Saturday, June 13, 2009

Perfect Day cards

I'm having a home gathering (party) on June 27th in Battle Creek, Michigan and I made invitations to send out to all of my guests. If you live close to Battle Creek and would like to attend, contact me at In the meantime, here's how to make these cards. You will need Perfect Day Level Two paper, a trimmer, popdots, adhesive, scissors, a dry embosser, a sanding block, Tulip, Sorbet, Juniper and Cocoa ink, a corner rounder, sponge, the Aspiration stamp set, the blocks to go with it, a square punch (1 inch), sparkles and pop dots. Cut the off-white paper in the paper set 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" to make a card base, score it at the 4 1/4" line and fold. Cut a piece of tulip paper 5 1/2" by 4 1/4". Find one of the other papers in the set that you like, cut it 5 1/4" by 4" and use your corner rounders on the corners. Distress if you like with the cocoa ink and sponge.

Attach rounded corner piece to the tulip cardstock. Now cut a 4 1/4" by 3" piece of paper, another one you choose from your stock. I chose the juniper colored dotted piece. Glue it about a 1/2" from the top.

Cut a 2 1/2" by 2 1/2" piece of tulip cardstock and dry emboss lines in it by placing it on your trimmer and using your dry embossing tool to press down into the groove about every 1/8" on the paper.

Now turn the piece over and sand it so that the white core of our cardstock shows through.

Now cut off the corners and distress with the sponge.

Glue the piece to your card about an inch or so from the bottom.

Now on a piece of off white cardstock, stamp flowers. I have several because I made more than one card, you'll only need two. First stamp them in sorbet then roll the edge in tulip. Don't forget to use the sponge from your stamp set under your paper and also remember to never do this rock and roll technique going from dark to light ink colors or you will ruin your lighter color stamp pads.

Use the outline stamp (this is called two step stamping), line it up on the flowers and stamp in cocoa ink.

Dab a little cocoa on the dots on the flower using a cocoa pen and stamp one of the centers on the stamp set in the middle of the flower with juniper.

Using your two flowers, glue one directly the card as shown and then use a pop dot on the second one turning it slightly so the bottom flower shows through. Punch out three squares from the paper of your choice (a good way to use up your scraps) and glue them on as shown.

Put on two of our self-adhesive sparkles on the left side of your card and you are done!

Don't forget to check out the deal of the day at 11:00 Eastern time today.

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