You can never have too many spare birthday cards in your stash for those emergency situations, so that is what I've chosen to create for my second DT project this month.
1/ Trim a piece of black cardstock 13.5cm x 23cm and fold in half.
2/ Die cut the largest Scallop Rectangle from Damask Delight paper and adhere to the front of the card with double sided tape.
3/ Create your flower embellishments:
a) Using the Roses nesting dies, cut 3 x the smallest and 3 x the second smallest shapes per flower you want to create.
b) Paint the edges with white gesso.
c) On the + and X axis of the roses cut halfway to the centre, making eight cuts per die-cut.
d) Spritz all the petals with water.
e) Layer your petals into a cluster and pierce through the centre. Thread a stamen through the hole and adhere at the back to keep the layers together.
f) Curl the individual petals around the stamen and leave to dry.
4/ Cut a 9.5cm x 3.5cm strip of black Core'dinations Cardstock with a blue core, cut into a banner shape. Emboss this with the Jo Jo embossing folder, making sure it comes through with the raised design on the black side. Take your sanding block and gently rub this over the cardstock to reveal the blue core in the embossed areas. Adhere to the left of the card.
5/ Cut a length of pink washi tape into a banner shape and adhere slightly overlapping the black banner.
6/ Stamp your sentiment on white cardstock and cut to size. Apply some Glitzin Glamour to one of the words for added sparkle. Ink the edges of the card. Apply Gemstones to corners.
7/ Mount the sentiment on double sided foam and adhere overlapping the two banners.
8/ Adhere the flowers over the top right corner of the sentiment.
One of my favorite things to do when scrapbooking is to make my own flowers, you'll always have co-ordinating blooms and it's a great way to use up those scraps.
I've created a tutorial created this layout using Jo Jo and Oriental Sunshade embossing folders from "Who, What, Wear", and dies from the Momento, and Secret Treasures collections
Cut blue paper 6.5 x 3.5 inch and emboss with Oriental Sunshade embossing folder. Cut pink paper 2.5 x 8.25 inch and emboss with JoJo embossing folder. Cut strip of paper 1.5 x 9.5 inch. After embossing my papers, I sanded the raised edges of the Oriental Sunshade design, and inked the Jo Jo embossing.
I cut a Cappuccino Ornamental Lace Die using the Quick Release paper which made it a breeze to get all the intricate pieces out.
I cut three Party Banners, and four Retro Flowers from Core'dinations cardstock and paper offcuts.
I inked the flowers and cut a notch into each end using Couture Creations Pointed Non-stick scissors.
Spritz the flowers with shimmery mist and scrunch, allow to dry and then open. Layer the petals and decorate with Glitz'n Glamour.
Makes a fabulous gift & it's really simple to create.
Here's how to re-create this divine project:
1. Apply gesso to back of canvas - I like it a bit 'raw and scratchy' looking, so I keep the timber visible.
2. Emboss the Core'dinations Cardstock with the Design Patterns Premium Embossing Folder. Sand it back to expose the core and enhance the pattern (I strongly recommend Core'dinations Cardstock, you'll get a far superior result when sanding).
3. Cut to size, and insert into canvas back, as shown.
4. Dribble yellow watercolour paint down the canvas, and leave standing upright to dry.
While waiting for the canvas to dry, fussy cut the dress form and measuring tape from the