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Spring Card for the Discoverer

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SpringFlowers Card
Stephan
ie Loomis, Artistic Guide

 Finished card size: A2 (5.5" x 4.25")

Supplies:
Stamps:         
Paisley (Stamp Francisco)
Paper:                       
Green and pink cardstock (unknown)
A2 note card  
Ink:                
Memento: New Sprout (Tsukineko)
Blending Blox: Shades of Sunrise (Marvy)
Other:
Paper crimper
Die cut or punch of stems/leaves (I use my Silhouette by QuicKutz)
Matte accents dimensional medium (Ranger)
Dragonfly ribbon (Michael's Stores, Inc)
Grid-Fine Mesh (Pergamano)
Perforating Mat (Pergamano)
Perforating tools: arrow and needle (Pergamano)
Galaxy marker: Milky Way White (American Crafts)
Adhesive of choice (I use the Scotch ATG 700)
Fabric flowers (I buy bunches from the crafts stores and then pull off the blossoms as I need flowers.)
Sprinkles brads: Scrap in the City (Queen and Company)

Directions:

  1. Cut stems and leaves from the green cardstock. Cut the word "spring" as well. (I used my Silhouette, but any die cut of leaves and stems or even a hand cut version will work well.)
  2. Run pink cardstock through paper crimper. Turn 90 degrees and run through again to create a "waffle" texture. Trim to 5.5" x 4.25".  
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  4. Place stems and leaves between perforating mat and fine mesh grid. Use the arrow tool to pierce the center vein of each leaf. Use the needle tool to pierce the secondary veins.
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  6. Brush New Sprout ink over the perforations to add depth and dimension. 
  7. Place stems/leaves on pink waffle-textured paper. Glue in place with Matte Accents.
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  9. Cut a 6.5" length of dragonfly ribbon. Use Matte Accents to glue "spring" to the ribbon.* Add interest to the letters by coloring with the white Galaxy marker. 
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  11. Use adhesive to attach ribbon to bottom of pink waffle-textured paper. 
  12. Stamp the flowers using the Sunrise inks and the paisley stamp. 
  13. Add brads to flower centers and attach to the pink waffle-textured paper (use the brads to go through the flowers and the paper.) 
  14. Attach a flower to the inside top of the note card with a brad. (Little surprises are nice!)
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  16. Add green brads to the four corners of the pink paper assemblage. Do not use the brads to attach the pink assemblage to the note card, as the back side of the brads showing on the inside of the card just isn't attractive.
  17. Attach the pink floral assemblage to the note card with the adhesive of your choice. 
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  19.  Sign your art!

 *Tip for gluing small items like letters: Use a bit of repositionable tape (Scotch) to hold small items in place.  Lay the letters out in order face up. Place the tape gently over the top.  Flip tape and attached letters over. Apply glue. Flip back over and place where desired on card or ribbon or page. Burnish the letters gently and then remove the tape. Voila!


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1 Responses »

  1. I really like this art and the detail you put into the explanation of how to duplicate it. Thanks so much for the great inspiration. Have a great week.