Time to Celebrate Card
By Gail Booth
Designer Tip: Glitter tape has a strong adhesive, so be sure to lay it on straight the first time. Work quickly to stamp three clocks at once, or you can stamp them one at a time and treat with Gilding Flakes.
- Card front: Open a blank card with the fold running horizontally and cut 1” from the bottom edge. Close your card, place with the fold on the top and cover with Chalkboard green flourish paper. Remove the backing from a 6½” length of emerald glitter tape and place ¼” from the fold. Place another length of emerald tape ¼” from the bottom edge of the front card panel. Place diamond glitter tape on the right and left sides, between the emerald tape, and ink the card edges black.
- Use a wedge to apply FlitterGlu to the small alarm clock stamp and stamp three times across the top of 5 7/8”x2½” black cardstock. Cover the stamped image with Gilding Flakes, burnish with your fingers, and then remove the excess with the scoochy sponge. Remove the backing from a 5 7/8”x1/4” strip of double-sided adhesive and place 1/8” from the bottom of the cardstock. Remove the top covering and apply gilding flakes, burnish, and remove excess with the scoochy sponge. Mat the piece on black dot paper with a 1/16” border, ink the edges and foam tape centered on the front card panel.
- Mask off “Take the Time To” from the stamp sentiment with transparent tape, ink the stamp, remove the tape and stamp “Celebrate!” onto ½”x1½” ivory dot paper. Cut a “V” in the right end of the strip, ink the edges and mat on diamond glitter tape with a 1/16” border, keeping ¼” on the left end. Cut the corners from the left end, punch a hole and thread a length of 1/8” teal grosgrain ribbon through the hole. Repeat to create three tags and foam tape a tag above each clock. Place Jewel Dazzles™ on the clocks and at the emerald tape corners.
- Card inside: Place 6½”x1/2” green flourish paper on the bottom edge and 6½”x4¾” ivory dot paper along the fold. Ink the edges. Stamp “Take the Time To Celebrate!” on the bottom right corner of the ivory paper. Place Jewel Dazzles™ next to it. Cut a “V” at the bottom end of a 4¾” length of emerald tape and place 1/8” from the left edge at the fold. Repeat with a 4½” length of diamond tape, and place 1/8” to the right of the emerald tape.