Sunday, November 20, 2011

From a member of Magenta's Design Team . . . "T'was the month before Christmas" from Magenta's blog today.

... And it's WAYYY time to get into your cardmaking if you want to make it on time!

Here is a special card that I hope will inspire you.

Matériel : / Supplies
Carton blanc / White cardstock
Étampe Magenta P.0381 (Rabat) / Magenta P.0381 stamp (Flap)
Étampe Magenta M.0382 (Bordure fleur) / Magenta M.0382 Stamp (Flower Border)
Encre, poudre et fer à embosser / Embossing ink, powder and heat gun
Crayons de couleurs (ici : Prismacolor Artist) / Coloring pencils (here : Prismacolor Artist)
Colle Stickles Xmas Red (Ranger) / Ranger Xmas Red Stickles Glue
Papier Magenta ME215 (Bouquet délicat) / Magenta ME215 Paper (Delicate Posies)
Papier Magenta ME229 (Malie) / Magenta ME229 Paper (Malie)
Ciseaux / Scissors
Exacto / Craft knife
Poinçon ou poseur d’œillet (1/8") / Punch or eyelet tool (1/8")
Adhésif double face / Double-sided tape
Bordures Peel Off’s / Peel Off's Borders


Cut the white cardstock to 5.5" x 11"

Score at 4.25" and 8.5"

Stamp the designs as shown – be careful to align the flap stamp straight and close to the right panel score line. The ink color doesn’t matter, as it will disappear under the embossing powder. Suggestion: one might prefer to use gold embossing on ivory cardstock, for a warmer tone.

Cut the flap along the edge of the stamped image, leaving a slight white border.

Using the craft knife, cut out the designs as shown – flowers on the flap and leaves on the left-side stem. Don’t forget to use a cutting mat under your work!

Color the leaves on the flap and the flower on the stem using coloring pencils.


Using the card flap as a stencil, trace and cut a red piece of cardstock, leaving an extra ¼" border.

Adhere a 2,5" x 5,5" piece of green cardstock inside the card, as shown – when closing the card, one will see the green underneath the leaves. This is where the message can be written. If desired, add a narrow decorative border of red cardstock – I cut mine with an EK Success Paper Shaper corner punch. Simply remove the wings and align the design to punch a straight line, and cut to desired witdth. At this point, you can also add fine decorative Peel Off’s borders for extra chic.

Place your eyelet setting mat inside the card, close the panes and pierce holes on either side of the flap, as shown. Once the card is finished, a ribbon can be added as closure.

Decorate the back of the cacrd as shown with a surface 5-¼" x 4-1/8" piece of green cardstock and add thin Peel Off’s borders, as shown.

Add a touch of Stickles to the berries and flower centers, let dry.

Change product colors to make it a card for any occasion ;)

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