Friday, May 20, 2011

7 Gypsies Card (Design Team Project)

By Lis Whiting

Hi everyone!  Today I want to share with you a card I made with some of the new 7 Gypsies items!  I wanted to do a theme card. Its almost summer and time to think about traveling.  So, I imagined a trip aboard a steamship…  

I wanted to use some half-rosettes in my card. I chose three papers from Gypsy Market (Isn’t that a great name?). The papers are full of rusts and muted colors which ties in perfectly with a mysterious cruise…  

I cut a little more than half of a rosette using the regular sized Tim Holtz die.  I added some 7 Gypsies paper tape to each of the die cuts before I folded my rosettes.  I was able to create a two-layered effect.  After I folded them, I glued them with hot glue and added a 7 Gypsies brad to each.  I cut off the fastener parts on the back and used a pop dot to attach each brad.  

I really like the black and white striped paper so I made a banner (Tim Holtz) using it.  The letters are from the Tim Holtz Typeset alphabet. I mounted the banner to the card with mounting tape.  

I had a lot of fun choosing some pretty tags for my card.  7 Gypsies has quite a few.  I found one with a steamship and another that looks like it could be from a ship schedule.  I decorated with a gear (its got bling in the middle!). (Gotta have some steampunk!)

I hope that you enjoyed my card today.


  1. bethann d9:57 AM

    i'm going to use this idea for July 4 cards

  2. Beautiful card and love the paper tape:)