Happy Canada Day Everyone
Today is Canada's birthday, but its not a nice day for all the outdoor festivities planned around the city. I was talking to my sister in Vancouver last night, and they're experiencing a heat wave with temperatures in the 30's. What happened? It's supposed to be the other way around.
Today I thought I would catch up on some card making and other chores that needed doing in the craft room.
One of my groups had a challenge today - to make a Criss Cross card. I can't say that I have ever made one before, but I was game to try. I was surprised at the number of You Tube videos there were devoted to this card fold. I settled on the video by Schell Fabian as I found that the easiest to follow.
Criss Cross card with insert showing
- The base is Whisper White cut into 2 pieces at 4 1/4". Each piece was then scored at 5 1/2
- To make the cross over, each half was cut from one corner to the opposite corner.
- A 5 1/2 by 4" piece of DSP ( retired) was cut diagonally the same way as the Whisper White piece was cut. These pieces were adhered to the triangular pieces on the front. I chose to use 2 different patterns.
- A 1" Whisper white belly band was placed around the card. A 3/4" strip of Night of Navy was adhered to that, and then some white seam binding. A bow was adhered to the right side. On the left side, a floral image using the Flower patch and coordinating framelits was used to make the flower cluster.
- An insert was made using a 5 1/4 by 3 3/4" piece of a different DSP, and layered with Whisper White. To make the tab I used the Decorative Label punch, folding it in half and adhering it so that the top of the fold was level with the top of the card. I placed a white tiny flower with a yellow center in the middle near the middle. Near the bottom, I placed a 3/4" strip ofone of the matching DSP from the front, with a scallop border using the other DSP. Two flowers were stamped using Tangelo Twist ink, and a sentiment from Flower Patch was stamped in Night of Navy.
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