My apologies for not posting – lots on and no time. However, I have a great card to share with you today.
Card: Whisper White – A5 for card base and a piece 7cm x 8cm for the snowy hill
Bashful Blue – 8cm x 11.2cm
Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip – use some of your scarps
Snow Swirled stamp set
Ink – Certainly Celery
Textured Impressions Folders – Petals a Plenty and Framed Tulips
Punch – Cup Cake
Ribbon: 5/8″ Whisper White Satin and a small length of White DMC embroidery floss
Adhesive – Snail and 2 way glue pen
Other – clear button; rhinestones; Dazzling Diamonds glitter; Frost White Shimmer Paint; Rubbing alcohol; sponge dauber; Big Shot, crimper
Place the front of your card into the Framed Tulips Textured impressions folder and through your Big Shot. Try and centre the width of the card before embossing.
You can see at the bottom of the card there is more space than around the other edges, so just trim a bit off to give even space around all edges.
Take your piece of Bashful Blue (8×11.2cm) and run it through the Big Shot with the Petals a Plenty folder.
Mix up a solution of frost White Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol and spritz the piece of embossed Bashful Blue. (I use about 30ml of rubbing alcohol and 15 drops of shimmer paint – mix well and use in a well ventilated area). Allow to dry.
Take your Whisper White (7 x 8cm) and rip it on the diagonal as this will form your ‘snowy’ hill. (I rip towards myself so you get a ‘fury’ type edge with the fibres of the card exposed). Dampen the ripped edge and your fingers and roll the ripped edge towards you – this just gives a bit more texture and interest to the card. (You can see in the next photo the effect)
Adhere this to your Bashful Blue card. Cut a length (about 11cm) of Satin Ribbon (just place a bit of snail on the ends of the ribbon) and adhere to the back of the Bashful Blue card. See photo below.
Now make the tree trunk by punching out just the case from the Cup Cake punch. I usually just use a strip of scrap – you need it just longer than the punch so you have a bit of a handle to hang onto for placement of the card for punching.
Now place the punched piece into your crimper and crip across the width so the crimp lines are vertical. Adhere to card with the scalloped edge on top. Make sure you leave a little bit of space near the scalloped edge so you can slide the tree under it.
To make the tree, use the Certainly Celery card and ink to stamp the image. You can cut it out now or wait until you have embellished it. I cut it out last but noticed I lost some glitter doing it that way. Use the 2 way glue pen and trace on the dotted swirls on the tree – you need to work quickly so the glue doesn’t have time to dry before sprinkling on the glitter). Sprinkle the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter over the tree and remove excess. Place rhinestones in the centre of each ‘flower’.
Using a sponge dauber load it with Frost White shimmer paint and ‘ink’ up a snow flake and stamp randomly on the white hill and tree trunk too if you like.
Aghere the tree to the card.
To finish off the bow, you need to do the following:
Use the embroidery floss and tie it around the ribbon which will scrunch the ribbon up a bit and make it look like you have actually tied a bow – see below. Do not trim the floss yet.
Using another piece of the 5/8″ Whisper White satin ribbon tie a bow and use a mini glue dot or mono glue to adhere over the floss. Now bring the floss up and tie a knot in the centre of the bow. Do not cut the floss yet.
Thread the ends of the floss through your button and tie a knot. Now you can trim the floss to the desired length.
So that’s the front finished. For the inside of the card I used some more Whisper White card – I trimmed one to 8cm x 11.2cm and stamped just a portion of the tree in Certainly Celery and adhered it to the left side of the card insides. On the right hand side I trimmed the card so there was a nice neat ‘white’ border evenly around the edges. I used a sponge dauber and Certainly Celery ink and ink distressed the edges of the card and stamped the sentiment in the centre (I used the Stamp-a-majig to help me place the sentiment where I wanted it. It also helped me get it straight 🙂
If you would like to make this card yourself, please contact me to purchase the products or to book a workshop or to find out when I’m doing this card at one of my workshops.
That’s it for this tutorial.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a comment. Pop back soon as I have 2 more cards to share this week and of course there’s Friday Focus.
Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …