Last Thursday, I started sharing a Stampin' Up Botanicals for You Card Class that Stampin' Up so generously shared with us Demonstrators to use for teaching classes. It has instructions to make 4 cards and a card box holder using SU's Botanicals for You Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set, Botanical Blooms Stamp Set, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper, Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack and Botanical Builder Framelits Die's. I am also going to share some envelopes, gift tags and a gift tag box holder that I designed which revolves around the design of SU's class.
So, stay tuned to
my blog the rest of this week and next week to take advantage of all
the cards, tags, box holders, pictures and instructions.
Let's get started with sharing our third card:
My card base is
SU Whisper White Card Stock and is cut at 8" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4"
(different from the normal A2 card measurements).
I used one of the white multi-colored floral patterns from SU's Botanical Garden Designer Series
Paper and cut it at 1-1/2" x 5-1/4" and adhered it to the left side of
my card base using Mono Multi Purpose Glue.
I used the Mossy Meadow pattern and cut it at 2-1/2" x 5-1/4" and stamped it with
the Just for You stamp in SU's Botanicals for You Sale-a-Bration Stamp
Set using VersaMark Ink. I covered it with SU's White Embossing powder and heat set it with my SU Heat Tool. I adhered it to the
right side of my card base (overlaps the floral pattern about 3/8")
using Mono Multi Purpose Glue.
I die-cut one
Medium and one Small flower using SU's Botanical Builder Framelits Die's
from SU's Hello Honey Cardstock. I used my Petal Roller Tool and gave
some texture to my flowers by curling and cupping the flower petals. I
adhered the two flowers together using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.
Then I die cut
one of the pinwheel flower centers from SU's Basic Black Cardstock and
adhered it to the center of my flower using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.
I die-cut the
small leaf using from SU's Old Olive Cardstock. I went
out-of-the-box when I stamped my leaves. I stamped it once using the
Fern Like Vein stamp from SU's Botanical Blooms Stamp Set in Old Olive Ink. I stamped it again using the Leaf Vein with Dots stamp. I
just liked how it gave the leaf more character using both stamps. SU
used the Leaf Vein with Dots stamp only.
I adhered the leaf and flower to my card front panel using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.
I added one of SU's Basic Jewel Rhinestones to the center of my flower.
I used the mediun floral outline pattern from SU's Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack and cut it at a heavy 3-3/4" x 1" for my sentiment base.
I stamped my sentiment from SU's Botanicals for You Stamp Set in SU's Black StazOn ink centered on the vellum.
very carefully added some Mono Multi-Purpose Glue behind the letters of
the sentiment on the back of the vellum with a toothpick so the glue
does not show through the vellum and then I adhered it to the bottom of
my card front panel.
added SU's Basic Jewel Rhinestones in opposite corners of the sentiment
and then added a small dot of glue behind each rhinestone and the
vellum to make the vellum more secure on the card front panel. (Again,
taking care that the glue does not show through the vellum).
This card turned
out so elegant and so pretty that I decided to make my own envelopes
with liners on SU's Envelope Punch Board.
I used the 4-1/2"
x 5-1/2" (A2) size and SU's Whisper White Cardstock and followed the
directions on my Envelope Punch Board to make my envelopes. I also used
the Reverse punch to round the top corner on the flap of my envelope.
the picture above (from my first card), for my Envelope Liner, if you measure 'one side' of
your envelope flap, from the top point down to one corner, you will get
approximately 4". So, I selected the small floral DSP pattern to match
my card and cut it at 4" x 4" and rounded the top corner with the
Reverse punch on the Envelope Punch Board.
then slid the bottom corner of the DSP (the opposite corner from the
rounded corner) into the envelope and folded it at the crease of the
envelopes flap making sure to leave enough room on the flap for adhesive
for when you eventually need to seal the envelope. I then adhered the
'flap portion only' to the envelope using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.
I hope you enjoyed this card share from Stampin' Up and me. Come back tomorrow and I will share the fourth card with you.
Have a great day!
recently discovered that people are using my cards and/or projects,
duplicating them and entering them into challenges. My cards and
projects are my own creations and are not to be used in challenges or
sold at craft shows; etc., for profit. I don't mind if you duplicate my
creativity to pass on to family members or friends as gifts or Occasions
cards; but, Please be considerate of others creativity! Thank you!
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