Sunday, March 15, 2009

Alphabet Swap - Sanding Embossed Cardstock

I have spent the weekend creating 27 cards for an alphabet swap. The alphabet I used was Sans Alphabet. The swap guidelines were that the cards must be 4" x 6", use all CTMH products, and include at least one embellishment. Here is what I created:

First, I cut Black Textured Cardstock into 4" x 6" rectangles; then I ran each of those through my Cuttlebug in the D'Vine Swirl embossing folder. This created the raised pattern on the card base. Next I lightly sanded the surface to expose the white core in the cardstock. To color the white core, I rubbed my Baby Pink stamp pad across the swirls.

I used my Cricut to create the layered, cut swirl to display the focal point, the Sans Alphabet My Acrylix stamp set. With the Storybook cartridge, I cut the base swirl from the Lilac Mist swirled (noticing a theme?) patterned paper from the Daydream Level 2 My Reflections Paper Packet, and I cut the top layer swirl from Blush Cardstock. With the Blush swirls still on the Cricut cutting mat, I stamped them with the Sans Alphabet stamps which spelled the words "Sans Alphabet". Leaving the swirls on the mat allowed me to stamp them quite easily. Plus, since CTMH's My Acrylix stamp sets are clear (and so are the acrylic blocks), I could easily place the stamp on the swirl. No craning my neck like I would have needed to do with rubber stamps!

For the accent strip on the right, I used Lilac Mist cardstock and the striped patterned paper from the Daydream packet. The embellishments I used are swirl paper clips, Spring Green grosgrain ribbon, and eyelets in Hollyhock and Spring Green.

I can't wait to see what the other 25 alphabet cards have been created by the other CTMH ladies in the swap!

1 comment:

Vix Kennedy said...

27 cards in a weekend?? OMG!!!

They're fabulous too!