I'm sharing a fun Graphic 45 card with you today and talking about my Perfect Layer Rulers. I even made my first video for this post. It was made on the spur of the moment... no editing and the husband was the camera man. So, be forgiving! I definitely want to share more videos in the future and I'll get up to speed with better video techniques and a stand so I can cut out the husband having to help! Hmmm... maybe some Copic Coloring Videos!
I used Graphic 45's Twas the Night Before Christmas Collection (8x8 and 6x6)to cut out the focal point and to create my layers.
After cutting out my red pattered paper I used my Perfect Layer Ruler with the 1/16" edge to add a clean ivory layer. My 1/16" edge is my most used edge... I just love that skinny layer.
In the quick video above (you may want to enlarge it) you can see how I add the striped paper all the way around the edge. I wanted my stripes to frame the paper in different directions instead of being ALL vertical or horizontal. Again this video was a spur of the moment thing... I'll get better!
I used Impression Obsession's new Holly Die to cut out a few flourihses. I used Copic G46 to add a little extra color to liven them up.
I fussy cut my main Santa image out from an 8x8 piece of paper, framing it with some circle die cuts. I tucked my cut holly pieces in under my layers. I added a few red enamel adhesive gems for berries. Foam tape between layers adds a little dimension. I did use a Chestnut Roan Cats Eye to ink up the edges of the Graphic 45 paper.
I added the Love and Joy sentiment on the inside, cut out with a stitched rectangle die. Again, lots of little fun layers on the inside as well! Finished card is an A2.
- Stamps: Impression Obsession Clear Set #CL550 Merry On
- Paper: Graphic 45: Twas the Night Before Chrsitmas Collcetion - 8x8 and 6x6 pads, Neenah Classic Crest Natural White (Ivory)
- Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Chestnut Roan Cats Eye for edging papers
- Other: Bow Easy Tool, Perfect Layer Rulers, Misc. Button, Circle Nesties and Scalloped Circle Nesties by Spellbinders, Misc. Ribbon, Perfect Cutting Mat, Impression Obsession Holly Die, Stitched Rectangles by Lawn Fawn