Sunday, 4 April 2010

In the pink for my FIRST recess card

I’m not loving the colours – too pink for my earthy tastes! But it’s nice to try something new and this was for a challenge on In Love With Stamping. I do love the stamp set and the little hillocks made from punched out circles.

This was my first recess card, as promised. Here’s how to make one:

1. Cut a piece of cardstock 28.5cm x 14cm. Score at 14cm from either end to give you a 5mm spine.

2. One one panel (the front), measure in 3cm all the way round and score to create an 8cm square. Repeat at 2.5cm to create a larger scored square.

3. Cut across the diagonal from one corner of the larger square to the opposite and repeat on the other two corners to create an X in the centre.

4. Turn your project over so you are looking at the inside of the card and fold each triangle towards you on the outer scoreline. Fold each triangle back in again on the inner scoreline. You should now have a recessed area made up of four triangles which don't meet.

5. Cut an 8cm square of contrasting cardstock and fit this into the recess. No need to glue. Cut another 8cm square of cardstock of the same colour as your card base and attach this on the inside of the card to cover up the gaps. This will also hold your inner panel in place.

6. Now you can decorate a smaller inner panel to add to the recessed area and decorate the outer border if you wish. Remember any stamping needs to be done before you stick anything down!

Stamps: My Sweet Pea
Cardstock: Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Paper: Tea Party
Ink: Pink Passion, Pixie Pink
Accessories: Striped Grosgrain Ribbon - Pretty in Pink, 1 ¾” circle punch, ¾” circle punch

All products by Stampin' Up! ®


  1. I agree about the pink, now if it had been purple!lol.
    Thanks for the fab instructions, will be trying one out very soon.


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