Monday, September 19, 2011

Using an Enveloppe Seal for a Blank Masculine Fall Card

Sometimes you just need a season appropriate masculine non-holiday related card for someone special ... what do you do when the card stores are just not there for you?  Easy, use one of your envelope seals and make your own card.  This card combines two layers of papers (one created using a hand punch), one sticker and one seal ... what could be simpler than that.

Start by making a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card from ivory paper and to keep the masculine theme going I used a textured paper from "Bazzill Basics".  Cut a 2" wide strip of metallic copper paper, in this case it's from a sheet of bronze tint burnished copper paper by "River wind/Mrs. Grossman's".  Next cut a 1 1/2" wide strip of dark brown paper and punch along both long edges using an "E.K. Success" rope edge punch to create a ribbon like effect.  Adhere the punched paper ribbon to the metallic copper paper.  Add a "Mrs. Grossman's" design line copper sliver line down the middle of the punched ribbon.  Adhere the strips vertically down the card 1/2" from the folded edge.  To complete the card add a "Fossler's" metallic seal to the card and you're done.

I like using seals on my cards because they come in many formats and are usually found in packs at stores that sell stationary at a much smaller cost than regular stickers .  Seals are usually meant to be used on the back of envelopes but I think they work wonders as decorative highlights on cards as well. 

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