Friday, August 24, 2012

Tutorial Time - Criss-Cross Card

I am the hostess for Tutorial Time on Speedy TV this week, and my tutorial is for a Criss-Cross card.  This is the card I made.  The "envelope" base is Mark's Finest Papers Rusty Hinge, the card base is MFP Lily Pad, and my patterned papers are from a DCWV matstack called Animal Crackers.


I used images from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company, set called Be Wild and Free.  Whenever I think of an African sky, I always picture shades of orange for some reason.  And that Serengeti tree is a classic!


Supplies needed:

Cardstock
Patterned paper
Paper cutter
Scor-tape
Corner rounder
Round tab punch
Stamps, ink as desired

STEP ONE:

Cut two strips of cardstock 4 ¼” x 11”.  Score at 5 ½” and cut one side of each diagonally.


Left side.










Right side.












STEP TWO:

Apply Scor-tape to the center panel of the left side piece.










STEP THREE:

Tape together to form one long piece.








STEP FOUR:

Cut two pieces of patterned paper to 4” x 5”.  If you use two-sided patterned paper (and there is no up-and-down pattern), you could use just one piece of paper.   The patterned paper I chose for my card requires two different pieces.   Cut them diagonally.







Decide which side you want to be more prominent.  I chose the left side.










STEP FIVE:

Apply Scor-tape across the bottom of both diagonal panels and part way up the left side panel.  Be careful not to run the tape above the place that they cross.






Remove tape and fold over.






STEP SIX:

Cut pieces for insert – 3 ¾” x 5” for backing piece, 3 ½” x 4 ¾” for neutral piece.  Punch tab.







STEP SEVEN:

Round top corners.








STEP EIGHT:

Create insert as desired.







STEP NINE:

Cut belly band 12” x 1 ½”. 










As I used 8 ½” x 11” paper, I had to add a small piece to the strip.  This will be covered by the embellishment.






STEP TEN:
 
Score the strip at 5 5/8” and 11 ¼”.  Apply tape to small section, fold at scorelines, and attach the ends.






STEP ELEVEN:

Decorate belly band as desired.  Insert the small panel into the “envelope,” and you’re done!







FINISHED CARD:
















If you've never made a criss-cross card, check out my tutorial and give it a try.

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Be Wild and Free
Paper:  MFP Rusty Hinge, Lily Pad, Snow Storm Smooth; DCWV Animal Crackers DP
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Tim Holtz Distress Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Dried Marigold, Chipped Sapphire, Bundled Sage
Accessories:  Clear embossing powder, Circle Nestabilities, Sponge applicators, Round Tab punch

8 comments:

Pam said...

I love everything about this, my friend.

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
Your card is so very pretty and your sponging is awesome. Beautiful colors on your card!

Lagene said...

Awesome scene, love your card! Thanks for a great tutorial, it was really funj!

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is an amazing criss-cross card. Amazing blending on your background and the papers you chose are absolutely perfect. Fantastic job, Lori.

Joanne (jojot) said...

gorgeous card....love the rich colors

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Beautiful background colors! Love this, Lois!

Karen Letchworth said...

SO super darling, Lois. You're just incredibly creative. If you're ever looking for another fun challenge, I would LOVE to have you play along at:
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
We always have an Anything Goes theme, as long as it's "G-rated", which your projects are PERFECT for! Come play with us!!
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
Word Art Wednesday

Roderick Harper said...

Beautiful background colors! Love this, Lois!