It’s Technique Tuesday! I hear from many of you while you craft say that it’s not perfect. Well…it’s handmade. 🙂 One of my crafters would say “better done than perfect” (miss you Fran since you moved away).
My point is if you can’t do it straight then don’t. Make crafting work for you, not the other way around. If you don’t like bows then do knots instead. There is always another option.
It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I want to talk to you about securing small parts with a base.
For this new In Color card you need a Thick White card base, a Seaside Spray card stock mat, a scrap of white card stock, the 6×6 in color pack, a piece of the new colored vellum from Perennial Essence 12×12 Vellum, and a Gold Faceted Gem.
Take your scrap of white card stock and glue the in color pieces to it. This way if you don’t line up perfectly you are only peeling off a scrap and not the mat or card base.
The flower was stamped and punched out of the new Floral Essence Bundle. When gluing the flower together make sure to have the rough sides of the vellum facing each other so the glue dots will hold.
If you would like to create this card for FREE then let me know that you are coming on Saturday.
It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I am starting to talk about Father’s Day. There are some great sets with some truly meaningful sayings that are so appropriate for this occasion. So today’s card is created with A Good Man and Geared Up Garage.
It’s Technique Tuesday! Do you know how to attach a card to a gift bag? Take a piece of card stock at least an inch wider than the card. Then punch a narrow window so the card can hang. Make sure the card matches since it will be a large part of the decoration for the bag.
If you would like to create this project on Friday please drop by Desert Rebel.
All right…drum roll please…here is the tutorial you have been waiting for. It will be long but it will be worth it. At the end of it all you will be able to create a wreath card with a single stamp and a sentiment. Are you ready? Let’s go!
Cut a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock in half (5 1/2 x 8 1/2″) and score at 4 1/4″. This is your card base.
Cut a piece of Old Olive Cardstock to measure 5 x 3 3/4″.
Cut a piece of Merry Merlot Cardstock to measure 4 1/2 x 3 1/4″.
Cut a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock to measure 6 x 6″.
The Old Olive and Merry Merlot pieces are your mats. You can glue to your card base now if you like.
Take your 6 x 6 piece and the largest square die from the Layering Squares Framelits.
Cut out a square in the middle and then a diamond.
Now place your square inside the template (after writing save and an arrow up) on the base of the Stamparatus.
Place your stamp on the square where you want it to stamp. Press the hinged, clear plate on to the stamp to pull off the page. Ink your stamp with Old Olive and stamp.
Rotate your square either counter-clockwise or clockwise. Whichever way you decide you need to be consistent with.
Now place in the diamond template and rotate until all is filled.
Take your sentiment and stamp in Merry Merlot with the Stamparatus.
Place embellishments accordingly. The faceted gems were used here.
Sometimes the negative speaks louder than the positive. This is true in stamping also. In this case I took the smaller leaf from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies and created a background. Don’t be scared of the negative. Sometimes if the negative is used correctly it becomes a huge positive.