Primarily Primary: Nola’s View
Finished Size: 5.5" x 4.25"
Everything Eleanor and from the heart (Stampin' Up!)
Ink & Markers:
Rose Red, Marina Mist and Crushed Curry (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock-Bashful Blue, Wisper White, Pattern-Cutie Pie (Stampin' Up!)
Scallop Trim Border, Scalloped Oval punches (EK Success)
Framelit Labels Dies (Sizzix)
Big Shot (Sizzix)
I find that whenever I sit down to make just one card, I usually end up making two. Mainly its because since my cards are almost always 5.5" x 4.25" it takes a half a sheet of cardstock to make just one. Why not make two and use up the whole sheet!? I also like to lay out most of my pieces onto the card so I can get an idea of how it looks before I glue everything down.
Directions for both cards:
- Punch the borders of the cardstock and pattern papers as desired.
- Glue them to the pattern paper, then glue that to the top of your cards.
- Run pattern paper through the Big Shot with the Framelit Label and glue to the pattern papers.
- Run scrap of white and blue pattern through the Big Shot with a smaller frame die from the Framelit Labels.
- Stamp both with the swirls from Everything Eleanor set with Marina Mist.
- Using the biggest flower stamp, stamp it with Marina Mist and apply it a scrap of white cardstock, cut out some of it to create a mask.
- With your markers and the largest stamp, color directly onto the stamp with them. Use your breath in a "HAAAAAAA" fashion to keep it moist and stamp on on the paper. Do this again on the other die paper.
- Take the mask and put it over the stamped area and then color the second largest flower with the markers as desired. Stamp on over the mask area so that some of the stamp goes on the focal point too.
- Do this one more time with the smallest flower but instead of the markers this time I just used Marina Mist.
- Take the Crushed Curry marker and scruff it along the edge of the White framelit paper. This makes it stand out more.
- Apply Dimensionals to the back of the framelit. I did this one one but not both. Or apply them to the back of the oval sentiment.
- Take off the backings of the Dimensions and and turn them over and press them gently where you want them to go on your cards.
And, now your cards are done. Another reason I like to make two cards at a time is if one does not turn out so well, the other usually does!
We'd love to see you try your hand at masking a project. If you do, please leave a comment with the photo or link as to where we can all find it.
Until next time...Stamp, Create, Play . . . Everyday!