Thursday, October 20, 2016
Coffee & Friends Bendi Card - Sit Right Here By Me
Yogi here today with one of my favorite beverages... BIG GRIN - I LOVE coffee - and what could be better than just drinking coffee... but drinking it with friends.
Click on any card image to enlarge. Enjoy
This is what the cutting file looks like
And I'm using parts of a couple quote stamps from Suzanne ("Garden Bench Collection" 4pce set); ("Find Yourself a Cup...")
Now here's what I did:
I opened the Silhouette file in Studio and resized it to 16.509 wide, which is way wider than my cardstock, so most of the right tab hung off my paper. I cut it from a deep brown textured cardstock. I then flipped it horizontally and hung everything off the mat except for the "friend" tab. I then spliced the two parts together creating a 6" w card base.
Now this is where it becomes a little tricky. I'm not that savvy when it comes to Studio software, but I need to use it to get the score lines since they don't seem to show up properly in my SCAL software - sigh!!. But now I wanted a shadow layer for the words, So opened the file in SCAL, Sized it the same as in Studio and pushed everything off the mat except the word part, cut from a cream toned cardstock, trimmed the border down and adhered to the back of my word.
Cut all the various other elements from the cream toned cardstock, including a smaller coffee bean and smaller heart. Sponged and direct to paper with Distress "Spun Sugar" for the cup and the smaller heart. Inked the steam with Versamark and embossed with Emerald Creek "Soft Fallen Snow".
Stamped the "Sit Right Here...", masking the rest of the stamp, inking with Distress "Picket Fence" and embossing with white embossing powder.
Stamped and inked the "Now Tell Me..." as above on a separate piece of the brown textured cardstock. Die cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs "Stitched Rectangles", moving the die to get the size I needed.
Adhered a pink satin ribbon to both tabs. Then adhered the "Now Tell Me..." piece using 3D foam tape.
Tied a multi looped fork bow from a pink variegated Sari ribbon and adhered close to the slot using a glue gun.