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Video Tutorial: Seamless Backing Cards for Pivot Cards

Earlier this week I posted a Christmas Cookies Evergreen Pivot Card with a seamless backing card and promised a video tutorial for how to do it.

The video will show three different ways to achieve seamless backing cards for Pivot Card dies. You can use these techniques with any of the Pivot Card dies and to prove it, I used three different Pivot Card dies for the video samples.

 

The first card in the video is the Congratulations card featuring the "full panel" seamless backing card technique.

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When I need to make a card quickly I choose patterned paper. It's a great space-filler and there are so many beautiful designs out there. This card uses paper from a 6x6 Teresa Collins Far and Away pack. (Shopping Links below each card)

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Since Congratulations cards are often related to some sort of new "journey" - graduation, new job, engagement, promotion, etc. - travel related papers are a great base for Congrats cards.

I had a lovely older script stamp in my stash that read "All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware" and fit the theme perfectly. 

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The decorator dies from the Katie Label Pivot Card do not duplicate the decorator dies in the Katie Label Accordion die set but they are designed to perfectly coordinate. I used the largest solid KLA decorator die plus the KLA stitching die, plus two labels from the KLPC. 

Stitching dies are becoming very popular now. Did you know that most of my stitching dies are on their own die so you can use them independently? Notice how I used just the stitching die to add interest to the bottom portion of the card. On one side I added the Congrats peel-off sticker and on the other side I will write my personal message.

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The next card in the video is the Evergreen Pivot Card, using the "outside border" seamless backing card technique.
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This card, once again, relies heavily on the patterned paper. I simply die cut the decorator trees from the patterned paper, inked the edges with brown ink, then pounced them with Versamark Ink and embossed with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel. A bit of twine on the trunks and my decorator trees were done.
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I also used some glitter lines for sparkle and a Season's Greetings peel-off sticker. This card would be easy to reproduce in multiples and would work with many different patterned papers.

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You can find these items at your local independent craft stores or by following these shopping links:
 
The final card/technique in the video is the House Pivot Card using the "inside border" seamless backing card technique.
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The House Pivot Card comes with all the decorator pieces you need to make the cute little embossed-brick house with the windows, flower boxes, door, chimney, etc. There is a video tutorial for how to use the House pivot card posted on my blog.

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I used the grass border die from the Outdoor Edges to add grass pieces to the pop-up. I've also been getting a lot of use out of my Modeling Paste/Embossing Folder backgrounds, in this case, to make a picture frame for the Home Sweet Home greeting. I stamped a "Home Sweet Texas" stamp by Deadbeat Designs twice and cut out the words to reconstruct a Home Sweet Home greeting.

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 You can find these items at your local independent craft stores or by following these shopping links:
 
 
So there you have it! Three techniques for making seamless backing cards for Pivot Cards. Which is your favorite technique?
 
By the way, I always love to see what you create from my videos so feel free to send me an e-mail (link in the sidebar) or a private message on the Facebook Page with a photo and/or link to your creations.
 
Happy Crafting!
 
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