Hi! You crafty people you, hope you're having a great day. I've been feeling migrainey & bummed lately, but happy to have crafting (and you all) to turn to. And now a little about the card (Hah! As if I could ever just say a little bit, Hey?) Actually, this is blabbery post two about this card, as promised...
I found SU's Three for You punch box set very intimidating at first, but I've been having so much fun with it now. (Gotta get my money's worth) ;0) I used it to make homemade flower stickers for this card.
1) Start with a sticker sheet. (You can get paper ones at any office supply store, but the one I used is a sticky linen sheet that you can put in the printer. Adds fun texture...It's by Close to my Heart and it's called StickStock (Linen)--for more ways to use it please see this post or this one.)
2) Treat the sheet if you'd like it coloured or stamped. (I used silver encore ink & a Zip Painty pen to get 2 tones of silver.)
3) Punch flowers out of your sheet
4) Alter as desired & use where you like
- ...added silver brads & silver details with a glitter pen
- ...stuck them on circle circles of vellum (punched with this 5/8 inch circle punch.) You have to press fairly hard on that punch but i love the size.)
- ...edged the vellum with the silver Zig Painty
- ...added the vellum circles to Naturals 3/4 inch circles (SU punch) which I had stamped with Wild Wasabi ink using the dotted stamp in the set (stamped the ink off once) I also distressed the edge of these with a certain celery marker
- ...mounted it all on Dimensionals for some pop:
...are both done on a homemade fun-foam paper-piecing pad. Instead of using a marker to make the stitches, I used a glue pen embossing. (Just drew them on with a glue pen, sprinkled white embossing powder & heated. The stitching lines acted as a guide for fringing the edge of the certain celery cardstock in a fine fringe (like grass.) :0)
- ...embossed "thinking of you" from the Three for You set in silver on vellum
- ...punched a keyhole tag out of silver cardstock
- ...stuck the vellum in behind
- ...adhered it on the back of the Certain Celery cardstock
I wanted to use that perty lined paper (SU's Notecard designer series paper) but I didn't have enough left for a regular envelope. Then I didn't have enough for even a belly-band-elope... so I used a piece of certain celery cardstock as the back and..
- ...Cut the triangle by measuring & marking each side at the same place (in pencil) and then marking the center. That let me use my design ruler to connect the dots.
- ...placed the triangle over my card to see where I wanted it to lay. Scored along the card edge underneath (just with my fingernail) & folded it.
- ...Cut the rest of the lined paper off &
- ...Did step 2 with the other flat side
- ...Cut a piece of Certain Celery cardstock the same size as my card
- ...Adhered the lined paper onto the Certain Celery c.s. (I left the lined paper showing at the back, 'cause I love that paper)
The closure is just 1 inch circles in Certain Celery with more of the Wild Wasabi stamped Naturals c.s. circles & 2 of the silver fabric stickers. The Dimensionals let the silver cord sit against them & that holds it together.
..is made using SU's corner rounder (Beate's fab tutorial here; great video by Julie [for circles] here) I added little gems, by:
- ...making the scallop edge
- ...punching holes where the corner punch leaves a little impressed dot
- ...filling those dots with crystal effects
- ...stickin' the wee gems on (got 'em discounted at Michael's)
P.S. For more on the faux grid technique used on this card and some paper piercing ticks please visit this post.
P.P.S. You nice peoples sometimes ask me how I find the time to do all this schtuff. Well, I have a sneaky trick to share (in case you might find it useful): I sometimes write several posts when I feel up to it, and then when I'm not feelin' so hot, I have something "new" to share. It also helps me squirrel away link lists for you... Hope you don't feel duped knowing that this isn't all written in "real time," heehee. ;0)
Thanks for popping by,