Sunday, August 18, 2013

Controlling the Scrap, Version 2.4ish

I need a few masculine cards in my stash (my husband thought it was so cool last week when I went "shopping" in my own card stash--impressing the hubby means more allowance for scrapping goodies, right? =) so this card doesn't use as much scrap paper as some of the others. But it's still in there! The book mark paper is scrap as well as the shadows on those and the stars (odds and ends from my kraft card bases).

I also used a lot more layering on this card than I normally do. I love the looks of layers but when it comes right down to it I rarely do it for two reasons... #1 it takes twice as long  #2 it makes the card front a bit bulky and heavy. But with this card, I felt like it needed that extra look.

Card dimensions: 4.5" x 6.25"
Kraft mat: 3 7/16" x 5 3/16"
Embossed mat (herringbone): 3.25" x 5"
Bookmark style strip (long): outer layer, 1" x 4 1/8" and inner layer, 7/8" x 4"
Bookmark style strip (short): outer layer, 1 1/16" x 3 1/4" and inner layer, 15/16" x 3"
Star (from Martha Stewart All Occasions Cake Art): outer, 1.95" x 179" and inner layer, 1.75" x 1.61"

Honestly, I think it took my longer to measure and type the bookmark dimensions than it did to cut them! Basically, I eye-balled the dimensions and cut my patterned scrap down to size, then added two marks (an eighth of an inch) on my trimmer for the shadows.

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