  I found another piece of designer paper from the same pack--the red with little red hearts--and stamped the woman on it in black ink.  Next, I cut out just the dress from the newly stamped image--the trick is to cut right on or just inside of the lines so that when you glue it to the image on your focal element it looks like it is a perfect fit!  I chose to do the hat in the designer paper that was used in the previous layer of the card.  After you glue your cut out designer paper to the original image you will attach this entire element to the front of your card about 1/4" from the bottom right corner of the designer paper layer--see image above.  
  • Finally, stamp the sentiment celebrate on a small piece of Whisper White Cardstock that is 2" by 1/4".  Use your scissors to trim both ends into a banner type cut.  I used the marker again to add a slight black edge on this to make it pop a bit.  I attached it with dimensionsals.  That is it!  Quick--Easy--Mailable card.  
Here is the inside of the card....

The inside is Whisper White Cardstock that is 4 1/4" by 3 1/4".  I used a black marker to edge it then stamped the larger of the two scribbles in Real Red ink that has been stamped off one time on scrap paper then without re-inking I stamped it on the Whisper White.  I stamped the Happy birthday sentiment in black ink over the top of it.  Next this is layered onto a 4 1/2" by 3 1/2" piece of Basic Gray.  This entire element is attached inside of the card to finish it off.

Here is the actual sketch from the challenge....

And the supplies used: 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Don't forget to check out my most recent tutorial using the Hey, chick stamp set HERE.