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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Vertical Greeting with a Half-Cut Front

Lay-out = half-cut card front
Inking technique = Thumping

Card with a half-cut front featuring Stampin'UP!'s Vertical Greeting stamp set

Today's post is a vertical lay-out with a half-cut front.
What I mean by "half-cut front" is that
the front flap is not as wide as the back side
so it exposes the strip the sentiment is stamped onto.

Card with a half-cut front featuring Stampin'UP!'s Vertical Greeting stamp set Card with a half-cut front featuring Stampin'UP!'s Vertical Greeting stamp set

Card Dimensions
If you're looking for an easy way to make a card  a little bit out of the ordinary try this.  Just trim off 1 1/4" from the side and add a decorative strip.

Start with a piece of cardstock that is 7 1/4" by 5 1/2" and score at 4 1/4". That will give you a normal size base of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" for the back of the card and leave you with the shorter front flap.

Stamp Set
Stampin'UP!'s Vertical Greeting stamp setThe Vertical Greetings stamp set is perfect for this lay-out. It has a real nice variety of sentiment options. 

If you don't have a good vertical greeting set you might consider adding this to your stash. Its available in either wood mount or clear mount. Product links are at the end of the post.

If you're wondering about how the color was applied to the stamp: waterbase markers work really well on the red rubber stamps. The water  base markers are currently not being sold individually, you can purchase them in color families or as a full set of markers.   One of the things I really appreciate about Stampin'UP! product is the ability to color match my papers and my inks.

I also love those self-stick rhinestones, you'll see those on lots of my projects. 

Card with a half-cut front featuring Stampin'UP!'s Vertical Greeting stamp set

If you're wondering about the coloring on the foliage its a technique called "thumping". You can see a short video (4:44) showing "thumping" here.



I hope I've inspired you to try something new. The thumping technique is a fun one for coloring and the half-cut card front makes for a unique presentation.

I'm happy to answer questions about this or any other project, leave a comment below or send me an email.  Have an INKcredible day.


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Vertical Greetings Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Vertical Greetings
Wood-Mount Stamp Set
[141873] - $27.00

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