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Basic Grey Archaic Card Ideas

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Old Dinosaur - Designed by Karen Mortensen

 

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Card size: 21cm x 14cm

Instructions:

  • Cut a piece of patterned "Relic" Archaic cardstock into size 21cm x 14cm. Ink edges with brown ink.
  • Cut a piece of plain "Earth Worm" Archaic cardstock into size 19cm x 12cm. Ink the edges with brown ink.
  • Add a border from the Archaic Die-Cut Shapes sheet to the plain piece of cardstock then mount onto the patterned piece with the patterned paper showing as a border all around.
  • Print a sentiment on a piece of "Prime" Archaic cardstock. Cut it out in an undulating shape and ink the edges with brown ink. Stick onto card.
  • Take the heart from the Archaic Die-Cut Shapes sheet and mount on chipboard. Ink the edges with brown ink. Stick onto card.
  • Add the Dinosaur from the Archaic Chip Sticker Shapes pack.
  • Distress the crossed bones (from Archaic Chip Sticker pack) with brown ink and mount on top of the heart.
  • Distress various round and squares chipboard rocks from the Archaic Chip Sticker Pack with brown edge and stick onto corners as shown.
  • Mount the finished card onto Bazzill cardstock to fold horizontally.

 

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Happy Birthday - Designed by Karen Mortensen

 

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Card size: 6" x 6"

Instructions:

  • Take a dark sheet of Archaic "Dirty" paper from the 6x6 pad or cut a sheet into size 6" x 6".

  • Cut two strips from a sheet of the Archaic "Pods" paper and glue them on to the base paper as shown above.

  • Draw a speech bubble on a plain piece of Archaic paper (I used "Prime"). and cut it out. Ink the edges with brown ink then add a Happy Birthday sentiment inside (I used a rub-on but you could print it out. You could also create the speech bubble in MS Word).

  • Add the Dinosaur and the bouquet. Dinosaur is from the Chip Sticker Pack, the flowers are from a 3D stickers pack.

  • Mount the finished card onto Bazzill Cardstock folded into a  card.

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Bon Voyage - Designed by Karen Mortensen

 

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Card size: 6" x 6"

Instructions:

  • Take a piece of "Rusty" Archaic cardstock from the 6x6 pad, or cut a sheet into 6" x 6". Add a border at the top and bottom from the Archaic Die-Cut Shapes sheet. Ink the edges with brown ink.
  • Mount a tag from the Die-Cut Shapes sheet onto chipboard and ink edges with brown ink. Tie a few Archaic fibres to the top. Glue onto card then insert a green Archaic Brad to the top.
  • Add the palm tree from the Archaic Chip Sticker pack.
  • Add lettering. I used K&Company corrugated alphabet letters.
  • Mount finished card onto Bazzill Cardstock folded into a 6x6 card.

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Play - Designed by Karen Mortensen

 

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Card size: 6" x 6"

Instructions:

  • Take a sheet of the "Pods" paper from the 6x6 pad, or cut a 12x12 sheet into size 6" x 6". Ink the edges with brown ink.

  • Emboss a piece of "Rusty" Archaic cardstock to make small circles. I used my Cuttlebug and the "Small Bubbles" embossing folder. Mount behind a frame from the Archaic Die-Cut Shapes pad (Ink edges of the frames first).

  • Add all other elements from the Archaic Chip Shapes pack.

  • Mount on Bazzill cut into a 6x6 card.

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U Rock Boy - Designed by Karen Mortensen

 

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Card size: A5

Instructions:

  • Cut a piece of Archaic "Rock" cardstock into size 21cm x 15cm. Ink edges with a rusty orange ink.

  • Emboss a piece  of 10.5cm x 13.2cm Archaic "Earth Worm" with tiny rock like bubbles, I used my Cuttlebug and the "Small Bubbles" embossing folder.  Ink the edges with brown ink and very lightly brush the ink onto the bubbles here and there.

  • Attach four photo corners to the embossed piece (I used K&Co photo corners).

  • Add a piece of ribbon tot he card (see picture). I used Basic Grey Urban Couture ribbon.

  • Glue the embossed piece onto card above the ribbon.

  • Add a zig zag border from the Die-Cut Shapes sheet below the ribbon.

  • Prepare the alphabet pebbles: There were only two suitable rocks from the Chip Sticker Pack so I made the other by mounting "Earth Worm" cardstock onto chipboard, cutting them out, sanding down the edges then distressing with brown Tim Holtz Distress ink. Add the letters from K&Co's corrugated alphabet to spell " U Rock Boy", as a variation you could write "U R Dinomite". Attach to card ensuring correct placement for when you attach the dinosaur (see pictures).

  • Distress a bone from the Archaic Chip Sticker Pack with brown ink. Add some Archaic Chip Sticker stars and smaller rocks as shown.

  • Attach two photo turns from the Archaic Die-Cut sticker sheet with two Archaic brads.

  • Mount the finished card onto an Ivory A5 King-sized card.

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Thank You - Designed by Karen Mortensen

 

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Card size: 14cm x 9cm

Instructions:

  • Cut a piece of Archaic "Prehistoric" cardstock into size 14cm x 9cm. Ink edges with dark green Distress ink.
  • Cut a piece of 6cm x 4cm "Earth Worm" cardstock (ink edges with green distress ink) onto a slightly large piece of Archaic "Timeworn" cardstock. Add a rub-on to the middle (I used Basic Grey's "Thank you" rub-on). Attach to card.
  • Take a piece of the "Earth Worm" cardstock and scrunch it up then distress it with green Distress ink. Glue to the bottom half of the card then attach six small Archaic brads.
  • Add a shape from the Archaic Chip Sticker pack to the centrepiece.
  • Mount onto Bazzill so that the card folds horizontally. Make the back of the card longer then fold the extra length so that the card sits on the edge.

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You Did It! - Designed by Karen Mortensen

 

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Card size: 6" x 6"

Instructions:

  • Take a sheet of Archaic "Primal" cardstock from the 6x6 pad, or cut a 12x12 sheet into size 6" x 6". and ink the edges with brown Distress ink.

  • Cut two pieces of Archaic ""Earth Worm" cardstock, one into size 13cm x 4.3cm, the other into size 8.6cm x 9.5cm. Emboss the long piece with small bubbles (resembling cobbles here), and the larger piece with suitable sentiments. I used Cuttlebug embossing folders for both. Ink all edges with brown Distress ink.

  • Glue the sentiment piece onto the card as shown.

  • Cut two of the undulating lines in the main paper so that each side of the cobbled embossed cardstock can slide below it. Glue onto card.

  • Add three large eyelets to the bottom half of the card (see picture. I have mounted my card onto green Bazzill Bling and this shows through the eyelets. I used copper eyelets from the Crop-a-dile pack.

  • Attach a car and star from the Archaic Chip Sticker Pack (see picture)

  • Thread some Archaic fibres through a ribbon slide. I used a 7Gypsies buckle.  I also added some cream rick rack to the fibres.

  • Mount onto Bazzill folded into a card.

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You Shine - Designed by Karen Mortensen

 

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Card size: 17.5cm x 15.3cm

Instructions:

  • Take a sheet of Archaic "Dirty" cardstock form the 6x6 pad, or cut a piece of 12x12 paper into size 15.3cm x 15.3cm (6" x 6"). Cut one edge into a scallops (you could use a 1p coin for the job). Attach onto a piece of Archaic "Fossil" paper so approx 2.2cm is visible (see picture).
  • Emboss another piece of "Fossil" paper, size 13cm x 10cm (I used my Cuttlebug). Round the corners with a corner punch. Ink edges with brown distress ink. Attach to card.
  • Add two green photo corners as pictured, from the Archaic Die-Cut sticker sheet.
  • Add Archaic Buttons on each of the scallops.
  • Wrap Archaic fibres around the spine of the card.
  • Add K&Co's chipboard words "you shine" and one chipboard flower from the same pack.
  • Mount on Bazzill folded to a card.

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