Nature’s Beauty – Project 5

Step-by-Step Card Making Instructions

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The Project

Level – Beginner with Layering

Supply List

  • Stamp Sets
    • Nature’s Beauty set
    • Best Year set
  • Cardstock/DSP
    • Cinnamon Cider
      • Card Base measures 8-1/2”x5-1/2”, scored and folded at 4-1/4
      • Rectangle mat measures 4-1/8”x2-1/8”
    • Merry Merlot
      • Stamped piece measures 1-1/2”x4”
      • Rabbit frame measures 3-7/8”x1-7/8”
    • Old Olive
      • Rabbit mat measures 4-1/4”x2-1/4”
      • Sentiment measures 4-1/2”x1”
    • Basic White
      • Inside panel measures 4″x5-1/4″
      • Rabbit piece measures 3-3/4”x1-3/4”
  • Stamp Pads
    • Tuxedo Black (Rabbit)
    • Merry Merlot (Blocks)
    • Old Olive (Sentiment)
    • Cinnamon Cider (Rabbit Coloring)
  • Stampin’ Blends/Markers
    • Wink of Stella pen
    • Gold gel pen
  • Embellishments
    • Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack (Gold Trim)
  • Adhesive
    • Stampin’ Seal
    • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Tools
    • Bone Folder
    • Tweezers
    • Clear (Acrylic) Blocks A & C
    • Water Painter Brush
    • Paper Trimmer
    • Stamparatus
    • Simply Scored Scoring Tool

Instructions

Begin by scoring and folding your card base at 4-1/4” and burnishing it with a bone folder for a nice, crisp fold.

Press a small acrylic block into a Merry Merlot ink pad and stamp in a brick pattern onto larger Merry Merlot “stamped” piece.

Stamp sentiment onto small Old Olive strip. Keep it closer to the right side, but leave room for the bow on the right.

Adhere sentiment strip to lower half of the card with left side aligned with the edge of the card. Then, adhere stamped Merry Merlot piece on the left side of card. Keep about 1/8” border on the three sides of piece.

Adhere Cinnamon Cider piece to Old Olive frame mat.

Cut a hole in the center of the rabbit frame piece. Laying the piece horizontal, I used a pencil to measure 5/8” on each end and drew vertical lines. Next, on the top and bottom I measured in 1/4” and drew horizontal lines. Then, I cut out the center. You can use scissors, an Exacto knife, or your paper trimmer.

Now, using the gold gel pen, make stitch marks all along the outside of the frame.

Because these are detailed and delicate images, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the rabbit, but you can use Block C to do your stamping. Stamp image in the center of the white cardstock piece.

If you would like a lesson on the Stamparatus, go to the video library and click on How To.

Using the water painter brush, I colored in the rabbit with Cinnamon Cider ink. Then, I highlighted the tail and surrounding white area with my Wink of Stella pen to add some sparkle.

If using a water painter, the first contact of the brush will be the darkest, so start on a darker part of the rabbit and move the brush to the open areas to get the different shading.

Add adhesive on the back side of your stitched frame and adhere rabbit piece face down.

Mat rabbit frame with Cinnamon Cider and Old Olive pieces. Then mount to the front of the card.

Tie a small bow using gold trim and glue to the sentiment strip. I use a Clear Block to hold it down while the glue dries. Make sure to trim your bow edges, as well.

Adhere inside panel.


The Final Project



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