Friday, November 11, 2016

Holiday Card with Ice Skates

When I was a kid, I used to love to ice skate all winter long. This card reminds me of the glide, glide, and sway - of spins and jumps, and skating through the quiet snow. It was a magical and wonderful time of year (but I'm glad to now live in North Carolina!).

Making the Card

1. Cut 85 lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches; fold in half for a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card base. Cut Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock 3 3/4 x 5 inches. Cut vellum 1 1/4 x 6 inches.

2. Silver emboss sentiment on vellum starting about 1/2 inch from left edge. Wrap around Soft Sky piece from step 1, starting about 1 inch from top, adhering on back using clear double sided adhesive. Adhere to front of card.

3. From 85 lb Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut two of all pieces of skates except blades. Die cut blades from Siver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz.

4. "Lace" skates with twine. Hint: put a small piece of clear double sided adhesive behind the top and bottom lace and stick the ends in them. Tie two small bows. To make a bow, I used tweezers that only open when squeezed, like the ones that come in Susan's Garden Tool Set, to help hold the single loop while I tied around it.

5. Apply Walnut Stain Distress Ink to sole/heel pieces of skates with ink blending tool. Adhere to bottom of skates with glue (e.g. Kids Choice Glue). Adhere blades to skates using clear double sided adhesive on back of skates.

6. Die cut snowflake boarder from 85 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Add Transparent/Silver Glitter Dots as shown (you don't have to add them to where the skates cover or the parts that will get cut off). Adhere to top of card as shown. Trim off excess.

7. Glue bottom skate to card where shown. Glue on bow. Adhere top skate using dimensional tape as shown. Glue on bow.


ECD Supplies
Other Supplies
  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
  • Ink Blending Tool
  • Twine: Black/Gray/White
  • Vellum
  • Silver Embossing Powder (e.g. Ranger Silver
  • Embossing Ink (e.g. VersaMark)
  • Dimensional Tape
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