Saturday, April 19, 2014

April 2014 Stamping Technique - Quilted Background

A GREAT way to use your scraps! 
Using a square punch, punch out squares to assemble on your card.  Lay the squares out first before assembling your card.
So lets get started making this great technique that you are sure to
Card 1 – Whoo Hoo! Quilt Card
Stamp Sets:  Just Saying’, Mosaic Madness
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Pool Party
Paper:  Coastal Cabana 5 ½ x 8 ½, Sweet Sorbet DS Paper 4 x 5 ¼ & Quilt Squares
Accessories:  Natural Chevron Ribbon, Wood Bubbles Framelits (Occasions Catalog), Banners Framelits, Top Note Sizix Die, Mosaic Embossing Folder, 1 ¾” Square Punch

Card 2 – Cheer Up Quit Card

Stamp Sets:  Geometrical

Ink:  Basic Gray, Maurina Mist

Paper:  Maurina Mist 4 ¼ x 5 ½, Watercolor Wonder DS Paper Squares using Postage stamp punch

**4 Whole Square

**4 Squares Cut in Half

Accessories: Bright Candy Dots

The Fancy Fold Card for the Month was CASED from Creatin' with Kirsteen.  When I seen this card, I just fell in love with it!!  It is so much prettier in person and really not that hard to make.
Circle Frame Card Directions
·        Put your card base onto the score board and make a small score line – about ¼” size at the base size – so for this card at 3 ¾”. Flip over and repeat, now you have two small guide scores at the half way point on your cardstock.
·        Taking your largest Framelits Circle and mark it at the half way point on both sides.
·        Put the card onto the magnetic platform (with cutting plate underneath)
·        Line up the marks on the Framelit with the score lines you made.
·        Place the top plate on top of the card/Framelit with the EDGE OF THE PLATE LEVEL WITH THE CENTER MARKS ON THE FRAMELIT AND SCORE LINES ON THE CARD.
·        Run through the Big Shot, you should end up with a card base that has a half circle cut in the top half.
·        Now line your embossing folder with the bottom of the cut/the half way score lines, and run through the Big Shot.  You will end up with a card base that has embossing half of the card.
·        Emboss Greeting with White Embossing Powder.
·        Put the stamped image onto the Magnetic Platform (with plate underneath) and position the Framelit you measured centered on top of it. Then position the next size down inside hat with an even gap all the way around.
·        Run through Big Shot and you should get a circle with the stamped image and also a circular “frame”.
·        Add dimensions to the back of the frame – you will need to cut them in half to fit.
·        Adhere frame to card.
·        Put glue over the inside of that circle and adhere the circle with the stamped image.
·        Stamp several flowers and punch out with punch.
·        Adhere a dimension to the back of each flower or not, I did not use dimensions.
·        Punch leaves using the Bird Builder, snip the long stems off.
·        Adhere leaves to the frame.
·        Add flowers as desired.
And there you have it, April's class was so much fun!!  If you live in the Neillsville, WI area, I wish you could join me.  If outside of the area, all of my cards are available for sale as a kit, either pre-paid or punched, cut, scored and ready to go.  Class is only $10 or FREE with a $15 SU order.  The kits are $10 for the three cards with complete instructions.
Take care, Happy Easter!!

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