We’ve been having a heatwave here over recent weeks and it’s just been so uncomfortable, we’ve lost guinea pigs and a chook and I know of others that have lost pets also, but finally some real relief today, it has rained/drizzled almost all day today, and the temperature has been lovely. Going from one extreme to the other I feel for those in America living through a blizzard, my heart goes out to them.
To make the card base I cut 2 pieces of linen cardstock at 8 1/4” x 6 1/2” then 1 piece at 1” x 8 1/4” scored this at 1/2” and used it as a hinge to join the first two pieces.
Layer One: Cut linen cardstock to 8” x 6 1/4”, cut hammer cardstock to 7 7/8” x 6 1/8” glue or tape this to the linen cardstock then attach panel to the base with double sided foam tape.
Layer Two: Cut linen cardstock to 6 5/8” x 4 7/8”, cut smooth cardstock to 6 1/2” x 4 3/4” emboss in a 5” x 7” embossing folder (I used a Cuttlebug folder, unfortunately I don’t know it’s name) glue or double sided tape to the linen cardstock. Attach to layer one with double sided foam tape.
Layer Three: From linen cardstock use Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight to cut out the frame, then use Labels Eight to cut the centre out. Die cut the Cheery Lynn French Lattice Frame (FRM132), turn the decorative label eight panel face down, lay the lattice panel on top and mark where you need to cut it to sit nicely behind. Cut it out then glue behind the decorative labels eight frame. Use the labels eight die and trace around it and cut out, use double sided foam tape to attach the frame to this. Attach to layer two with double sided foam tape.
Sentiment: The sentiment is from JustRite Papercraft “Grand Birthday Sentiments” and is stamped in “Smokey Grey” ink by Versafine onto smooth white cardstock. This is then diecut using the Spellbinders “Labels Twenty’Eight” die number 3 and embossed”. The panel is then attached to the lattice with double sided tape or glue.
Flowers: The largest flower is cut using Cheery Lynn Designs “Sweet William” strip die. I’ve used all the pieces, I’ve lightly misted them, then wrapped each petal individually around the barrel of a pen and pinched them. When they are dry I’ve used a stylus in a circular motion in the flower centre, cupping them more the smaller they get, I’ve put the flower together with a rhinestone brad from small to large alternating the petals as I went. The roses were made with the Medium Rose strip die from Cheery Lynn Designs, there are many tutorials on making roses with these dies on Youtube. I’ve lightly inked the calyxes with Bundled Sage Distress Ink from Ranger. The smallest rose is made using little flowers from the Cheery Lynn Embellisment 3 B265 in the same way as the bigger ones. The leaves are die cut from Cheery Lynn “Wreath Strip” B216, I only used the tips not the whole leaf. I lightly inked the leaves with Bundled Sage Distress Ink also. All of the flowers and leaves were lightly spritzed with “Perfect Pearls Mists” by ranger, to give them a little shine.
The bow in the corner is 1/2” ribbon tied into a triple bow and then I’ve blinged the card up with some pearls.
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