It's technique/tip week at Joy's Life design team blog...
have you seen the fab creations?
Recently a friend asked me to create a "flat" card for
Funny how my style has changed; I used to plan all of my cards around easy mailing and now I just don't concern myself with it.
Creating an easy-to-mail card with some 3D appeal seemed
like a monumental task!
I noticed this sweet "Hugs & Kisses" font and
immediately thought to make my first Valentine
for the upcoming winter from "Wintery Puns":
3D Scalloped Circle Technique tutorial:
- Using a circle punch or die cutting system, cut a 2 1/4" circle. (You could use Creative Memories green blade and the medium circle OR your Cricut machine and the "center point" function.)
- Insert slot punch, sliding up ~ 1/8" up from the edge of your circle; start at 12 o'clock, 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock, and 9 o'clock.
- Add two more punches in between each of the four existing slots.
- Cut a 2 1/2" circle as your "window"; I like the contrast of the white and black card stock.
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial! Thanks for stopping by.
sentiment stamp: Joy's Life "Wintery Puns"
metal hearts: Imaginisce i-rock glam rocks hearts
decorative paper: Artful Delight kit (February 2012)
scalloped rectangle: Cricut cartridge "Elegant Edges" cut @ 5 1/4"
slot punch: Stampin' Up!
xoxo: Making Memories alpha stickers 7/16" Handwriting Black