Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Criss Cross Card

I saw a tutorial for these cute criss cross cards on SCS, and I finally got around to trying one! We will be doing one of these using Christmas paper in an upcoming class, oh loyal customers!

Instructions are taken from SCS, courtesy of Beate Johns.

Two 4 1/4" x 11" pieces of cardstock for your card base (sage shadow)
One 4" x 5" piece of patterned paper
One 3 3/4" x 5" piece of cardstock for insert (pale plum)
One 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" piece of neutral cardstock for insert (very vanilla)
One 1 1/2" x 12" piece of colored cardstock for card band (perfect plum)

Stamps - Carte Postale, French Flair, It's Your Birthday
Ink - pale plum, perfect plum, sage shadow
Acc - copper brads, tab punch, scallop punch, sponge, dimensionals, cream organdy, cream halfback pearl, corner rounder

Step By Step
Step 1. Score both 4 1/4" x 11" pieces of cardstock at 5 ½" (sage shadow).
Step 2. Take one scored piece and cut it diagonally from center top to the bottom left.
Step 3. Take the other piece of scored cardstock and cut it diagonally from the center top to the bottom right.
Step 4. Add tape to the rectangle back of one of the cardstock pieces.
Step 5. Tape both pieces together. Make sure both long edges of the diagonal sections are on the bottom.
Step 6. Cut the patterned paper (Enchante) in half diagonally.
Step 7. Adhere it to your card front.
Step 8. Add sticky strip on the bottom of the middle panel, as well as on the bottom of the triangle flap that will be on top of the card. Tape the card base together and set aside.
Step 9. Take both pieces of cardstock for the insert and use the corner rounder on the top corners.
Step 10. Tape together.
Step 11. Stamp and add tab and other embellishments as needed.
Step 12. Take the 1 1/2" x 12" piece of colored cardstock and score at 5 5/8" and 11 1/4".
Step 13. Add sticky strip to the end of the strip with the small 3/4" scored section. Tape band together.
Step 14. Decorate the card band.
Step 15. Your card is finished!


Sara said...

What a pretty card!

Anonymous said...

super pretty- love that Enchante' paper- wish they didn't retire that one in those colors- the new version is nice, but i'm a sucker for browns and pinks!

Awesome project for a Christmas class.. hmmm..hmm. might have to do that too.... hmmmm.....

Anonymous said...

This is such a great card..Love it..