Monday, 9 July 2012

Twitterpated love

So my first order arrived last week and after unpacking it, sorting and despatching to my happy customers, i finally got to play. I have been working on a project that i am hoping will be a class soon. Its not quite finished but i will give you a sneak peak.

I had lots of twitterpated paper scraps left over so i made a quick card. And as usual i took way to many photo's so have decided to turn it into a tutorial for you. So here goes, how to make this card.


125406: Twitterpated designer series paper
121685: Crumb cake A4 card stock
119669: Classic stampin pad, Cherry cobbler
122331: Seam binding ribbon, baja breeze
125575: Bakers twine, Island indigo
122334: Simply Scored scoring tool
122497: Petite Pairs Stamps
121994: Build a blossom Stamps
117273: Antique Brads
106549: Whisper white card stock

Begin by making a square card from the A4 Crumb cake card stock. Take the simply scored tool and score lines all around the outside of the card. Set aside for later.

Next take your selection of twitterpated scraps and trim into various sizes. Arrange into a pattern you are happy with. Glue them together or down onto a piece of scrap card stock. Once dried, trim the panel so its slightly smaller than the card and fits inside the scored edges. Use a ruler and journal pen and draw lines into the panel, to add depth. Stick to the card once done.
Next take a piece of whisper white CS and begin to stamp your blossoms. Pick one of the smaller petals. Ink it up and stamp the image twice. This way you will get a darker and lighter version. Take the corresponding detailed stamp, ink up and stamp onto the lighter petal. Repeat until you have 10 detailed petals and 5 solid dark petals. Punch them out using the matching punch or hand trim like me if not!

Punch out a couple of small circles from scrap CS and glue the petals onto the circle.

Once dry, its time to make a 3d flower. On the solid flower, make a cut and over lap two petals. Glue with a hot glue gun to secure. Repeat with the next petal, only this time take out one whole petal. Repeat with the last flower, but take out two petals. Glue together and add a brad to finish.

Next take some seam binding ribbon and bakers twine and wrap around the card and tie in a bow. Add the 3d flower. Stamp a sentiment and hang from the bakers twine to finish.




Beckie said...

That is such a brilliant idea of how to use some of the scraps we so often have left as crafters. Inspired thank you. Xxx

Maggie said...

Beautiful projects Sarah - and great instructions for the 3d flower.

Alison xx said...

Beautiful projects. The flower is beautiful TFS. A xx