Sunday, June 3, 2012

Stella Card Workshop

Some of the girls came over to play today - we made CARDS!  Fun Folds Galore! Each of these cards fits into a standard card-sized envelope (A2) and they're so pretty!

Paper is from the Stella Paper Pack, and we used Cocoa, Olive, Sunset, Tulip and Lagoon Exclusive Inks.

Here's what the inside of the cards looks like:

Card #1 - Finished Size: 4 1/4 by 5 1/2
For the Tree card, we used "A Tree" My Acrylix stamp set (A1124 - $6.95).  Love this set!  I thought this set would be perfect for the Emboss Resist technique.  We embossed the leafy part of the tree with Versamark Ink (Z891) and used Clear Detail Embossing powerder (Z821) over it.  Then we rubbed Olive ink over the embossed image using 1/6 of a Sponge (Z697).  We cut out the leafy part and then inked the edges with Cocoa. 

We stamped the whole Tree image onto a 3 1/2" square piece of  Colonial White cardstock, then popped the leafy part over the cocoa image with 3-D tape.  The piece of Stella paper at the bottom of the card is 1 3/4" by 5 1/4".  We used the Zip strip from the Stella paper for a contrasting paper, cut at 5 1/4".  The little butterfly was stamped and then cut out and popped up next to the tree.  The base of the card is a Colonial White standard card base (X1410). 

Card #2 - Finished Size:  4 1/4" by 4 1/4"
The Square 4-way fold card was made using a piece of 8" square Colonial White paper.
Score the piece at 2" and 6", then turn 1/4 turn and score at 2" and 6" again. 
Using scissors, cut out each of the 4 corners, leaving a card that's 4" square in the center with 4 "wings."
Stamp the flower from Card Word Puzzle (C1494) on the top and bottom wing using Lagoon ink.
Stamp the sentiment and two butterflies in Tulip.
Cut 6 pieces of B&T paper to cover the wings at 3 7/8 by 1 7/8.  Ink the edges.  Adhere one on each side of your sentiment (left and right wings) and then flip the card base over and adhere one to each wing on the "outside" of your card.

On a scrap piece (from the pieces you cut out of the corners) of Colonial White, stamp the smaller flower from this set in Lagoon.  Cut out the flower using scissors, then ink the edge with Cocoa. Ink a 1 1/2" piece of Seam Binding Ribbon with Sweet Leaf ink.  Use your heat gun to dry the ribbon, then fold in half to make "leaves" for the flower.  Adhere with Liquid Glass onto the upper left square.

Cut a piece of B&T paper at 4 1/4 by 4 1/4.  This will be the backing piece for your box fold card.  Close the card like a box and adhere to the backing piece, making sure to center it.
Put two Durables studs (Z1705) on the lower right corner to finish it up.  

Card #3 -  Finished Size:  5 1/2" by 4"

Double Gate Fold Card - Make a base from Colonial White cut at 5 1/2" by 12".
Score at 2, 4, 8 and 10.

Stamp sentiment inside card, fold sides inward and then back on themselves to create the double gatefold. 

Apply a piece of B&T paper cut at 5 1/4" by 1 3/4" to each side of the card front when folded. 

Using Just for You (B1398 $9.95) stamp the large flower outline in Cocoa onto Colonial White cardstock cut into a coordinating flower on the Cricut. (If you don't have the Art Philosophy cartridge, you can cut this by hand, of course!)  Stamp the petals with Goldrush, Lagoon and Olive. 

Apply the flower to a square of Cocoa cardstock cut at 2 3/4".  Use 3-D foam tape to adhere the flower, and then apply the foam tape to one half of the square.  Apply the square to the card front with the card closed, making sure to only put adhesive on one side of the center fold. 

**We had a great time!  We also made a quickie Matchbook Teabag Favor.  I'll take some photos and post the directions later!**


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