Thursday, February 10, 2011

Embossed Butterfly

Mauve 8 1/2" X 11"  cut to measure 4 1/4" X 11"  (scored and folded at 2 3/4" and 8 1/4")
Cream 3 1/4" X 3 1/4"Deep Purple  2 1/2" X 2 1/2"

Martha Steward's Around the Corner Scalloped Punch set         
Versa Embossing stamp pad
Marthra Steward Butterfly stamp set
Black Embossing Powder and Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
Small round brush 
Finishing accents - Rhinestones
Ranger Crystal Stickles (Glitter Glue)
1.Fold both ends of scored Mauve Cardstock toward center of 4 1/4 X 11 strip to form a tri-fold
2.Punch the corners of cream cardstock using the scalloped corner punch complete the scalloped frame using the border scalloped punch.
3.Stamp several butterflies onto deep Purple cardstock, emboss with black embossing powder and heat set with tool. Using a fine round brush dipped in bleach, paint bleach inside the embossed butterflies.  (As the bleach dries the cardstock will fade to near colorless.)  Embellish butterflies with rhinestones or stickles
4. Adhere deep purple embossed design to the cream scalloped frame using double sided tape. Adhere this to the left folded side of the Mauve cardstock.
5.  You can stamp a greeting, add a bow or leave the right folded side plain. (Use your creativity)
Stamp or write a greeting inside the card.  I usually insert a greeting printed or written on white computer paper and adhered to cardstock with double sided tape.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mother's Day Card

White card base- 4 1/4" X 11", scored at 5 1/2" and folded in half
(score a line at 3 1/2 inches and 4 1/2) inches
Purple - 2 1/2" X 3 1/4"
White pane- 2 1/2" X 3 1/4"
Purple patterned ribbon - 12"            

Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder
Stamp Set-Studio g  and #50769 More Borders  by Stephanie Barnard
Card Stock- Violet and White
Ink- Memories Violet
Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Ovals small, Classic Scalloped Ovals small , adhesive,Pink self adhesive Pearls small and Medium

1. Card:   Using a Score Pal and scoring bone (or ink free pen and ruler) score card front from the top of the card at 3 1/2 and 4 1/2.
2. Using a Cuttlebug die cut/embossing machine and the Swiss Dot embossing folder -emboss the top of the card leaving a 1 inch (non-embossed space for butterfly border stamp).  From the bottom of the card (front) emboss the bottom end of the card with the Swiss Dot folder.  Gives a video example of this embossing technique.
3. Oval Frame:   Using small scalloped oval  nestabilities die cut  purple scalloped background. Do the same for the non-scalloped oval.
4. Using the Violet ink pad and appropriate stamps - Stamp the butterfly border on the Card Front and the Mother's Day greeting on the non-scalloped oval.  Adhere the ovals together using double sided tape,  adhere completed ovals to the card front using double sided foam pop dots.
5. Bow:  after forming a bow, adhere bow above the oval frame with Beacon's glue

Comment:  I use my computer and printer to type a greeting on colored or white paper, cut the size of the paper (insert) to fit  inside the card  adhering it to the card  with double sided tape.
The ink in your printer is acid free and can also be used for scrapbook journals.
Please send any photos of your finished card with your creative design and greeting.


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