22 June 2009

Tent Topper Cards

This is a tutorial I did for the InStyle Stamps blog. To go to their blog, click here.

Good Morning everyone! Today we are doing something super simple, but fun. we are making tent topper cards! I'm sure some of you have done this before, but for those of you who haven't, here's a quick list of materials you need: your base card (mine is apricot), which is cut to a length os 4.25"x8.5", a mat layer for that (optional - mine is pink) cut to 4"x4", and a layer of dp (again, optional - mine is new digi paper from InStyle Stamps). For the topper, you can really do any heighth or width you want. My Topper is 3.5" square for the base (apricot) and 3 3/8" square for my optional pink mat. I colored my image, Joyce and Mary, with Copic Markers a silver gel pen, and an Atyou Glitter Pen.

First I assembled everything but the base. I decided what ribbon I was going to use (easy decision for me - this is my favorite ribbon!) Because my image wasn't square, I put it towards the bottom of the topper, to leave room for my ribbon. You could certainly put a square image centered in the middle! As for placing of the topper, the easiest way to do it since your topper may be any size, is to lay both pieces on a regular card, and see what your maximum height can be. Does that make sense? It is way simpler than I am making it sound.

This is what my finished card looks like! I added a polka dot button at the bottom, to mimic my polka dot ribbon at the top. I didn't do anything else, because I love the digi paper and wanted to let it shine, too! Tent toppers are really easy to make, and the topper possibilities are endless - you could uses oval nesties, round nesties, label nesties, whatever you can think of!


Summerthyme Studio said...

Sweet Card and Great Tutorial!


Cheryl Walker said...

Very very pretty Taylor, love the coloring on this tooo!!!! :)

Have a nice day hun!

Helen said...

I just love the retro look of this card - and tent topper cards always make me think of you. I've not blurfed for ages so hadn't even realised you'd moved! Hope you're okay

J•me said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!!