Thursday, February 18, 2016

Botanicals for You and Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack Card Class by Stampin' Up

Today is going to be a much better day!  When I looked at the thermometer around 8 this morning, it read one degree and the sun is shining full on.  The thermometer now reads 30 degrees at 11a.m.  A nice warm up in 3 hours I would say.  It's supposed to be almost 50 degrees tomorrow.  Crazy Michigan weather!

I'd like to start 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 our first card:

The entire Stampin' Up Botanicals Suite is just so elegant, so pretty and so fun to work with!


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 the Basic Black small floral pattern 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 Hello Honey plaid 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 SU's Black StazOn Ink.  Once it was dry, 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 Cajun Craze 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 Mint Macaron 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 Mint Macaron 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 tiny floral pattern from SU's Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack and cut it at a heavy 3-3/4" x 1".  

I stamped my sentiment from SU's Botanicals for You Stamp Set in SU's Black StazOn ink centered on the vellum.

I 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.

I 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.

In the picture above, 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.  

I 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 second card with you.

Have a great day!

I 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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This is my first blog and it is still under construction.  I have yet to receive my Watermark so the picture's are copyright Lynn A. Gauthier, 2015-2016 Stampin' Up.

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