Saturday, September 27, 2008

Carla's First Blog Card Tutorial

Carla, aka Moralia, posted her first blog card tutorial and I couldn't resist giving it a try. I didn't follow her instructions exactly, but I know Carla won't mind cause she hardly ever follows the rules. :)

I love Carla's cards! She's the one that got me started on cards when she was part of the DT at ScrapShotz. I always looked forward to her card challenges. Now she is DT on Lil' Scrappers, handing out card and layout challenges, but I'm thrilled that she's also decided to post monthly card tutorials on her blog.

I like to make my cards to fit either letter or business size envelopes that I have on hand or can easily pick up anywhere. So that was my first little change to this card - I made it to fit a letter size envelope. Also, I don't have any deco edge punches so I tore the edge of my patterned paper instead. Then, because my tag was a little too big for the size of the card, I decided to also tear the bottom edge of the tag. Because I don't have much in the way of bling, I also decided not to include the bling on my card. I still like how it turned out.

Here's a list of the sizes of the papers I used, just in case you might want to try making one the same size.
Card base - cardstock cut 7 by 6 1/4 and scored at 3 1/2
Bottom Patterned paper - 1 1/2 by 6 1/4
Top Patterned paper - 2 1/2 by 6 1/4, then I tore the bottom edge.

Check Carla's blog for the rest of list of items used and the instructions on how to put the card together. Let me know if you try it.


Deanne Burton said...

Beautiful car, Jacqueline!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Jacqueline!! YUM!!! I really love your take on my card! Tearing is a perfect option to deco punches!!

Thanks so much for trying out my card tutorial! Just wait till you get that blog candy you won from me.. LOTS of goodies in there!! :)

Jackie said...

Wow Jacq, you did an excellent job on it! I love it.

Allison said...

This is all this Basic Grey DP in combination!