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The recent snowman tag card I shared the other day sparked another design–this one turned out to be an OLC (One Layer Card), and I love that, doncha' know! *wink*

Stamped the letters first, then the stars.  I free-handed the little dotted swirlies with a gold Spica pen.  Originally, I didn't plan to put glitter along the bottom edge, but the balance was a smidge off as I'd stamped the letters just a tad too high.  So, I ran some 1/8" Scor-Tape along the bottom edge and applied some of that luxurious Martha Stewart Glitter in White Gold.  Oh, YUM!

This turned out so sophisticated, I could hardly believe my luck! (arms wrapped 'round self, chortling)


Tying bows with such narrow cording can be very tricksy without a third hand.  Clamp the center of the first part of your bow with cross-lock (a.k.a. reverse action) tweezers.  These tweezers tighten and clamp when you release, but to open them you must squeeze them.  This will free your hands to finish tying the loops of your bow without it slackening mid way through.

To keep the bow from coming undone, as can often happen with cording like this, apply a small drop of crystal lacquer, such as JudiKins Diamond Glaze or Ranger Glossy Accents, to the center; it will dry clear and keep the cord from slipping out of the nice bow ya' just made.


Stamp Credits:  Fancy Alphabet (clear set), Tiny Star by A Muse Artstamps
White card stock, cut and scored to create 3.5 x 5" card
Ink:  Encore Silver, Brilliance Galaxy Gold by Tsukineko
Scor-Tape (1/8" width) by Scor-Pal
White Gold Ultrafine Glitter by Martha Stewart
Silver cording by May Arts

  1. Great tip with the tweezers. I often need a third hand & I’ll be sure to try this.

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