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Saturday, 21 February 2015

“Card Of With Jen” For Thursday 19th February 2015

So excited that Jen and I were able to sneak in another “Card Off” Challenge.
This Challenge was for a “Top Note Swing Gift Card Holder” ...


By Kathe Oldham


By Jen Hassloch

To check out my other Gift Card Holder ideas, please click here 


For my “Top Note Swing Gift Card Holder”, I chose a card-base of Soft Suede, which I cut two of, with the “Top Note” die.
Next I cut a third “Top Note”, this time in Naturals White, trimming off where the faux stitch line is.
Finally I cut a fourth “Top Note”, but only approx ¼ of the length is needed, as this forms the pocket for the Gift Card. I chose a lovely piece of cardstock from the “All Abloom” Designer Series Paper Stack, and again the faux stitch line was cut off.
For the stamping, I chose the gorgeous “An Open Heart” stamp set.
The sentiment “Love with an open heart.” is stamped in Island Indigo {which matches back with the “All Abloom” Designer Series Paper Stack}.


The branch and bird are stamped with the Momento Ink Pad in Tuxedo Black, as this gives a nice crisp finish.
The branch, berries and bird are all coloured with Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils, and blended with the Aqua Painters.
Small Pearls {from the Pearl Basic Jewels} have been placed on the berries.
The Heart Punch from the “Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack” has been used to create a small “negative detail” heart on the lower right corner, This allows for the “All Abloom” Designer Series Paper Stack to show through.


I have added Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder to the bird, and heat set with the Heat Tool. This gives the bird a glossy effect and another dimension.
To make the card “swing”, an Antique Brad has been fastened along with some Venetian Crochet Trim.
Wah-lah … “Top Note Swing Gift Card Holder” done!


For Jen’s “Top Note Swing Gift Card Holder”, the card base is Crumb Cake, which has been stamped with the “En Francais” stamp in Soft Suede, the two “Top Note’s” have also been sponged with Soft Suede.
Jen has added a gorgeous “Something Borrowed” Embellishment to the centre of the flower, which has been punched with the “Fun Flower” and “Five Petal Flower” Punches,


Some Burlap has been cut down to size, and layered with the sentiment “Hello Sunshine”, which is from the “Crazy About You” stamp set.
Jen has created a window with the “Decorative Label” Punch, and placed some patterned cardstock behind the window.
Jen has used the same patterned cardstock from Kaisercraft for the pocket, which will hold the gift card. The faux stitch line has been fussy cut off of the pocket.


To make the card “swing”, an Antique Brad has been fastened along with some Natural 5/8” Chevron Ribbon.
The finishing touch on the “swing” is the small bow which is made with off cuts from the Burlap.
The peace-de-la-resistance is the small Pearl {from the Pearl Basic Jewels} on the lower right hand corner which anchors the project nicely.
Cool beans … “Top Note Swing Gift Card Holder” done!

AND the verdict … it’s a draw!

Recipe Ingredient List
Stamp Sets : “An Open Heart”, “Crazy About You”, “En Francais”
Ink : Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Momento Ink Pad in Tuxedo Black, Soft Suede
Cardstock : “All Abloom” Designer Series Paper Stack, Crumb Cake, Naturals White, Soft Suede,
Dies : Top Note
Punches : Decorative Label, Five Petal Flower, Fun Flower, small Heart from the “Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack”
Ribbon : Venetian Crochet Trim, Natural 5/8” Chevron Ribbon
Xtras : Antique Brads, Aqua Painters, Pearl Basic Jewels, "Something Borrowed" Embellishments, Stampin’ Emboss Powder in Clear
Special Tools : Big Shot, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Trimmer


Other : Burlap, Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils, Kaisercraft Pad

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