Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Christmas Gleaming Gap Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a Gap Card.  Actually I am going to share with you a couple examples of Gap Cards.  These fun cards can be made a lot of different ways once you get the basics.  These types of cards are also a great way to spice up your card designs.  For today's cards I used products from the Brightly Gleaming Suite.  This is a well gleaming beautiful suite of products that feature accents with copper through out.  Here's a look at my card.

As I mentioned above Gap Cards can be very exciting once you figure out the measurements to make them work out just right.  But once you do one of the things you have to remember is that before you add your bridge (pieces that hold the two parts of the cards together) to the cards make sure you add your designer series paper first.  You will see what I am talking about when you watch the video tutorial.  But, as I always tell you everything is fixable.
Once you figure out the measurements the next thing is to add your bridge.  I like to put one my focal image on the front, just doing the one section on isn't enough.  The cards are very unstable with just the one layer.  If you add a stabilize to the inside of the card this makes the card so much stronger.
One thing about Gap Cards is you can bridge that gap anyway you want.  You can put anything in between the gaps as long as it reaches between each part.  Think of the possibilities. 

Video Tutorial: 

If you are viewing this post by email you may not see the video tutorial.  If you do not see the video above you can click here or click on the image below to view the video.  

As I mentioned before once you figure out how to create these types of cards you can figure out how to do them in different ways.  Here' I have created two different gap cards to share with you.  The first one is done the same way as the one that I show in the video, but I used different elements on the card.  I used a couple circle punches for the sentiment; which by the way is the bridge on the card.  I have one of the large ornaments hanging down from the top section and barely touching the bottom part.  To add more stability to the card I added a second bridge to the back of the ornament.  I added a third ornament closer toward the top of the card.  Here's the first one. 
For the third gap card I cut the gap in a diagonal opening.  Which makes for a super fun version of the gap card technique.  I went from the top corner of the card down.  This created two triangles for the base of the card.  I bridged the gap with a 2" circle with the holly leaves and berries stamped in tuxedo black ink and then colored it with blends.  I added a copper starburst punch behind the 2" circle.  I added the same copper starburst to the inside.  
 I hope that you have found a little inspiration from my post today and that you give making gap cards a try.  Thanks for dropping by today, I will see you again tomorrow with another card project for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge.  This week we have a Halloween theme for you to be inspired and play along with.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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