There are only a few days left of Sale-a-Bration so I thought I’d better ink up my Little Ladybug stamp set at least once before it’s gone. I stamped the flower on Pear Pizzazz and die cut it. I then stamped on So Saffron using So Saffron and then using Crushed Curry dabbed on the center using a sponge dauber. I die cut the flower and place it over the Pear Pizzazz one. The ladybug was a challenge for me. I’m very critical of my coloring skills and I didn’t like how it looked using the blends or the watercolor pencils, so I stamped on Real Red and Smoky Slate and cut them out to layer on the one I colored.
Last week one of my Stampin’ Up! leaders (Rachel Tessman) had a Zoom meeting. She’s been doing them monthly for a little while now and with the social distancing there are even more attending. She sent us make & take supplies to make a couple of cards and these are what I made.
Last summer Susan Campfield showed us how to make this Triangle Trifold Twist card and I just made one. I colored the inside bird using the Balmy Blue and Pumpkin Pie watercolor pencils and a blender pen. I also sprayed it with my Frost White Shimmer Paint mixed with rubbing alcohol in a mister to try to match the specialty paper.
You need two pieces of cardstock that are 4″ x 10 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″. On the smaller section, measure 4″ in and make a mark. Score from that mark to the corner. You do this on both pieces then you adhere the 5 1/2″ pieces together like below making sure the front triangles come together. I would recommend liquid glue to allow some wiggle room.
I follow Sam at Mixed Up Craft and she did a Beautiful Double Concertina Inter-Lock Card. I made a version of this that is 4″ x 5 1/2″ so it can fit into an A2 envelope. I also added a couple extra score lines so you can see the squares on the inside.
|Rocco Rose Cardstock||5 ½” x 8”; scored at 4” |
5 ½” x 8 ½”; scored at ½”, 4”
3” X 12”; scored at ½”, 2”, 5”, 6”, 7”, 10”, 11 ½”
The Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper and Very Vanilla cardstock are cut 1/8″ smaller than the scored section. The 8″ piece of Rocco Rose is the left section and the extra ½” from the right side is glued on the backside.
I used the third from smallest of the bigger rectangles to make the openings.
I used my ruler to center it on the panel like I did the first one.
I meant to use this bundle next month but apparently I was too excited to use it. 🙂 This was the second card we made at my last Cookies & Cards class. I wanted to use it to make a scene and I used the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper as the water in the background.
|Bermuda Bay||5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼|
|Crumb Cake||2” x 2”, 3” x 3”|
|Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (DSP)||4” x 5 ¼”|
- Using the Stamparatus and Bermuda Bay ink, stamp the Crackle background on the front of the cardbase. I positioned it ¼” from the top and side.
- Using Early Espresso, stamp the dock on the 3” x 3” piece of Crumb Cake. Color the bird with the chalk marker. Die cut.
- Using Pretty Peacock, stamp the sentiment on the 2” x 2” piece of Crumb Cake. Die Cut.
- Die cut the DSP with the stitched rectangle.
- Adhere DSP to cardbase. Add dock and sentiment using dimensionals.
- Cut a piece of ribbon to about 2 ½”, fold in half and push under the sentiment. Tie a bow in the twine and adhere using a glue dot.
This is the last project in my From My Heart series. I showed how to make this card at Demos Galore and we made it at my last Cookies & Cards class. I punched the heart out of the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series paper and I like how it is on the inside and outside.
|Whisper White Thick Cardstock||4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½” (cardbase); 2 ½” x ¾”|
|Whisper White Cardstock||4” x 7 3/8”; score at ½”, 2”, flip, 3 ½”|
|Flirty Flamingo||4 ¼” x 5 ½”|
|From the Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP)||1” x 5 ½”, heart|
- Attach the 1” strip of DSP to the Flirty Flamingo cardstock and emboss. Cut to 4” x 5 ¼”.
- Attach Flirty Flamingo embossed panel to front of cardbase. Insert the bottom of the cardbase all the way into the upside-down Scalloped Heart punch so that it is lined up with the fold line along the left side of the punch. Gently turn over and place on table to punch.
- Attach the large section of the Whisper White piece on the non-punched side inside cardbase with a small border. Use liquid glue on small section and attach above and below hear punch out.
- Punch out heart from DSP. Attach the left side of the heart only to inside piece of whisper white through the heart hole.
- Add ribbon with tear & tape.
- Use the Banner Triple Punch on the piece of Thick Whisper White and stamp sentiment in Real Red ink. Attach to cardbase using dimensionals.
- Using liquid glue, add facet gems to the front of the card.
This card was inspired by Amusing Michelle. She made a flower out of hearts and I thought it was fabulous.