Monday, October 7, 2013

Gingham Flower Card

Our lovely guest designer, Shelly Newkirk, has another way to show off her cute gingham flowers.

Classy Cards 'n Such products used:
For today's card, cut a card base of 11" x 4.25". Using the 11" side, score the card at 2.75" and 5.50". Fold to match  the photo above. 

The back panel of the card is embossed using the M-Bossablities by Spellbinders - Flora folder. If you don't want to emboss the back panel, you can take a separate piece of cardstock measuring 4.25" x 5.50", emboss it with the same embossing folder and then just attach to the front side of the back panel. 

The window box for the flowers, was cut free hand from a piece of medium brown card stock. The edges were sponged with Tim Holtz Dark Brown Distress Ink pad. I glued flat pieces of a paper egg carton to the back of the window box for dimension and then attached to the front of the card.

I inked up the Impression Obsession Gingham Cover-A-Card  stamp in different colors and stamped on white card stock. Next I used various flower punches or dies to cut out my flowers. The edges of the flowers were also sponged with the dark brown ink pad. 

For the centers of the flowers, I used dark brown card stock and embossed it using a small design embossing folder. Then I used different circle punches and dies to make the flower centers. 

The stems of the flowers were made by gluing two pieces of the Augusta Green Linen paper together and cutting about 1/8" wide. Glue to the card base on an angle, hiding the stem ends under the window box. Next, glue the flowers on top of the stems. 

For the leaves, I also used the Augusta Green Linen paper to match the flower stems. Cut a 2" wide strip. Fold in half the long way. Run it through a paper crimper on an angle. Leave folded and hand cut a half leaf, making sure the angles run toward the leaf tip. Unfold and you have a perfect leaf. 

*You could also run the paper through the paper crimper and use a leaf die cut to achieve the same effect*

Cute card! Thanks Shelly!!

As this is Shelly's last post as a guest designer for Classy Cards 'n Such, we would like to so say "Thank You" for all your cards and tutorials. We wish Shelly all the best in her future endeavors! 

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Thanks for stopping by!!!  Until next time...

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