CardMaker - - Meet The Designer - De­sign by Ni­cole Coursey

Form a 51/2 x 41/4-inch card from white card­stock.

Cut a 51/4 x 4-inch piece of wood­grain card­stock. Ad­here to card front.

Die-cut a 41/2 x 31/4-inch stitched rec­tan­gle from plaid pa­per. Cen­ter “JOY” die on plaid rec­tan­gle and die-cut.

Die-cut “JOY” from white card­stock and wood­grain card­stock; save all of the pieces. Note: Keep small neg­a­tive pieces in metal die un­til they are ready to be used. This will make it eas­ier to know where they go in the de­sign.

Cen­ter plaid rec­tan­gle onto card front and take note of where let­ters will be; com­pletely cover area with dou­ble-sided tape al­low­ing ad­he­sive to show through let­ter open­ings. Ad­here rec­tan­gle to card.

Add wood­grain “J” and “Y” in place on card, press­ing down so they are se­cure.

Coat white snowflake die cut with wa­ter­mark ink; dip into em­boss­ing pow­der and heat-set. Press into place on card.

Use neg­a­tive pieces from die-cut wood­grain snowflake to fill in spa­ces of white snowflake on card. •

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