To Crimp or Not to Crimp?

Recently I participated in Crushing On Cardstock. It was a virtual card making event hosted by Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner. This was an absolute value for money.

Here is my “homework” from Day 3. There was a little cheating involved as the class technique involved scoring and pleating card shapes. The scoring is no problem but with arthritis in my thumbs the pleating was a bit of an issue. So what was the solution?

My old Fiskars crimper. Do you have one? Have you used it lately? Well, what’s stopping you? Dig it out!

This card was created with a number of different items. First I used Crafty Meraki’s Bubble Mania die cut. I used Gina K Desins Masterlayout 4 to cut the scalloped base. I then used an ink from Hero Arts to lightly blend the sledges for definition. The die cut was then cut down and adhered to 80lb card stock. It was slightly smaller than the scalloped base.

The heart from Masterlayout 4 was used to cut the heart. I then ran this through an old crimping tool from Fiskars. The sentiment was from Concord & 9ths summer camp dies. Unfortunately these were only available to campers but you could use any die.

The “you were here“ was stamped in the hero ink and then added embossed. I ran the ink around the edge of the sentiment for added dimension. The hear and sentiment were popped up with foam tape and adhered to the scalloped card base. Then everything was glued down to a 4.25 x 5.5 110lb Neenah Solar White card.

This card was done using items from Gina K Designs Fluttering Fall bundle, Masterlayouts 3 and cardstock from Concord & 9th. I cut a piece of white cardstock with the stitched rectangle and then placed a Sizzix nesting rectangle die and cut out the center. I cut a pice of Concord & 9th card stock and ran it through my crimper. This was adhered with Connect glue from Gina K Designs to a piece of white card stock cut with the larger rectangle die from Masterlayout 3.

The the butterfly was stenciled with some Concord & 9th inks and cut out with some leaves from the same set.

The sentiment was stamped in Versafine Nocturne Clair black ink and then embossed with clear powder. Foam adhesive was added and the panel was glued down to the black base. The butterflies, leaves and tiny punched flowers were adhered with Connect glue. Some tiny silver pearls were added to the center of the flower. This was all then placed on the card stock.

I hope you had a chance to participate in the Online Card Classes and please leave me a message if you have any questions! As always, thanks for stopping!!

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