Saturday, April 19, 2014
 
 
 
Hi everyone,
 
Here's my latest card using the gorgeous April kit.


And this is how it came together:


For my base card, I cut a piece of cream colored cardstock, 8.1/4 x 11.3/4, and folded it double.


For my first layer, I cut a piece of PP at 5.3/4 by, a little under 8.1/4 Distressed the edges and glued it to my base card.


For my second layer, I cut a piece of PP at 7.5 x 5.5 and then gave the top a little shape. (I had to do mine in 2 parts, because of working with my left-overs) Distressed the edges, but didn't glue it down yet.


The next layer was cut at 5 x 6 I distressed the edges and glued it to the blue lacey paper.


Then I cut this strip, which measures 1.1/8 x 12 PLUS that little barcode end.


Folded the strip around the 2 layers (the blue and the white) and at this point I only glued the
2 ends together. On the right side, I pressed it down to get a nice folding line, then flipped it over, and secured on the backside of the blue paper, with a drop of glue.


Then on the front, I added a drop of glue, under the strip, where the red mark is.


Then for a fun detail, I cut a strip of paper at 4 x 1.3/4 and I used a border punch at 1 end.


I cut 1 little part off, this is going to be a tag for my sentiment.


I slided this punched paper under the paper strip


On the cross marked spot, I added glue


and glued it together. The seam was rolled back under the paper strip.


Then I took 4 of these sprigs


fold them double - cut the loops - and glued them in place


I cut a piece of tulle at 8 x 5.5 (you can use cheesecloth just as well)


ruffled it up and tied it together with some twine and glued it in place. I also glued a string of the blue bling, like in the picture.


Then from corrugated cardboard, I cut some petals and made a flower out of it.

*****TIP*****
For my corrugated cardboard: I used the box our kits comes in. Cut a 6x6 square out of it, sprayed it with water, let it sit for a few seconds, and then peeled off the top paper layer, and there you have your own corrugated cardboard.


I rounded the petals a little by rolling the edges between my fingers. Then from the gorgeous bling that came in our kit, I cut a (dice) figure 5 out to dress up the center of the flower. Using some hot glue, I glued my flower in place, just like this.


Filled the cap with a tiny flower.


I inked up the little tag


wrote my sentiment on it, and glued it in place.


Then for detail I added some ink and gesso to my flower and added(liquid) pearls in the center of the bling


and of course, some on the top of my card as well.


and I called it done! I hope you like it.
 
Wishing you all a Beautiful weekend!!!
 
 
 


2 comments:

Bev said...

fabulous card.Stunning and beautiful accents.. great tutorial

Peggy said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!!
I love the way that you've used the scraps and sprigs and your flower is fantastic!!!

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