i tried another scs color combo challenge. this time it was groovy guava and always artichoke. you don’t usually think of guava and artichoke for Christmas colors, but i thought it would be a little different.
this card starts with a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ base card of always artichoke. i used my SU! cutter kit to “curvy cut” both top layers of the card at the same time.* the cutter kit works really well when you want a random-type cut on your cards.
i stamped the mini catalog season of joy swirl in always artichoke across the top of the naturals white. you gotta love the fact that all the sets in the new mini are precut for you. wow, did this save me a ton of time! the little flowers were stamped in groovy guava and dotted in the middle with the always artichoke marker. merry christmas was stamped in always artichoke. the piercing at the bottom follows the curvy cut of the layers. i used the sew crafty mini sewing machine that my dear friend Jody got me. i still can’t figure out how to actually sew with it, but it works really well if you’re just piercing your cardstock.
once the cut was finished, i used my small corner rounder… again, to scallop the curvy part. when scalloping a curved cut, turn your punch upside-down and make sure that the “v” shape of the corner rounder is flush against your cardstock. this will ensure you get even scallops.
cut your groovy guava with a 1/8″ border. using your crop-a-dile, dry emboss circles along the bottom edge. you can see a fantastic tutorial on how to emboss on beate’s blog.
the only addition i have is use your paper piercing template from your crafter’s tool kit to line up your holes and to gently squeeze your crop-a-dile. this ensures you don’t actually punch a hole through your paper. layer your groovy guava on the inside of your card to finish.
thanks for looking and have a great day! if you have any questions or comments, please be sure to leave them for me!
*quick tip: to ensure your layered curves match each other, cut the width of your top layer of cardstock (in this case naturals white) down to the finished layered size. i took 1/8″ off one side for a measurement of 4 1/4″ x 5 3/8″. do not cut off the top or bottom yet. temporarily adhere the naturals white layer on top of the always artichoke and cut your curvy cut. if you’re going to scallop when finished, trim the top off to match your side layer (in this example, about 1/4″ or 1/2″ depending on how much of the scallop border you want to see. if you’re not going to scallop, just use the measure that you took off of the side. in this example 1/8″).