Yesterday I had posted a card with tab letters following a curve. I had several requests to show how that was done, so I thought I'd show you that today--the easy way! I started with a 4-1/4" square card base, and a mat layer from Cosmo Cricket's new Haunted line (Gothic).
Instead of stamping the main image, I used (are you believing this?) rub-ons! Hey, stampers, don't drop your teeth!--but I had them, and they were so stinkin' cute! Truly, I'm not quitting stamping--just playing with a new toy. ;-) After rubbing two pumpkins on a circle that I had cut and embossed with a Spellbinders Classic Circle die, I rubbed the third on kraft cardstock and cut it out to mount it on foam tape. I used some warm gray Copic markers, along with a clear blender, to create shadows under the pumpkin trio, then a pale yellow Prismacolor pencil to add some back-lighting behind them.
Next I stamped my "Hey Pumpkin" sentiment in SU's Pumpkin Pie ink and trimmed it as shown on the left. Have you ever sewn a sleeve into a garment? If so, you've probably clipped a curve to allow flexibility. That's what I did here--clipped only part of the way through the sentiment down to the baseline of the letters. Notice that a strip is intact from the baseline on down? That holds it all together so that you don't have to glue all of those letters on individually! (That's the fast part. :-D)
In this picture, you can see where I glued the sentiment strip to the circle before assembling the card. I went back and zig-zag stitched it to add a little interest, then stitched different patterned paper strips (Ominous and Gothic) across the bottom third of the card front. I sanded all of the paper edges, rounded the bottom corners, and mounted the card front to the card base.
Finally, I added a sanded black button, along with a piece of Mr. Campy twill, to finish the card. I hope that this helps make sense of curved tabbed letters!