Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Thank you flower card

This is a simple "Thank You" card...and pretty fun to make, if I do say so myself.

Use your Big Shot (Item #113439) to cut out all 3 of the Daisies #2 Bigz die (Item #114520) on Whisper White Card Stock (Item #100730...8 1/2" x 11"). Use the larger flower and a dauber (Item #102892) in Mellow Moss Classic Stampin' Ink(Item #102774) . Lay the flower on your card (as shown below) and use the dauber to create the technique below (this is called a masking technique). And make sure when you finish with each flower to set it aside, we will use them later.

Repeat the same technique in Apricot Appeal Classic Stampin' Ink (Item #105218).

And Again in Bravo Burgundy Classic Stampin' Ink (Item #105214). You will notice (in the picture below) that there is still some white space between the flowers. Take a dauber (in your choice of the 3 colors) to fill this space in.

After "masking" all those flowers, you will now have a large Mellow Moss, a medium Apricot Appeal, and a small Bravo Burgundy flower. (Tip: If you have a flower that hasn't been completely covered, or if you want the flower to be a little darker, just place it on a scratch piece of paper and use the dauber again.) Layer your flowers, as seen below, and glue them together using Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive (Item #110755).

Almost finished! Using your Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive adhere the flower to the card. (See picture below). And punch a small hole through the center of the flower using your paper piercing tool (Item #116631).

Put a Rhinestone Brad (Item #113144) into the center of the flower and stamp "Thank You" (From the Happy Moments Sale-A-Bration stamp set) on Apricot Appeal Card Stock (Item #105124...8 1/2" x 11"). Adhere the "Thank You" with your Tombow Adhesive.
(Tip: If you do not want your brad to be showing through the inside of your card, you have a few options. Option #1: Skip the step where you put a hole in the center of the flower. Put the Rhinestone Brad through the center of the flower BEFORE you put the flower on the card...if you use this option it would be very wise to use Sticky Strip (Item #104294)to adhere the flowers to your card instead of Tombow Adhesive. You can put the Sticky Strip directly on the back side of the brad. Option #2 Add one extra step at the end. Simply cut another piece of Whisper White Card Stock the same size as your card and place that piece on the top of the inside of your card - so the paper covers the brad completely - Tombow Adhesive would probably work on this as well, but I would recommend the sticky strip.)

FINISHED! See, wasn't that fun?


Tammy Q Howell said...

Love this technique! Can't wait to try it. Love your card!

Karen said...

Thank you.

Kristy said...

Love the card. I'm going to have try this. TFS