Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Hand-Penned Spanner Card

Spanner Card anyone? I had never seen one before Lisa's Stamp Studio shared their design online. I had to make one for myself. As always, I changed it up a bit using a different color of card base. The Misty Moonlight really goes well in this design I think. I also used a different pattern of the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper (DSP).

In the closed position you really can't see the spanner part.

Still can't see it.

Now you get the idea. The piece of window sheet created the span between the two narrow side pieces, or one could say it "bridged the gap"!

The innermost layers.



·        Misty Moonlight cardstock, cut at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”. Then measure from the outside edge of at 1-1/4” on each side. Using your paper trimmer, cut from the score line (crease) to the open edge for both sides.


·        Basic Black – cut 2 pieces 1-1/8” x 4-1/8”. 

·        DSP – cut 2 pieces 1” x 4”


·        Basic Black – cut 2-7/8” x 4-1/8” plus a 1” wide x 4” scrap for the scalloped edge.

·        DSP – 2-3/4” x 4”

·        Basic White Greeting strip – ¾” x 2-3/4”

·        Window Sheet (bridge) 1-1/4” x 5-1/4”


·        Basic White 4-1/2” x 5-3/8”

·        Basic Black – cut 2 pieces 1-1/8” x 4-1/8” 

·        DSP – cut 2 pieces 1” x 4”


·        Thick Basic White 2-3/4” x 3-1/4”

·        Stamp floral image from Hand-Penned Petals in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Using Pale Papaya and Mint Macaron ink stamp interior shading of flowers and leaves. Using Stampin’ Blends in Dark Mint Macaron and Light Calypso Coral hand color accent portions.


·        DSP – 2-3/8” X 6”


1.     Fold card on score line.

Inside of card

2.     Adhere Basic White to inside solid half of card base.

3.     Adhere each Polka Dot DSP strip to each Basic Black Strip.

4.     Adhere each Polka Dot/Black strip to each side of Basic White piece.

Moving to the two front side panels

5.     Adhere each Green Stripe DSP strip to each Basic Black Strip.

6.     Adhere Window Sheet strip to the front of the two side panels with small pieces of tear and tape, so bottom edge of window sheet is 1/16” from bottom of card front.

7.     Then adhere each Green Stripe/Black strip to each front side, so it encloses the window sheet.

Center Panel of Front

8.     Adhere floral DSP to Basic Black cardstock.

9.     Go die cut the scallop edge on strip of Basic Black. The strips are in a bag by the big shot.

10. On the narrow piece of Basic White – stamp “Anything is Possible” in Tuxedo Black about ¼” away from the left edge and close to the top edge about 1/16” down.

11. Glue stamped white strip with top edge at 1-1/4” away from bottom edge of center card base panel. It is supposed to fit on the DSP only.

12. Take Black Scalloped Border piece and adhere it just below “possible” so there is black cardstock hanging over both side edges. Trim to fit flush with side edge of black cardstock.

13. Adhere multi-layered center piece to card base center panel.

Floral Image

14.      Die cut out colored flower image with die cutting machine.

15.      Affix flower using 4 mini dimensionals, with 3 going to adhere to the green stripe right side panel and one mini dimensional on the lower leaf to the window sheet.


16.      Attach and trim DSP piece on Envelope Flap.

Please let me know in the comments, if there was anything unclear in my directions. I want them to be as accurate as possible.

Have fun making this card. It is gorgeous when you are all finished!

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  1. What a cute card! I can see doing this with a gift card hidden inside! I can't wait to make one of these! - A.Lamb

  2. Thank you! Great idea regarding the gift card, I'll have to give that a try!


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