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Tuesday Tutorial Self Standing Card

This is a fun card that would look great on a shelf, on a desk or any other various places that you look at.

Supplies

5”x5” square of daffodil delight Cardstock

5”x5” square of garden green Cardstock

4 13/16”x 4 13/16” square of whisper white Cardstock

Piece of whisper white Cardstock for your image

Chocolate chip ink

Archival Black ink

Heartland stamp set

Tree Rings Background Stamp

Stampin Trimmer

Coloring tool of your choice (I used Stampin’ Markers)

Directions

1. Cut Cardstock to size on all three colors.

2. Next step is to score the Cardstock on a diagonal line. Be sure to use the light grey scoring blade on your Stampin’ Trimmer. I start from the middle and score up then down so o don’t get my points stuck in the groove of the cutting mat.

3. The next step is to create the card base. This is where you can play a little bit with how you want to the colors to look. As you can see in the photo below I have my garden green on the top and daffodil delight on the bottom. You will see more of the green in this card as it’s on the top. I adhered using my fast fuse very carefully making sure I didn’t glue below where the two colors meet.

4. Now we are ready to start the Stamping portion of the card. I begin by laying down a piece of grid paper on my work surface to protect it from the background stamp. Since the background stamp is so huge I place the rubber stamp facing up and ink down onto the stamp. I lay the Cardstock over the stamp and gently slide the grid paper over it and using my hands or bone folder gently rub over the Cardstock to apply the ink to the Cardstock.

5. Like before because we have a card that looks like a triangle on the top we need to cut our handmade designer series paper with our tree rings on it. This time instead of scoring the Cardstock we are going to use our dark grey cutting blade and cut from point to point. I still find it easiest to begin in the center and cut up then cut down so you don’t destroy your points.

6. We can now lay our designer series paper on top of our card and if needed trim a little extra off the long end. Once your sure it fits go ahead and adhere it onto the Garden Green Cardstock.

7. For the final step to complete the card and since I designed this card for a John Deere loving man, it needs a tractor. Using the tractor stamp from Heartland I stamped it in Archival Black ink since I was going to color in my Stampin’ Write Markers.

As you can see I used the same makers as the Cardstock colors for the tractor. Black and grey for the tires, pear pizzaz for the grass and brown for the lab. This image didn’t come with a framelit so I fussy cutted around the edge of the design.

I added some Stampin Mini Dimmentials onto the back so it had a bit of height onto the card.

Add the tractor onto the card and stamp a greeting on the inside or one of the sides that’s up to you 🙂

Hope the man in your life enjoys this card as much as mine will.

We have a tractor here that is for Breast Cancer that is painted black and pink and this could be a fun card for our Women Warriors in our lives that need a little extra support battling the illness. I may need to make another one of these cards soon and show how to make an handmade custom envelope for this beauty.

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