I think I’ve only used my gilded leafing once before this time. It’s really shiny but gets everywhere, kind of like glitter, so be prepared. When you first open the container of leafing, make sure you have a bigger container to hold it because it’s not going back in the tiny container. 🙂
I cut a piece of basic white cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored it at 4 1/4″.
I used the background die from the Two-Tone Flora die set and die cut one side of the cardstock. This die requires a few passes through the machine to get all of the intricate pieces cut.
Next I cut a piece of adhesive sheet to put on the inside on the side I didn’t die cut, removed the backing paper, then I closed along the scored line.
So now I have a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel and adhesive in all of the openings of the die cut. I put this on a scrap piece of paper and start rubbing the gilded leafing all over it with my fingers. I also pulled out an old stencil brush to get it into all the tiny holes.
I cut the panel to be more like 4 1/8″ x 5 1/2″ to center the die cut and put it on a piece of 4 1/4″ x ~5 3/4″ Cherry Cobbler cardbase. (I put the piece on the cardbase and cut the bottom to have a more even border.
For the sentiment, I stamped using Versamark ink, sprinkled some Heat & Stick powder on it, used my heat tool to activate the stickyness, then rubbed the gilded leafing over it with my finger. This way the golds match.
Today I’m playing with a sketch from the BYSH Cardmakers blog, the intention of the challenges is Christmas cards but I’m not doing that today. I really hope that Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent are included in the upcoming Stampin’ Up! color refresh because I’m going to miss them otherwise.
I’m pushing myself to use the Fancy Flora patterned paper. The patterns on this paper are more random and unstructured than I would normally chose but I really love some of the color combinations. You can’t see it in the photos, but the detailed butterfly is covered with Wink of Stella.
Supplies: Stamp Sets – Blessings of Home Die Cutting & Embossing – Brilliant Wings, & Stylish Shapes dies; Painted Texture 3D embossing folder Ink – Evening Evergreen stamp pad Paper – Fancy Flora 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper; Basic White Thick, Calypso Coral, Evening Evergreen, Petal Pink, Soft Succulent, & Vellum cardstock Accents & Embellishments – Brushed Brass Butterflies Coloring Tools – Clear Wink of Stella Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, liquid glue
I pulled out a sheet of my new Enjoy the Journey paper pack and made these various cards from it.
I started by cutting my paper into six different card fronts. The rectangles are 4″ x 5 1/4″.
My first card is just stamps, ink, and paper. I let the pretty paper do all the work for me.
For the second set of cards, I added clouds, trees, and what is supposed to be stars but they are looking more like snow. 🙂 I also added heat embossing for the sentiments and stars.
For my final cards, I die cut the sentiment label, punch a hole in each side, and threaded some linen thread through. To add support for the linen thread, I glued the patterned paper to a piece of thick white cardstock.
Supplies: Stamp Sets – Art Gallery, Beauty of Friendship, Friends are like Seashells, Mountain Air, Shaded Summer Die Cutting & Embossing – Majestic Mountain, & Something Fancy dies Ink – Coastal Cabana, Garden Green, Smoky Slate, Starry Sky, & Versamark stamp pads Paper –Basic White, Basic White Thick, Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, & Starry Sky cardstock; Enjoy the Journey 12″x12″ Designer Series Paper Accents & Embellishments – Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels, linen thread Coloring Tools – White embossing powder Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick, Heat tool, Paper Snips Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue
Kristie designed this card for our class last Saturday, or a least a similar card because I went off in my own direction. 🙂
The middle panel’s patterned paper is 2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ and backed by a piece of Mango Melody cardstock to give it more support for the ribbon to wrap around. On top of that patterned paper is a 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of vellum that lead to me taking a detour on the design.
Kristie’s card had the owl up higher and the sentiment below but since I added my owl piece to the vellum before adding it to the patterned paper, I centered it (because that’s what I do). I didn’t realized I’d done that until I tried adding the sentiment, so I moved it. 🙂
Supplies: Stamp Sets – Adorable Owls (Sale-a-bration) Die Cutting & Embossing – Stitched With Whimsy dies Punches – Double Oval punch Ink – Balmy Blue & Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pads Paper – Dandy Designs 12″x12″ Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration); Balmy Blue, Basic White, Basic White Thick, & Mango Melody cardstock Accents & Embellishments – Balmy Blue Double-Stitched Ribbon Coloring Tools – Crumb Cake, Balmy Blue, & Mango Melody (no longer available) Stampin’ Blends Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Paper Snips Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue
I chose this card to make at my last class because it reminded me of a simpler version of the Pop-Out Window card I’d just made combined with a bookbinding card. My inspiration for this card came from Jennifer McGuire(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Akr1k6zHn0o). UPDATED to add video.
Starry Sky cardstock
4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, flip, 6 ¾”
Basic White cardstock
4” x 4”
Sun Prints DSP
4” x 4”
Basic White Thick cardstock
2 ½” x 2 ½”
Fold the Starry Sky cardbase in half, attach the piece of DSP to the front square.
Add the piece of basic white cardstock on the inside of the cardbase along the right side keeping an even margin on the three sides.
Line up the hexagon shape die tips with the front fold line, send through the die cutting machine. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE CARDBASE OPEN.
Stamp your sentiment on the piece of basic white thick cardstock and die cut using the same hexagon die used on the cardbase.
Wrap the ribbon around the front left portion of the cardbase next to the hexagon cutout trying to keep it hidden. Tie a bow next to the opening. Use a glue dot to keep the bow in place.
Glue down the left portion of the cardbase up to the score line.
Glue down the hexagon die cut sentiment in the opening of the cardbase.
Scatter a few Iridescent gems around on the front of the card.
Supplies: Stamp Sets – Eden’s Garden Die Cutting & Embossing – Beautiful Shapes dies Ink – Starry Sky stamp pad Paper – Basic White, Basic White Thick, & Starry Sky cardstock; Sun Prints 12”x12” Designer Series Paper Accents & Embellishments – Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Whisper White Crinkle Seam Binding ribbon Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick, Paper Snips Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, liquid glue, mini glue dots
You may recognize this circle leftover from my last card, I decided to use it for an anniversary card I forgot to send.
The cardbase is 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ so there is an inch missing from the left and the inside is revealed. The patterned paper on the front is 3″ x 5 1/2″ and the inside is 1″ x 5 1/4″ that I layered on a piece of 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of white cardstock. (Hmm, this could be a good layout to use up 6″x6″ patterned paper.)
Supplies: Stamp Sets – Graceful Tiles Die Cutting & Embossing – Framed Florets, Flowers of Home, Stitched Rectangle, & Stylish Shapes dies Ink – Versamark stamp pad Paper – Happy Forest Friends 12″x12″ Designer Series Paper; Basic White, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, & Soft Suede cardstock Accents & Embellishments – Opaque Adhesive-Backed Gems Coloring Tools – white embossing powder Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick, Heat tool Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue
This month the Technique Squad Blog Hop theme is Pop-Out Window Card (also known as a Lever Card). I made this card once before a few years ago (check it out here) and demonstrated it at an event known as Demos Galore. That card was an offset window and I started my process using my instructions for it. My process resulted in a few different versions and I’m going to show you all of them.
The first card I’m going to show you is actually the last card I made. I wanted to create a video and this one seems the easiest to do that with and it was the one where I laneded on the inside panel dimensions I liked best. The inside is a piece of 5 1/4″ x 6 3/4″ cardstock, scored at 1/2″, 2 5/8″, & 4 3/4″.
The Sea Turtle card is actually the first one I created using the specific directions from my previously mentioned card. Since I no longer have the paper for that card and pretty much everything else I used on that card is retired, I made it using the Sea Turtle stamp set.
I didn’t get my hearts lined up exactly right, so I thought I would use one of the Something Fancy dies and the Two-Tone Flora to make another version. I may have gone overboard with the flowers on the inside. 🙂
For my last “practice” card, I used the inside dimensions from a Jennifer McGuire video but added the 1/2″ on the left for attaching the inside panel. This inside panel is 5 1/4″ x 6 3/8″ scored at 1/2″, 1 1/2″, & 4 1/2″. I wasn’t thrilled that the inside couldn’t lay flat which is how I came up with the inside of the first card I showed.