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Aged Season’s Greetings Card for the Inventor

Aged Season's Greetings
for the Inventor

By: Bea Rosenleaf, Artistic Guide

Finished Card Size: 8.5" x 5.5"

Angel Collage (Inka Stamps)
Season's Greeting Sentiment (Stampin' Up!)
2 sheets - 8.5" x 11" Dark Blue Confetti cardstock (Paper Goods)
Camel cardstock (Bazzill)
Marrakesh Palace patterned paper (Bo Bunny)
Cranberry Adirondack Ink Pad (Ranger)
Corduroy Distressed Ink Pad (Ranger)
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad (Tsukineko)
Detail Clear Embossing Powder
Camel colored Grosgrain Ribbon (any Fabric/Craft store)
Elegant Fountain Border Punch (Fiskars)
Corner Rounder Punch (Uchida)
Paper Distresser Tool (Tonic)
3 Musical Note brads (unknown)
Spray Bottle with Water
Craft Sheet
Heat Embossing Tool (Uchida)
Paper Towel


  1. Fold one piece of the dark blue cardstock to 8.5" x 5.5" to create the card base.
  2. Cut burgundy patterned paper to 8" x 5.5". Using the border punch, punch one long side to create the decorative border.
  3. Cut a piece of the grosgrain ribbon to wrap around the piece of patterned paper. Run adhesive along one side of the ribbon and attach to the burgundy patterned piece, wrapping the ends to the back. Attach to the blue card front.
  4. Cut a camel and a blue piece of cardstock measuring 3.75" x 4.5". Cut another blue piece measuring 1.375 x 3.5" and a piece of camel cardstock measuring 1.25" x 3.25". Use the corner rounder punch and round the corners on the two blue pieces only.
  5. To age the camel pieces of cardstock, take the Corduroy Distressed Ink pad and swipe over the craft sheet.  Using the spray bottle filled with water, spray the ink to create puddles of ink.  Lay the smooth side of the camel cardstock pieces on top of the ink on the craft sheet.  Lift off and dab dry with a wadded up paper towel to add more texture and interest.
  6. Stamp the Angel Collage on the camel piece using the Cranberry ink pad.  Take the Paper Distresser Tool and distress the edges of the cardstock.  Using the corduroy ink pad, run the edges of the cardstock through the ink to darken and distress the edges. Layer this piece to the dark blue cardstock.
  7. Stamp the "Season's Greeting" sentiment on the smaller piece of camel cardstock with the Cranberry Ink. Over-stamp with the Versamark ink. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat until melted. (To align the over-stamping, use a stamp positioner tool, if needed.) Distress the edges with the Paper Distresser Tool and edge with the Corduroy Distressed Ink pad.  Layer this piece to the piece of dark blue cardstock.
  8. Attach both layered pieces to the patterned burgundy background piece of cardstock. Attach the music note brads.  Attach the card front to the dark blue card.
  9. Sign your card and share!

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1 Responses »

  1. very vintage - the colors are eye catching and could be used for any season
    lots of possibilites here