Here's the card with foil duct tape embellishments instead of store brought ones:
- Inky Antics 0695J Puppy Love stamp
- Stampin' Up! Hugs and Wishes
- Sakura Clear Glaze pen
- Copic Markers - E31, E33, E25, W1, W2, W3, R20, R24
- dark blue cardstock
- gray cardstock
- white cardstock
- brown cardstock
- Memento tuxedo black ink
- Joann Craft Essentials Metallic Squares or foil duct tape
- Cut 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" dark blue card base. Score just short of 2 1/8" inches from left and right side and fold each side toward center to make a gatefold card base.
- Cut 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" white cardstock. Stamp with puppy love image in Memento Tuxedo Black and set aside to give ink time to dry completely.
- Cut 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" brown for mat.
- Cut 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" gray for mat.
- Color image with Copic markers.
- Mount colored image to brown mat and then mount brown mat to gray mat.
- Cut 2" x 1" white cardstock and stamp with Birthday Hugs and Wishes stamp using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
- Cut 2 1/4" x 1 1/4" brown cardstock for mat.
- Cut 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" gray cardstock for mat.
- Mount stamped words to brown mat, then mount brown mat to gray mat.
- Mount puppy love matted image on left flap of card.
- Mount Birthday Hugs and Wishes to right hand flap of card using dimensional foam tape.
- Card should open in the center and stay mostly shut when card is closed with puppy love behind the words.
- Apply metal square embellishments to finish off the blank space.
- Use Sakura glaze pen on the dogs nose and tongue to give them a wet look.
- Set aside until glaze dries completely.
Foil Duct Tape Embellishments
I ran out the plastic store squares and rather than drive 20 miles to see if they had any more at 11pm, I came up with this alternative.
- 1/4" square punch
- foil duct tape
- thin white cardstock
- Make sure you have foil duct tape. This is the kind that looks a thin piece of highly polished aluminum foil that's been turned into a sticker roll and easily gets dents and marks on it. This is the kind that actually stops air flow, not the flexible fabric type commonly sold.
- Cut or tear off a piece of the foil tape.
- Carefully peel off the backing and stick the tape to the thinnest piece of cardstock you have. This is important so you don't end up with something that's too hard to punch.
- Now take the stable and easy handle paper and punch out as many squares as you need.
- Stick dimensional foam on the back.