Saturday, May 12, 2012

Doilies, Flowers & twirling Butterfly

For this card, I used a whole sheet of 8 1/2 x 11" white cardstock and a whole sheet of 8 1/2 x 11" Wisteria Wonder cardstock. I also used a sheet of Wisteria Wonder doily paper from the Flirtatious Speciality (#122360) patterned paper.

There are a lot of steps to this card, so if you don't normally print out the instructions for it, you might want to consider doing that for this one.

 Score and fold both sheets of cardstock at 5 1/2." Put the white cardstock aside for now.
Score and fold the Wisteria Wonder cardstock at 2 3/4" from each end. When you fold this, you will want it like an accordian fold.

With a pencil, mark the center fold of the Wisteria Wonder cardstock at 4 1/4" to show you the center. Mark the fold at 1 1/4" from the top and the bottom. These marks will help you in lining up your punch. Use the 2 1/2" Circle Punch(#120906) to punch the hole in the center. Line up your punch, looking at the back side, so that you will be punching a half circle.

The punch a half circle at the top and bottom on the fold line.

Lay the cut piece of Wisteria Wonder on top of the white cardstock. Lightly trace the 3 circles that you made. Using a doily stamp from the Delicate Doilies (#122592) set, stamp a doily in Melon Mambo classic ink in each of the openings. If you are using clear mounted stamps, it will be easy to see where to stamp. If you are using wood mounted stamps, you might want to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig(#101049) to help you line them up. After you have them stamped, use an art gum eraser to erase the pencil lines.
Now, you are ready to decorate the inside of the card. For mine I used Melon Mambo classic ink and Wild Wasabi ink. I used images from the Fabulous Florets (#123027) stamp set.
My greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes(#115370) set. I stamped it in Wisteria Wonder ink on white cardstock. I used the Word Window (#119857) punch to punch it out. I punched out a label from Melon Mambo paper with the Modern Label (#119849) punch. I adhered the greeting to the label and attached it to the cardstock with some brads I had on hand.

Cut out 2 of the smallest butterflies on the Beautiful Butterflies(#114507) die and your Big Shot cutting machine. Cut one from left over Wisteria Wonder patterned paper and one from Melon Mambo patterned paper.

Cut a piece of sewing thread about 6" long. Place adhesive all over the back of one of the butterflies. Lay the middle of the thread across the center of the butterfly. Place the other butterfly on top of the first one.

Lay the butterfly in the center of your circle. Pull the thread taunt above and below the circle. Tape each end to the cardstock.

You are ready to attach the inside Wisteria Wonder to the outside white cardstock. Pay close attention to your folds. You want to adhere the two ends/left and right panels of the Wisteria Wonder to the white cartdstock. Put adhesive ONLY on the back of the left and right panels, like is shown in the picture. Do not put adhesive on the center parts of either cardstock.
Turn the Wisteria Wonder over and carefully line up the edges. Be sure that the center fold comes out.
You can now decorate the front of your card. I used a sheet of Wisteria Wonder patterned paper from the Flirtatious Speciality paper, listed above. This piece had a doily pattern in the center of the paper that I wanted to use. To make my paper measure 5 1/4 x 8 1/2" like the front of my card, I cut 3 1/4" off of the left and right sides. That made it 5 1/4" wide.
Next, I rotated the paper and cut 1 3/4" off of each end to make it 8 1/2" and leave the doily in the center.

I stamped 4 flowers with Melon Mambo ink and one stem with leaves Wild Wasabi ink from the Fabulous Florets(#123027) stamp set onto white cardstock. I cut each one out closely around the edges, leaving a small amount of white.

Cut a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock to 5 1/2 x 2 1/2." Use the Eyelet Border (#119853) punch to punch the long edge.
Cut a piece of Wild Wasabi cardstock to 5 x 2." Use the Scallop Edge Border (#119882) punch to punch the long edge of the Wasabi cardstock. Layer the Wasabi on top of the Mambo cardstock and adhere. Place 3 flowers that you cut out earlier down the center of the Wasabi scalloped cardstock. Adhere these along the left edge of the card front.

Cut a piece of 3/8" Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon (#122973) to about 6" long. Put adhesive on the back and press it to the card front about 1" from the bottom. Wrap the ends of ribbon around to the back.

Place SU! Dimensionals (#104430) on the back of the stem with flowers. Leave a part of the stem without anything so that it will fit over the ribbon. Stick it above the ribbon on the right side of the card front.

Place Dimensionals on the last flower. Stick it to the top right side.

You are ready to adhere your card front to the card base.

Check to make sure that all of your folds go the right direction. When closed, you will have to fold (do not crease) the butterfly in half or it will stick out of the card. When you open the card, the butterfly should straightened back out, if you didn't crease it.

This would make one dynamite Mother's Day card, if you still have enough time left. I am using mine for an anniversary card. The Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set has greetings for both.

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