Monday, June 02, 2014

Stippled Blossom Birthday Card {Photo Tutorial}

Good Morning Dear Reader, today i thought that i would share some thing a little different for me a photo tutorial of the card that i shared yesterday. Now this is a picture heavy post, so grab a cup of your favourite drink and settle in. 
stippled blossom birthday tutorial
stipped blossom tutorial step 1
So to start you will need a card base that has been layered with a card stock layer and a layer of DSP.  I used a Baked Brown Sugar card base, a So Saffron layer and Baked Brown Sugar DSP from the in colour paper stack.
stippled blossom tutorial step 2
Then on Whisper White card stock stamp your flowers and leaves and ‘fussy cut’ them out.
I used So Saffron For the large roses and Crushed Curry for the smaller flowers and Pear Pizzazz for the leaves.  To create the tones i ‘stamped off’ before stamping the first layer.  Stamping off is when you ink the stamp and stamp some of that ink off on a spare bit of paper before stamping on your cards stock.  For the second layer i just stamped straight on to the first layer after inking.  This meant that i didn’t have to worry about matching colours for the details.
stippled blosssom tutorial step 3
Stamp the greeting on a banner piece and roll one end and swallow tail the other.
My strip was 1.5cm and was 4inchs long {i know mixed units but it works for me lol} I stamped the greeting in Baked Brown Sugar.
stippled blosssom tutorial step 4
Adhere the larger leaves to one of the roses.
I used snail adhesive.
stippled blossom tutorial step 5
Then adhere the greeting banner to the roses and leaves with the top leaves over lapping slightly.
stippled blosssom tutorial ready to assemble
Now we are ready to assemble.
This is how i make all my cards i always get everything ready first then all i have to do i stick them together.
stippled blosssom tutorial step 6
stippled blosssom tutorial step 7
By adhering the first rose flat and the next rose on 3D foam means that you get some dimension on the card.
stippled blosssom tutorial step 8
stippled blosssom tutorial step 9
stippled blossom tutorial finished!
And that’s the card finished…..all ready to send.
I hope that my tutorial was clear as it was my first i would appreciate any feed back that you have.
Until next time
Charlie. x