Thursday, July 17, 2008

Card and Tip for today!

Manly Retro Coffee Shop Card

The stamps on this card are our Coffee Shop - 475G, Retro Antennae Design - N68B, and Retro Star - N71C. What I did first was cut a piece of white card stock square. I stamped the retro designs on the background with black and green dye ink. Then on another sheet of yellow card stock, I stamped the coffee shop with black dye ink. I cut the edges of this with a dull cutter blade and then taped this to a piece of green card stock, which I also cut with a dull blade. I taped the ribbon to the card and then taped the coffee shop on top of that.


If your double stick tape doesn't want to hold the ribbon, you can always melt it with a standard hair straightener. Just hold the heated up iron on your card for about 10 seconds, or less if it's super hot. It will melt your ribbon on to your card, straight! Just be sure to designate a hair straightener for crafts as you probably don't want melted tape in your hair! :)

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Dana said...

What a great tip, thanks guys.

So glad to see the blog too, SideShow stamps ROCK!

As soon as the craziness here settles down I will be back and blogging too, with much to show using your images.

Heather the Mooselover said...

Great tip!

I really like your card. I always liked hand stamped backgrounds and I love the stamps you used for the background.