I did the collar cut card technique for my local Stamp Club this month. It’s a super simple cut technique to add visual interest to the front of your card. Plus, you can show off both sides of the designer paper with this cut. Also, both of my card samples are portrait, but you can also make these cards landscape. In the landscape position, you can see how it looks like a collar, thus the name.
On the card above, I used the Exposed Brick embossing folder for under the flaps. On the card and technique sample below, I stamped words in the opening created by the flaps. Since the words fit perfectly, I used the Hello Ladybug stamp set. If your words are wider, you can make your cut deeper for a bigger opening to stamp in.
I love the giant palm leaf included in the dies of this Earthen Textures bundle. Make sure you take full advantage of the built in score lines on the leaf die by creasing them back and forth. Here are the technique instructions and little sample we made for our Technique Journals.
Give the Collar Cut Card technique a try and let me know how it went.
Colors: Copper Clay, Pretty Peacock, Crumb Cake, Pecan Pie, Early Espresso, Gold Foil
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