Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Hi there, so glad you could drop by.  If you are looking for the Amuse Studio November Blog Hop you should scroll down or click here.  I promised you more gift card holders, so I have another for you today.

When you take the card out of the envelope this is what you see:

and when you open it:

It's mostly cutting and sticking, so I'll give you the measurements and any tricks I used along the way and assume you can work out where to stick the different bits!

sugar - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8" - take your time on this - it needs to be really accurate for the jacket to meet exactly.  Corners chomped

onyx - 5 1/4" x 4", 4" x 2 1/4", corners chomped all round larger piece, on base of smaller piece.
cherry - 5 1/4" x 3", 3" x 2 1/4"
gold shimmer - 1 1/2" scalloped circle (yellow marvy)

cherry - (2) 5 1/4" x 2", 2 corners chomped on one long side of each
sugar - (2) 5 1/4" x 1"
onyx - (2) 2" x 1 1/4", (2) 1" x 1/2"
gold shimmer - 1 1/2" scalloped square, cut in half (blue marvy)

Okay, so now you've got all your bits together, we're going to start with the inside:

Mount large black rectangle on base, then attach large red.  Put tape on base and sides of smaller black rectangle and attach to form pocket for gift card. - attach smaller red rectangle, lining up carefully with base.

Heat emboss sentiment on the gold circle using onyx embossing powder, and attach to pocket.

Now the outside, attach a white strip to the inside of each of the red pieces, then apply a strip of double sided tape to the central edge of the white strip - I used the kind that has backing tape.  I then attached the panels to the card base, lining up with the inside.  Pull off the backing strip and glitter it up using a blunt paint brush to get rid of any excess.

I found the best way to do the belt was to attach a half gold square onto the end of each black strip then mount onto the card to get them to meet perfectly at the center of the jacket and then add the tiny black rectangles, again matching the join carefully.

That's it, you are done - all you have to do now is insert the gift card - or even cold, hard cash!

I hope you could follow this, do please ask if anything is unclear, I hope to be back tomorrow with one more gift card holder (the idea is there, just got to translate it into reality).

All the supplies needed for this project with the exception of the marvy punches (you could use nestabilities instead) are from Amuse Studio and are available here

stamps: holiday tags
paper: sugar, cherry, onyx, gold shimmer
ink: versamark
misc: onyx embossing powder, diamond glitter,


Brenda Lee said...

OMGoodnes...absolutely adorable!!!

Sherri Thacker said...

WOW!! What a great gift card holder! I love it!!

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