Make Life Special Card
Gail Booth

Make Life Special Card
By Gail Booth

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Designer Tip: Use a Texturz Embossing Mat to get the beautiful embossed pattern to show.



  1. Card front: Open a blank card and place with the fold running horizontally. Score a line 2½” from the top edge. Close your card and mountain fold along the scored line on the card front. Cut ½” from the right side.
  2. Follow your die-cutting machine manufacturer's instructions to cut a large decadence frame and center square from ivory cardstock. Run through your machine again with a mouse pad under the cardstock to emboss. Use the Ink Blending Tool to apply Toffee, and then Rusty Hinge inks over the embossed areas of the die-cuts. Repeat the process for another frame and center square set.
  3. Back the center opening of one large frame die-cut with tan suede, and then mat the entire frame on mocha suede with a 1/16" border. Glue centered on the lower half of your card front. Back a center square die-cut with mocha suede and foam tape on point over the matted frame.
  4. Stamp “You make Life Special” on ivory cardstock and stamp small wildflowers around it in Toffee and Rusty Hinge inks. Trace a 2” scalloped frame around the image, cut out and mat on mocha suede with a 1/16" border. Foam tape centered on the square die-cut. Zot™ a bow of 1/8” ivory ribbon below the sentiment and a triple bow at the upper left corner, as shown. Zot™ on an ivory blossom.
  5. Card inside: Cut one inch from the top of the remaining frame/square die-cut set and mat on tan suede with 1/16" borders on the left, right and bottom edges. Glue centered on the lower card panel.
  6. Stamp “Dearest Friend” and small wildflowers on ivory cardstock, as in Step 4. Trace around, cut out and mat on mocha suede, as in Step 4. Foam tape 3/8” from the lower right corner and Zot™ on an ivory blossom as shown.