Here's My Card:
For my "Anything Goes" I've chosen to create a very romantic wedding card and gift bag for friends who are having a destination wedding. I know this special bride and groom are going to be thrilled and I'm pretty sure you're going to love it too!
Stamp Sets: Floral Phrases #141767, Word Play (R), Something Lacy (R)
Ink: Basic Gray
Card Stock: Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Shimmery White, Acetate Window Sheet, A Little Foxy DSP Paper Stack (141637)
Accessories: Big Shot Machine, Paper Trimmer, Stitched Circle Dies, So Succulent Dies, Stylish Stems Dies, Basic Pearls, White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Tom Bow Glue, Sticky Strip, Glue Dots, Sparkling White Tulle
The Card Details:
I saw a card by Lorraine Schrendeman on Stampin' Connection last month that inspired me to make this multi-layered side-opening card. She called hers a Peek-A-Boo card and she'd CASed it from someone else's design. Unfortunately I was not able to see nor link to the original card but thanks to Lorraine I had the dimensions.
|Front of the card|
|The Acetate Panel|
|Back Panel of the card|
2. Cut a piece of DSP to measure 5 1/4" x 4" and cut out a circle with a 3" stitched circle die and the Big Shot Machine. Adhere the DSP to one of the above pieces and place the next size of circle die inside the first circle and cut through using the Big Shot.
3. Cut a piece of Acetate 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". Line up the Acetate piece between the two folds of the front and back of the card and adhere with tear tape.
|This view shows the Acetate sheet between the front and rear panels.|
|This view of the back of the Acetate window shows the Whisper White circle which hides the glue dots used to adhere the DSP circle and flowers.|
5. Stamp the sentiment and design on the smaller stitched circle and adhere this to the back Whisper White panel. I also adhered a 4 1/4" x 3/4" panel of DSP to both sides of the card seam.
|Both sentiments are from the Floral Phrases Stamp Set and are perfect for this wedding card.|
6. Decorate the outside of the card, the Acetate panel and the back panel with flowers and leaves created by layering die cuts from the Succulent and Sweet Stems thinlet die sets. For the outside I die cut one large Succulent flower and two smaller ones. I cut 3 large and 3 small decorative leaves using the Stylish Stems Framelit set.
|Succulent Dies are perfect for creating floral images too. I used the 3 large flower shaped dies and the 3 smaller ones for my flowers.|
|You can't see the handles on this bag but they're there. The bride and groom is my wedding cake topper, dating back to 1969. It's still in pretty good shape after all these years, although a bit yellowed with age.|
2. Cut a 3" x 6" panel of the floral paper from the A Little Foxy DSP Paper pack and adhere this to the Smokey Slate panel. I positioned it in the center and 1 1/2" from the top of the panel. I had actually cut out a lacey edge with the Scalloped Edge Punch (R) and it's on the left hand side of the DSP panel, but as I layered the flowers it gradually faded into the background. If I was doing this particular layout again I would place the lace strip on the right hand side.
3. I assembled two large succulent flowers and three small ones as well as five large and four small leaves for the flowers. I cut a 2" x 6" strip of White Sparkle Tulle into three strips and inserted each strip behind the larger flowers. I just scrunched them up into a triangle and adhered them to the back of the flowers with glue dots. The centers of the flowers are large and smaller Basic Pearls and there are some tiny seed pearls scattered along the DSP panel in groups of three.
4. I stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray on Shimmer White card stock and cut it out with the frame from the Stylish Stems Framelit Dies This piece was attached with dimensionals.
|I used the larger of the two frames to cut out my sentiment and sponged Basic Gray ink around the edges. The two decorative small and large leaves were used to embellish the flowers.|
Well that's it for today's post. I hope you've enjoyed it and will take inspiration from this project. Let me know if this is something you'd like to make. I love receiving your feedback through my comments. I so enjoy hearing from you.
Don't forget to check out the other Design Team Artist's at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge Blog and if you feel inclined why not participate in this week's challenge WWC112 Anything Goes. The challenge is open until 5pm Mountain Time on Monday April 3rd. We'd love to see your creations. Who knows you might Rock the Watercooler with your winning entry!
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