Monday, July 5, 2010
My card today is made using two JustRite stamp sets: "Seeds of Kindness" and "Hope". I wanted my greeting to be in a square but the verse I wanted to use come in a set with round centers and borders. I first stamped the frame from the "Hope" set, then using the round clear stamping block, stamped the verse from the "Seeds of Kindness" set in the center of the stamped square. It is so neat that you can mix and match your stamp sets from JustRite. I also love that JustRite is coming out with clear blocks to make it easier to see right where you want to stamp. The image was trimmed using a paper trimmer and the corners punched with a corner rounder.
The design paper is from the Basic Grey "Sugared" paper pad. A white border was created using the Martha Stewart "Gothic Arches" punch and then embossing the rest of it with the Cuttlebug "Kassies Brocade" embossing folder. This design paper has roses in it so I decided to create some flowers using crepe paper and the dahlia Nestabilities. There is a tutorial below. Leaves from a Sizzix die were placed under the paper roses. A Martha Stewart punched butterfly was added to complete the card.
Below is a tutorial on how I made the crepe paper roses.
I used a roll of pink crepe paper streamers. Starting at one end measure the width of the die and then fold crepe paper over so you have 12 layers. Cut it off the roll.
This picture shows the stack of crepe paper after it has been run through the Cuttlebug. You can also see the cut out flowers once you discard the outer portion.
You need to separate each layer then stack so petals are staggered.
Use a paper piercer to create a hole in the center.
Put a colored brad through the hole to hold the flower together.
Starting with the very top layer, start pulling the petals up to shape into flower. Do this with each layer.
This is what the finished flower looks like.
All the products I used can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.