Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Easter Wishes Card

Good Morning!

My good friend Kelly was here last night for a "cutting your paper" demonstration, so she can get moving when making her own cards.. :D (((Hi Kelly!))).

Anyway, we made this GORGEOUS vintage style card and I thought it would be good to share with you!

This card uses two stamp sets. One is from the current mini (good until the end of the month, nature walk, and the level 2 hostess set something to celebrate.

How about some measurements... After all this WAS a cutting class! (so to speak)

Base Layer: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded in half at 4 1/4". Kelly learned that if you score your paper first... THEN CUT, you get two bases from one sheet of regular computer sized paper.
Layer 2: 5 1/4" x 4" (note, this is just 1/4" smaller than the "base" layer. We ran this layer through the big shot using the Finial Press embossing folder (115963), and at the same time, embossed the flap part of our envelope. :D
Layer 3: 4 1/4" x 3 1/4"... Now, because this layer is 4 1/4", when we cut an 8 1/2" down the middle, we can get six pieces from one sheet of very vanilla!
Layer 4: 3x4" (gotta love that!) No waste! From a 12 x 12 sheet, you get 12 pieces of 3x4.
Layer 5: Very vanilla, 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Layer 6: We cut this based on the image we used to 3 1/4" x 2 1/4" (then made the matte for layer 5 a quarter inch larger).
Layer 7: The Easter Wishes Banner was made from the leftovers after cutting layer 2.. it's a 1/2" strip of vanilla. Save those scraps!!

  1. We stamped the flower image, with rose red and artichoke markers, then added a little pearlized accent ink on top of the pink flowers.. it's shimmery in real life, but you dont see it in the photo. Very subtle (page 195, 121084 Illuminate top coat).
  2. We assembled all the layers to down to the Layer 2. We used tombo multipurpose adhesive for most, we used snail adhesive for the ribbon and designer paper, and two of the layers use dimensionals.. then ran a piece of Artichoke Seam binding through (in between the layers with the dimensionals. We stuck the ribbon to the back of layer two, Then put that layer on the base layer... ***Placement tip... Notice how all the layers are centered at the top? If you trying to center something on purpose, it always works out best when three sides at the top are the same.. Then it looks "centered on purpose".. That's an old art school trick when mounting your artwork.. :D
  3. We cut another piece of artichoke ribbon and used the "bunny ears" method to tie it on.. So make two loops that look like ears and tie them together.. play with it and it will look good! I dont make AWESOME bows right away, I have to take a little time and work with it.. :D
  4. I added a little rose red ink with my marker to the paper banner to help it "pop"
  5. I used the tombo multipurpose adhesive to adhere the paper banner.. and we were done!
Wow! That was JUST like you were here in class!! Hopefully if you've been reluctant to get out your goodies and cut into them, you'll be ready to go now, like Kelly is!

Have an AWESOME Tuesday!
Rubbah hugs,
Selene Kempton


Erna said...

You Rock!! It's an amazing card!!!

Dale Morin said...

Such a beautiful card! I know I will case this one!

craftystamper said...

A beautiful card. It looks like a picture hanging on the wall. Amazing!!

Jennifer Perkins said...

your card is beautiful. :o)

Blogs said...

Selene - I've just been recently visiting your blog and must say you are VERY creative! Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

The stamp sets you use are familiar, but I have trouble remembering their names. Which one was used on this card?

Thanks again,

Pam Speidel said...

I appreciate all your time and effort in giving us such detailed cutting instructions. Your card is so beautiful!

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Kelly said...

It was very informative and always a good time with such a good instructor... Thank You Again Selene for all your time!

Patricia Gessner said...

Selene, this card is just beautiful!! I will have to try it. TFS

Kellie Paxton said...

Beautiful! Love your creativity!

- - Sheryl - - said...

wow - this card is gorgeous!!!

Butternutsage said...

oh my goodness Slene this is such a ME kind of card. I hope you won't mind if I make it for my Easter Cards for family this year...just love it!

Mere Deaux said...

Your card is beautiful!! Thank you so much for all the details to make it. Jan