Who said that scrapbooking papers with large patterns can’t be used on cards? Actually I’ve had a number of people tell me this but I think it can definitely be done. In this card I’ve used a patterned paper with large flowers as only a border for my card and I think it works well.
Here’s a closeup of the flower I made for the card. It’s so super quick and easy to make it’s crazy. Keep reading for the instructions.
To create this card I started with my base cardstock which I folded in half and then worked my way up. Here’s the step-by-step instructions:
1. Cut a piece of Watercolour Wonder patterned paper to fit the top of your folded card (making it a little smaller so you can see your base card underneath).
2. Cut a Watercolour Wonder Designer Notecard in half (these are actual notecards made of watercolour paper), and use this as your centrepiece.
3. Cut a piece of Gold Fancy Foil Vellum to the exact size of your Watercolour Wonder Notecard and attach that to the notecard using glue dots placed under some of the gold dots to hide the glue.
4. Adhere your centrepiece to a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock cut a little larger than your centerpiece. (yes, this is how I work – I don’t measure, I just cut cardstock a little smaller or bigger depending on how I’m layering).
5. Tie some Gold Bakers Twine twice around the bottom of the card.
6. Stamp your birthday greeting in Pistachio Pudding ink onto some scrap white cardstock and then put it through the Big Shot with an oval framelit which is a little larger than your greeting. If you wish, you can use Stampin’ Up!’s Wide Oval Punch for this instead. It’s a slightly different oval but will also work. Use the brush end of the Pistachio Pudding marker and run it around the edge of the die-cut oval to give it a nice finish.
7. Die-cut another two ovals using Gold Foil cardstock and adhere them under your greeting – slightly to the top and bottom to give you a little bit of a border. Adhere this to your card as shown in the photo, using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
8. Now for the flower! Punch out 6 flowers using Stampin’ Up!’s Blossom Punch and Gold Foil Vellum. Wet the flowers (you can spritz them with a little water or as I did, put them under the tap with the water running gently). Scrunch up each flower, open it up then leave to dry (this doesn’t take long).
9. After the flowers have dried you can add some glitter to them if you like. I’ve tried this in three ways: To do this neatly, you can either draw a fine line around each flower with some Crystal Effects then dip the flowers into the glitter. Or to save time, and if you’re not wanting a precise finish, you can do what I did which is to assemble your flower first by placing each piece on top of each other, piercing a hole in the middle and inserting the brad then dip the edges of the flower into a pool of Crystal Effects (moving the flower around to get all the different areas), then dip it into the glitter. Alternatively you can run a little glitter glue (Dazzling Details) around the edges of the flower. I prefer to use a little glue then dip into the glitter to get more of a fine glitter look.
10. Once your flower is done and the glue/glitter has dried, you can attach it to the front of your card using Sticky Strip (Crystal Effects would also work as it is a glue). Layer your whole centrepiece onto the base card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
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And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:
Rubber Stamps: Bring On The Cake (Clearmount: 121958) (Woodmount: 128490).
Inkpads/Markers: Pistachio Pudding inkpad (131177), Pistachio Pudding marker (131260)
Cardstock & Paper: Whisper White (106549), Watercolour Wonder Notecards (133362), Watercolour Wonder patterned paper (132994), Gold Foil Vellum (133363), Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock (131303), Pistachio Pudding cardstock (131299)
Tools: Blossom Punch (125603), Big Shot (113439), Ovals Collection (129381), Magnetic Plate (130658) for the Big Shot is optional but super handy when using Framelits. Paper piercer (126189)
Accessories: Gold Baker’s Twine (132975), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023), Antique Brad (117273)
Adhesives: SNAIL, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, Crystal Effects
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