Friday, September 25, 2015

The Bold Red Card: You Made It Happen!

Sooo, last time, I gave y'all five choices to pick from, and option #5 got the most votes out of them all.  I'm sorry I'm two days late to get this post out, by the way.  You know, school sort of gets in the way.

I'll tell you a little bitty tiny secret: I was rooting for that one all along!  Now I'll tell you another secret, which in fact, is really not a secret.  At first I only had four choices, and was going to only use those, but you may know that I hate the number four, and so I just couldn't bear to have only four choices.  So I tried and tried for a good while to come up with a fifth choice, but it wasn't happening!  Finally I had almost given up, but I decided to take a break, and then come back.  And guess what!  After stretching my brain to it's uttermost end, this brain in this head finally thought of one more option, and it turned out to be my favorite.  At that point, I considered simply doing a blog post on that one, but I had already thought of letting y'all choose, and anyway, I liked the other choices too, so I went with the poll.  Nevertheless, I'm glad the last one got picked!

Before I show you the finished card, I'll just walk you through a short tutorial of how I made it up to this point.

I first started with a 5 and 1/2 by 4 and 1/4 inch card, as always, folded on the long side.  Then the black piece is 5 and 1/4 by 4 inches, and the red is 3 and 7/8 by 4 and 1/2 inches.

The "thank you" piece is a scrap that I had been looking for a use for, but was having trouble with.  It's a little bigger than 2 by 1 and 1/2 inches.  In case you're wondering, it was made by embossing a white piece with one of my Thank You embossing folders from Lifestyle Crafts (I couldn't find a link to put in so y'all could see what I'm talking about), and then I ran over it with my rubber brayer in black ink, which had already run over something else, so the ink wasn't so thick when it went over the thank you piece.

By the way, I'm sorry if the red here is overly bright, and looks sort of orange-y.  In real life, it's a deep, dark red, and not at all orange.  Deep colors are the best.
Emboss the red so that the chevron goes horizontally.  I used this one.
Then it was time to put the string on!  I used both red (which I'd never used before) and black.  You should cut two of each color, measured to 5 and 1/2 inches.
To make it look the best, I aligned the string with the corners on the chevron on the left.  After that, the eyelets went in on the right, and then the thank you piece in the middle.
Ta daaa!


  1. This is so cool! I love all of your tutorials! You're so talented!!!
    Anna <3

    1. Wow, thank you Anna! Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by. :)

  2. This is so cool! I love all of your tutorials! You're so talented!!!
    Anna <3


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