Saturday, February 21, 2015

Pacific Blue Floral

Hi, everyone! We are having a lovely snow right now, but sounds like it might get interesting. Luckily, I get to stay in and enjoy the beautiful scenery outside my window and do what I enjoy so much, crafting. I hope that you will be inspired to create, too.
This is the card I created, closed.

This is the card opened. I will write or stamp a sentiment in the white area later.
This is a close up of the inside panel.

Here is a hint for placement. (Notice the messy scratch paper while working on a project.) Position your pieces and once they are where you like them, take a picture. Then if you forget or are interrupted, you can look at the picture to fasten them down the way you wanted them.

Now on to the specifics of this project :)....

Cut a Whisper White at 4 1/4" x 11", scoring at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2". Do not fold these yet, as it is easier to decorate before folding.

From Pacific Point, cut two pieces at 1" x 4 3/8". Tape these down to each end. Punch out the butterflies with the Bitty Butterfly punch (129406). Lightly sponge Pacific Point around each butterfly and glue them to the 1" strips on each end. On the right side set, color some of the Basic Jewels Rhinestones (119246) with the dark Coastal Cabana Blendabilities Marker (131000) and place one on each butterfly. On the left side, place a single small Pearls Basic Jewels (119247).

From Pacific Point again, cut a 1 1/2" x 4 1/8" and a 4 1/8" x 4 1/8". Place the smaller one on the far left panel next to the butterfly strip and the larger one on the last panel, lined up with the fold, top and bottom. Color a strip and a half of the pearls and position them down the center, between the two strips of Pacific Point on the last panel.

With Whisper White, cut a 1 3/8" x4" and a 4" square. Emboss the smaller piece with the Delicate Designs Embossing Folder (127023) and the larger one with the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder (127751). NOTE: since Whisper White is a lighter weight cardstock, you may want to add a piece of wax paper in the folder with it, to prevent tearing. Use the Sticky Strip (104294) to attach these pieces to the left and right panels of Pacific Point. (these pieces are fragile after embossing, so take care in adding adhesive.) Color four small pearls and add them to the center points of the design in the small piece of embossing.

Now for the floral design.....Use the Stippled Blossoms stamp set (w-132076 or c-126747), stamp out two of the large flower designs with Pacific Point and three of the smaller flowers with Daffodil Delight. (REMEMBER: this is a two step stamp set, so ink the solid image and stamp off on to scrap paper first, then use the detail stamp fully inked on top to that image.) For the larger leaves use Old Olive and the smaller ones, use Always Artichoke. (I actually stamped off the Always Artichoke twice for the solid and once for the detail). With the Papillion Potpourri stamp set (w-132058 or c-123759), stamp out three of the butterflies in Pacific Point, then using a light touch, use the small Aqua Painter  (103954) to pull some of the color from the outline into the wings. Cut all the pieces out with the Paper Snips (103579). It is okay to leave a bit of white as you cut. It really isn't necessary to be precise when cutting these out.

Now position all these pieces til it is pleasing to you. Then attach them, using dimensionals (104430) on some of them to add to the appeal.

Stamp or write your sentiment(s) in the white space between the decorated panels and fold, using a Bone Folder (102300) to create a crisp fold, mountain fold on the first score and valley fold on the second score.

Remember, you can change out the colors and embellishments to please yourself or the recipient. Just have fun with it!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!!

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