Wednesday, November 23, 2011

CASE'd Gift Card Holder - Bargello Style

The other day I posted a card using the bargello technique (tutorial here).  While I was cutting and pasting I decided to do one in a different designer paper.  Today's card is how I used that design.  It is based on two challenges:  Sketch Frenzy Friday 111111 and Just Us Girls Color Challenge #111.  It is also
a pop-up gift card holder that I cased from Kim Score here.  She has a great video tutorial explaining how to put this together.

My card base is Garden Green card stock.  The bargello design was made using Frostwood Lodge designer paper and matted with Cherry Cobbler card stock.  I added a piece of Cherry Cobbler ribbon and then wrapped Cherry Cobbler/White baker's twine
around the ribbon and tied a bow.  The belly band was also made with Frostwood Lodge designer paper.  As in the tutorial I added a piece of Garden Green card stock punched out with a 3/4" circle punch on each end of the band, inserted a silver brad and used a piece of the Cherry Cobbler/White baker's twine to
close the band on the back.  The image from the Tags til Christmas stamp set was heat embossed on Whisper White card stock with VersaMark and Cherry Cobbler embossing powder and punched out with the 1-3/4" circle punch.  I matted it with a 2" circle of Garden Green card stock that was cut out with the Circle Scissors Plus.  It was attached to the bargello layer with dimensionals.  This whole layer was attached to the card front.
The pop-up inside the card was made with the Frostwood Lodge designer paper as was the little envelope for the gift card and the layers on the card inside.  The sentiment from the retired More Great Greetings stamp set was also heat embossed using Cherry Cobbler embossing powder on Whisper White card
stock and then punched out with the Decorative
Label punch.  I used the same punch for the Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler borders on the top and bottom of the sentiment.  This looks like it's complicated but if you follow along with the video (I paused frequently so I could keep up with the directions), it's really not that bad.  With so many designer papers out there, this could be done for any occasion.  I've saved a lot of techniques and ideas so I've decided to try some of them out.  I am so grateful for all the great bloggers out there that so willingly share their ideas with all of us.

I'd like to wish all of you a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving with your family and friends.  And if you have to be away from home, travel safe.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Sets:  Tags Til Christmas (w-#120847/c-#121169); More Great Greetings (retired)
Ink:  VersaMark (#102283)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Garden Green Card Stock (#102584); Cherry Cobbler Card Stock (#119685); Whisper White Card Stock (#100730); Frostwood Lodge DSP (#124002)
Tools:  Circle Scissor Plus (#112530); Glass Mat (#112531); Paper Cutter (#104152); 1-3/4" Circle Punch (#119850); 1-3/8" Circle Punch (#119860); Decorative Label Punch (#120907); Heat Tool (#100005); 3/4" Circle Punch (#119873)
The Finishing Touches:  Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Emboss Powder (#122949); Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon (#124138); Silver Brads (#104336); Sticky Strip (#104294); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)


Ann Schach said...

Wow! Fabulous! This is so awesome, Patti! What a layout!

Yolanda said...

That's a really neat teachnique. It looks like it would take a lot of work, but I love what you have done!