Friday, February 11, 2011

Doing More with Fonts!

There are times I simply want an art-deco feel to my project and I have no cart that satisfies me. Fonts offer the perfect solution to my dilemma---even the symbols! So, grab your Gypsy and make those fonts do more!

The Recipe

1. Gather the scraps!

Gypsy Cardstock of choice:
  • Card base (5.5 x 9 “) Background (6 x 6”)
  • Coordinating stock for card and border
  • Decorative cut (6 x 6”)
Fine Glitter Cri-kit Pens
Stamp with sentiment of Choice
Cuttlebug and Cuttlebug “Swirls” embossing folder Assorted glue

2. Get ready!

From Gypsy Wanderings: Choose a letter or symbol. I used the “cent” symbol. Refer to the following video for specific directions on creating the motif.
  • Size finished motif to 3” and cut from 6 x 6” piece of paper. Embellish with glitter.
  • Decrease size of motif to 1”. Copy and Paste for a total of 4. Position in a straight line, using the 1” line of the mat for guidance. Fill an area no larger than 5” wide.
  • Remove the blade and insert the Cri-kit pen holder.
  • Send the design to the cutter. It will draw your border. Using a paper trimmer, trim the sketch strip to 2" x 5.5". There will be a 1/2 inch border either side of the design. Trim length to fit card.
  • Ink edges.
  • Cut the background piece 4 x 5.25” Ink the edges for depth. Emboss with Cuttlebug.
  • Cut a basic tag 1 x 2.” Ink the edges and stamp with sentiment.

3. Generate those gems!

  • Fold card base half: 4.25 x 5.5.
  • Glue ribbon to background, crossing at upper center. Glue background to card base.
  • Add border to lower edge of card.
  • Pop dot larger glittered embellishment to left side of card.
  • Tie tag to ribbon with bow where ribbons form the “x”. Pop dot to secure.
So quick, so fun and potential to be so personal! I hope you enjoy creating this gem as much as I did sharing! Until next time, Nonna

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