GCD Design Team Card

I made the above card for the GCD Studios design team application. 
I love this twisted easel card, so you can be sure to see a few more on this blog in the future.

This card is a 5" square and folds flat for mailing.

To make the card you will want to use a very heavy card stock as your base. Cut the base 10" x 5", fold in half. Now score and fold one of the halves diagonally. Your base is finished...how easy was that???

To decorate top of card I used Chocolate brown card stock cut at 5" x 5". I then cut a piece of patterned paper just a bit smaller, distress ink on edges, attach to brown card stock. I also attached a small border to one side and stamped and  heat embossed the sentiment in two different colors, then add a bow. Now attach this to the outside fold of the base card.
 Is it starting to come to life?

Now decorate the inside of the card...again I cut the brown card stock just a bit smaller than 5" square, and cut your patterned paper just a bit smaller than the brown card stock. Attach to inside card base. I also attached a border on one edge. The "compass" acts as an embellishment and a stopper for the card top so it can "stand/sit" on a table.
I die cut the "compass", and distressed the edges, added a matching button and attached to the inside of the card with foam adhesive.
It sounds difficult but it is not...get your supplies together and you will have a work of art in no time. 

Remember:  A square card takes more postage and the more pretties you put on the card, the more postage you will need. :)

Let's go Shopping:

Canson Water color Paper (really heavy card stock)
Recollections card stock - Chocolate Brown
Patterned Paper - GCD Studios - Loverly & Debonaire
  ( PLEASE NOTE: The patterned papers are retired but they have beautiful papers to choose from here)
Favorite Things - button
Spellbinders - Standard Circles large
Ranger Distress ink - Tea Dye, Walnut Stain
Martha Stewart - Scoring Board
Satin Ribbon

Thanks for peeking.........



Sandra H said...

Penny, your creation is beautiful l like it lots:)

Elizabeth Allan said...

Great rich tans and chocolates - beautiful Penny!