May 9, 2018

Get Well Card - Color Choice

This is the last card from our April class. While every student received the same pieces, it was up to them to decide if they rather liked the white on the front or the tangerine.

The card is a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" white base. I used the Close to My Heart Tangerine cardstock and cut my pieces at 1" x 5 1/2" and 2 1/4" x 5 1/2".
The white cardstock strips are cut about 1/8" smaller but still measuring 5 1/2" on the long sides.

For the middle piece I used some design paper from the Close to My Hearts Fundamental package which had the look of watercolors. We used the matching Tangerine ink to stamp lettering on the design paper. 

The flower used for this card is from a die set from Elizabeth Design and is cut out of white cardstock.

If you like the white paper on the outside, simply adhere the white strips on top of the tangerine ones flush with the edges on the left and right side. If you decide to have the tangerine on the outside, adhere the white strips underneath the tangerine and leave the white strip sticking out about 1/8" on either side.

Stamp the "Get Well" phrase and the inside phrase on the prepared strip and the inside of the card. We use a grey ink for these phrases.

Now to assemble, lay the left (smaller) strip loose on the card front to the left. Place adhesive on the back of the design paper and line it up so the left side of the design paper would be disappearing under the left strip. Now you can adhered both strips to each side on the front of your card by using foam dots. 

The white flower cutout is placed with a little adhesive on the front. If you choose the white as your top layer, you might want to add a little color to your flower with colored pencils. A little rhinestone in the middle of the flower will finish of this card.

For any questions or if you like to join any of my classes, please feel free to contact me.

May 2, 2018

All Occasion Card - Butterfly Smiles

It is funny, sometimes I have an idea of a card in my head and I have to search for the matching papers and stamps and sometimes I start with the perfect stamp and then look for the rest.

Well this card wasn't at all plant this way, but it turned out to be one I really love. I had this wonderful stamp from a Catherine Pooler collection that I thought was perfect to use.

Next I was comparing colors and going back and forth with design papers until it just came to me. The white cardbase measures 4 1/4" 5 1/2" with the fold to the top. I used Close to My Heart cardstock of the following colors: Sea Glass (Color of the Year 2017) and Slate grey. Sea Glass piece is cut at 4" x 5 1/4", Slate piece is cut at 3 3/4" x 5" and finally a piece of white cardstock is cut at 3 1/2" x 4 3/4".

I also used the corresponding ink colors. I first stamped the long watercolor strip in Sea Glass and the two top smaller stripe bundles. I also stamped on smaller stripe bundle on the inside of the card. I then filled in the spaces with the same stamps but the Slate grey ink.

The phrases are stamped in black ink to the front and inside of the card. Assembling is really simple. Adhere Sea Glass cardstock in the center of the cardbase. Now adhere the Slate cardstock in the center of the Sea Glass one and finally ad the white cardstock with your stamped images in the center of the grey one.

The butterfly was punched out of some silver glitter paper and is added with some silver metallic thread and glue dots to the card.