Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Technique Tuesday - Criss Cross Card....

Today I am going to teach you how to make a Criss Cross card.  They are really easy and are great for a card and a gift certificate or gift card.  Here's what you will need:
Wild Wasabi cardstock cut to 4 1/4"x11" and scored at 5 1/2"  (You need 2 of these)
Beyond the Garden DSP cut to 4"x5"
Pacific Point cardstock cut to 3 3/4"x 5 1/4" (for insert)
Whisper White cardstock cut to 3 1/2" x 5" (for insert)
So Saffron cardstock cut to 1 1/2" x 12 and score at 5 5/8" and 11 1/4" (for band)
Corner Rounder for Insert
Ribbon - I used Pacific Point retired ribbon - I hope Stampin' Up! offers some in this color in the new catalog!
Round Tab Punch
Flower Brad
Sticky Strip Adhesive
Whisper White cardstock for image
Melon Mambo embossing powder and VersaMark ink
Wild Wasabi Classic Ink
Fabulous Florets stamp set
 First, cut one of the Wild Wasabi pieces from the middle score line out to the bottom left corner.  Next, cut the other Wild Wasabi piece from the middle score line out to the bottom right corner.
 Fold along score line and place adhesive to the rectangle section of one of the two pieces making sure that the points are at the bottom.
Stack the rectangle portion of the two pieces so they adhere together.
 Cut the Designer Series Paper on the diagonal.  Adhere to the front corners of your card with alternating patterns on the two sides.  See the finished card if this doesn't make sense.
 Attach Sticky Strip along the bottom of the rectangle and fold in the right side and adhere.
 Attach Sticky Strip to the left side along bottom and approximately 2" up the diagonal side.  You may want to measure this.  You do not want it to adhere to the inside of the card.
 Fold left side and adhere to front of card.
 Corner round the top of the insert Pacific Point and Whisper White cardstock.  Ink image and "stamp off" once and then stamp image onto Whisper White cardstock.
 My finished card has the bottom end of the band punched with the Eyelet Border punch but my pictures were taken before I did that so if you like that look, make sure you punch the border before you fold and adhere the band together.  (Again, technical difficulties with my camera caused this confusion - hopefully it will be solved soon!)  Fold band along score lines and adhere with short tab on the inside.  You  make want to check to make sure the band will slide onto your card before you adhere it together.
 Attach ribbon and tie knot.  Slide band onto card and embellish as desired.
 Here's my card all finished.  I added the Round Tab from Wild Wasabi cardstock, using one of the pieces that was trimmed off the card as well as the embossed flower and one of the flower brads.

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