Trusty Tools for the win!

Yesterday I took an informal poll on Facebook. My Question was, This Or That? This was the Bistro Burger Bundle and That was the Trusty Tolls bundle. Overwhelmingly, Trusty Tools was for the win!

This card could be made as just a simple card, but I choose to create it as a fun fold gift card holder.

Stamps: Trusty Tools

Inks: Black Momento and Boho Blue ink pads, Boho Blue, Wild Wheat, Copper Clay and Smokey Slate Blends

Accessories: Trusty Tools Dies, Industrial Trinkets, 23-25 In Color Twine

I started with a Boho Blue Card base cut to 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″. I then layered on the card front a piece of Smokey Slate cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and embossed with the Metal Plate 3D Embossing Folder.

The fun part comes with the second card front layer. Now, this could be made into a simple layer, but I choose to cut a Basic White piece of card stock to 2 3/4″ x 11″ and scored it on the long side at 4″ , 8″ , and 10 1/4″. I folded the first 4″ section in half over the second 4″ section. then I folded up the 1 1/4″ section and fold back the 1/2″ section.

I added a piece of DSP cut to 2 1/2″ x 2″ and adhered it on the smallest portion and then folded the flap over it and secured with adhesive.

I carefully added Tear n Tape on the small inside fold to create a gift card pocket. I then opened up this mini card and stamped on the front before adhering it to a 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Boho Blue card stock.

I wrapped a piece of twine several times around the card front and tied a square knot. I chose to fray the ends just a bit. before adhere the mini card base onto the card front with Tombow Liquid glue.

I next added a white liner cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Basic White card stock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″. I added a small piece of 24-26 In Color DSP to the inside corner for an unexpected bit of fun. I then stamped a greeting and some fun nuts & bolts.

You can watch a few tips on coloring with the Blends markers, a tip on creating the inside fun corner piece and a tip on stamping with Photopolymer stamps.

You can watch the video here:

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