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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tri-Fold Card in Retiring Colors

I never liked the color River Rock, yet some of my favorite cards are made using that card stock. Somehow, when combined with deep contrasting colors, it looks really sharp. For this card, I combined River Rock with Bravo Burgundy and some Very Vanilla. I colored the image with my blender pen, adding Always Artichoke for the leaves. Otherwise, the only ink used is the Bravo Burgundy.

The card is really very simple to make. You simply score your 5½" x 8½" card stock at 2-1/8" and 4¼" and fan fold. The piece of Bravo Burgundy is 2-1/8" x 5½".

 When you open the card, you see the entire design. I fear we don't carry anniversary verses, so I purchased this one at one of the "unmentionable" craft stores a number of years ago and use it over and over. I do wish I had another anniversary verse to use since I've used this so much, but I do like what it says. The lovely Very Vanilla satin ribbon was discontinued a year ago, but you could substitute the seam binding ribbon (120999, $6.95 for 10 yards).

Products Used:
Bordering On Romance stamp set (5), retiring, W 125480, $27.95; C 125482, $21.95
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (24), W 115370, $36.95; C 127802, $26.95
River Rock 8½" x 11" card stock (24), retiring, 108640, $6.95
Bravo Burgundy 8½" x 11" card stock (24), retiring), 105123, $6.95
Very Vanilla 8½" 11" card stock (40), 101650, $8.50
Bravo Burgundy Classic Stampin' Pad, retiring, 126967, $5.95
Always Artichoke Classic Stampin' Pad, 126972, $5.95
Blender Pens (3), 102845, $9.95
Crystal Effects (2 oz), 101055, $6.25
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (½ oz), 102023, $4.50
Modern Label Punch, 119849, $16.95
Extra-Large Oval punch, 119859, $16.95
Designer Frames Embossing Folders (2), 123130, $8.95

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