I've been missing & out of action lately, Sorry...I've been one huge walking migraine for a week or so. Ugh. Well here's a card to tide you over--Until I can stamp again. I may die if I don't, or at least suffer some kind of mental deficiency symptoms. Stampin' is my happy vitamin! :0) For this card, I wanted a new layout (You know me, so layout lazy!) This is inspired by the current Close to My Heart catalogue (on page 60) and I wanted to try a white on white kinda look.
To make it:
1....Stamp Doodle This flowers on Naturals White Cardstock in Versamark/White Craft ink & emboss with white e.p.
2....Paint flowers with a Mix of: River Rock ink, water, & Lumiere (You can add pearlex if you like, but Lumiere is nicve on its own too--that pearly sheen is subtle but pretty)
3...Dry with heat gun & cut out flowers. (Curl them with fingers--if desired)
4...Punch holes in 2 flowers & add center embellishment. I've used a rivet from Scrapbook Interiors. It just snaps right on
5...Make leaves (see bellow)
6...Cut card (6 inches square) & cut triangle pocket (from a second 6 inch square--Use the other half to cut the triangle mat for stamping) Cut remaining pieces for layers.
7...Add eyelets to triangle pocket (trace template for spacing OR mark placing with a pencil.)
8...Stamp on accent pieces (I've used Baroque motifs and River Rock ink.)
9) Create scallop along back of eyeleted triangle using a circle punch--(See this post for how)
10) Add the Twill tab to the slidey-out section (between layers)--& more eyelets too!
11) Stamp the layer for the back section of the card (I've used a piece of Naturals Ivory to contrast the Naturals White a little.)
12) Finally, adhere the works :0)
I've used three kinds of faux stitching on here--because I kept screwin' up using the guide so I lost my patience, lol:
I) On the scallop, freehand faux stitching with a white signo gel pen and
II) Using the S.U. piercing guide and paper piercer with black stitches and with white gel pen and finally
III) On the outer edge of the main card: using the perforating tool from the cutter kit with black ink (and the wheel guide to keep it straight)
A fourth way that I use is to just draw a pencil line or marker line and pierce by free hand. You can go over it with gel pen later if you like, or with glue pen to emboss it. I'm dyin' to try Tim Holtz's new designer ruler with a long piercing guide. Just have to find where they sell his stuff (though I'll be in trouble then!) Thanks to Alison for linking to Tim's great stuff! Kind of... lol ;0)
To make leaves super easily:
A) Draw (or stamp) a leaf shape on River Rock cardstock.
B) Fold it over & cut out two at once.
C) Moisten the leaf with water & crumple it in your hand.
D) While wet, flatten a little and pat with the River Rock stamp pad. Dry with heat gun.
E) Draw a pencil line down the center (or score a line.) Add faux stitching with a paper piercer. Marker over the line, if you like.
F) Adhere in center & fold it up a little.
Thanks for looking,
P.S. I made a template for brad placement if anyone is interested in using it, just let me know and I'll scan and send!
ETA P.S.S. Here's a Fab Circle punch Scalloped Edge video ( & other scallop techniques too!)