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Primarily Primary by Nola Burkhard

Today, stampers, I have several photos to share with you about how I made my Wanted card. It uses the basic Primary colors of Red, Blue and Yellow but I went with a look in a darker version of all those colors.

by: Nola Burkhard, Artistic Guide

Finished card size: 5.5" x 4.25"

Wanted Western and Vintage Vogue (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: (all by Stampin' Up!)
Riding Hood Red
More Mustard
Night of Navy
Paper: (all by Stampin' Up!)
Riding Hood Red
More Mustard
Night of Navy
Heavy Pattern Paper
Brads-Flowers in Regal Collection (Stampin' Up!)
Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder (Sizzix)
Die Cut Frame from the Apothecary Accents Framelits (Sizzix)
5 Petal Punch and Blossom Punch (EK Success)
Big Shot or other Die Cutting

Embossing Tool
Hole Punch


I like making cards with this kind of flap as it gives you a sneak peek of what's inside!

  1. Cut your Cardstock paper for the card at 8.5" x 4.25" and score it at 3" width-wise to create your flap.
  2. Cut lots of scrap strips of pattern paper at varying lengths and widths.
  3. Using the sponge, ink all the pattern strips with More Mustard. Set aside.
  4. To emboss the flap, place it between the layers of the Elegant Bouquet Folder and run it through the Big Shot.
  5. Punch Flowers from pattern paper and sponge with More Mustard.  Punch a small hole in the center of both flowers and layer.  Put a More Mustard Flower Brad through hole and apply some dimensionals to the back of the Blossom Punch Flower so that it gives a 3-D effect to the front of the card (flap).
  6. Stamp Friends in Riding Hood Red on a piece of More Mustard cardstock and then stamp 3 times with the Western Paisley stamp. Sponge it with the More Mustard and then glue it to the inside of the flap.
  7. Stamp your words for the inside of the flap in Night of Navy and layer it to another strip scrap.  Glue this near the bottom of the More Mustard paper on the inside of the flap.
  8. Start gluing all your pattern paper strips to the center of the card.  Overlap, fold, weave, etc., to get the effect you want.  When done, stamp with Wheel Flower, Western Paisley.  If you forget to sponge ink on some of them, you can do it now or just leave them as they are.  There are a couple of mine I did not ink with the sponge.
  9. I like to lay out where I think I want things to go before I actually place them there.  Note: I did this in the photo below.  This way I know ahead of time that there will still be enough room around the Wanted layer to see a lot of the strips.
  10. Stamp Wanted in Riding Hood Red on a scrap of More Mustard paper. Run it through the Big Shot using one of the Framelit Dies.
  11. Then, to get another layer of the same die shape take your pencil and use the framelit die as a template and draw around it on a scrap of Night of Navy cardstock. Cut it out with the scissors and glue it behind Wanted layer.
  12. Punch a hole at each end of your Wanted layer and put a Riding Hood Red flower brad through each hole.  Apply dimensionals to the back of the Night of Navy cardstock and press it to the middle of your card at the angle you liked the most from before.

Now the inside of your card should look something like this. And, you are done!

Another thing I like about this card is that I was able to use a lot of scraps in the patterned paper.  It's always great to use up scraps!

We here at Stamper's Quest would love to know what you like about our cards.  We hope you will leave a comment or two while you are here.

Until next time... Stamp, Create, Play . . . Everyday!



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