Happy Stampin’ Thursday!
I am in love with today’s project! Maybe it is because I used my favorite colors, or maybe it is because I used my favorite embossing folder, or maybe it is because it was quick to make 🙂 Fast cards are always a good thing in this craft room! I love to send out smiles and I realized last week that I am super low on cards to mail out!
- Daisy Lane stamp set
- Gray Granite card base measuring 8-1/2″x5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″
- Basic White Cardstock
- Scrap of Fresh Freesia
- Balmy Blue and Fresh Freesia Classic Stampin’ Pads
- Seal Adhesive
- Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
- Multipurpose Liquid Glue
- Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder
- Clear Block C
- Double Oval Punch
- Medium Daisy Punch
Score the Gray Granite card base and fold. Just a little tip…. IF you use a scoring board to score your cards, keep the corner of your card positioned in the top left corner of the scoring board as you fold and burnish the card. This helps to get a perfectly squared fold every time.
Cut two pieces of white cardstock to measure 4″x5-1/4″. One will be for the inside of your card as a writing layer. Take the other piece and run it through the embossing machine with the Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder. Make sure that the 5-1/4″ side is going the same way as the bricks, as shown below.
Next, tear the paper along the bricks about 1″ from the top. Make sure that the 1″ part is getting pulled away from you so you get the fuzzy edges on it.
On the torn off piece, tear about 1-1/2″ from the straight edge. Again, make sure the straight edge is pulled downward while tearing to get the fuzzy part. Maybe practice on another piece of paper to see what I mean. I like the fuzzy part being on my finished side as it picks up inks better and is not so harsh of a line. I will attach a video below.
Hmmm, it looks like I forgot to take a few photos while making my card, ugh! This is what happens when I am starting to feel better but now quite 100% yet.
Anyway, glue the two pieces of torn card stock as shown below using Seal adhesive. I tried to keep a 1/8″ margin on the sides of the card. (I found a shot of the card off to the side of one of my other photos! Sorry it is blurry, but it gives you the idea.)
Next, stamp two of the small daisies in Balmy Blue and one more in Fresh Freesia ink. Then punch them out using the Medium Daisy Punch.
Next, on a scrap of white cardstock, stamp two Fresh Freesia daisies and one Balmy Blue. They do not need to be whole. We only want the centers to be whole.
Next, fussy cut the daisy centers.
Cut Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals in half (or use the side pieces like I did) and adhere them to the back of each daisy center.
Then adhere the centers to the flowers. Use the opposite color center for each flower.
Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, glue the daisies to the card front.
On a scrap of white cardstock, stamp sentiment using Fresh Freesia and punch out using the Double Oval Punch. Then punch out the mat using Fresh Freesia cardstock. Glue the two pieces together using Seal Adhesive or Liquid Glue. Then mount onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals on the lower right corner.
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