2nd Anniversary Celebration Month Has Begun!
This months first card tutorial is a challenging card that I was inspired to create to help challenge my October, Christmas Bliss Extravaganza Stamp Camp friends. The afternoon was filled with fun, prizes and wonderful fellowship. I am so grateful to all of my friends and family for their continued support of me and my business. Thank You So Much!!!
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Card Base & Gate:
* Cut (1) Real Red Cardstock, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″, using the base card template provided. (If you would like to know how I achieved the template I will post it below).
* Cut (2) gate panels in real red at 2-1/2 x 5-1/2 then score at 2-1/8 on the Stampin Paper Trimmer ( if using a score board you will want to score at 3/8).
* Fold the 3/8th tab so that each gate will measure 2-1/8 by folding one tab under on the right and the other on the left, ( you can turn the panels and fold
them to have the folds one on each side)
* Stack the 2 gate panels on top of each other with the 3/8 folded tabs facing under.
* Next using the big shot and the labels framlit 4 (Count the framlit from the largest to the smallest and us the fourth one in)
* Leaving the 2 gates stacked on top of each other slip the gate through the framlit so that the top of the gate panels is under the cutting blade and the bottom is laying on top of the die.
* Take and make your cutting sandwich but instead of covering with the clear top plate completely you will just cove the die and panel halfway, (you only want to cut the top)
* Now using the stripes embossing folder only emboss the 2 stacked gate panels up to a 3rd of the gate length leaving 1-1/4″ of the top with out being textured by the embossing folder, cut the 3/8″ tab off to the start of the gate stripes line as shown below.
* Next using the Versa Mark water mark in and the Flowering flourishes stamp set mask off the gate so that only the 1-1/4″ top on both sides is heat embossed with gold embossing powder and then add the antique brads to the front of each gate.
* Wrap the 1/8 metallic gold ribbon around the top of each gate as shown in picture above.
* Cut 2 whisper white inside gate panels for the sentiment at 1-7/8 x 3-3/8
* Sponge lightly around the edges to add depth and stamp the sentiment in versa mark water mark ink then heat emboss with gold embossing powder.
* Now attach each gate to the red base with the tabs facing inside the card. ( the tabs will be covered with the white door frame)
* Adhere and center the sentiment panels to the inside of each gate.
* You may need to cut off and even up the bottom of the gate with the card base after it’s attached. ( The extra length of the gate is so that when you cut the shape using the labels framlit you don’t cut it to short)
How to create the center panel card base ( template has been provided above)
* I traced the top left half circle design from the left gate panel I then repeated it on the right
* Next using circle framlit 2 I cut a half circle out that would connect to the two humps I traced
* Then cut out the traced humps with paper snips
Whisper White Door Frame
* Stamp with the Hardwood background stamp in crumb cake, (Stamp off first so it wont be to dark)
* You can print and trace this template or using the circle framelits 2 (counting in from the outer circle) cut a half circle in the top
* Next using the circle framelit 4 cut a half circle as shown, do not cut all the way down.
* Using the Stampin Trimmer cut away the straight line of the half circle to form the window
* Cut away the inside door panel to complete the door frame and set aside for later you will use the hardwood square to form the door panels
* Once your door frame is complete you will take the square panel you cut away and cut (2) 1-5/8 x 2, square panels and (2) 1-5/8 x 1-1/4 distress edges by sponging the edges with crumb cake to add depth
* Then add the panels leaving a 1/8″ gap on each side to form the door
window frame using the Big shot
* Next using circle framlit 4 cut only a 3rd of the way leaving a 1/4″ on the bottom uncut.
* Using the stampin paper trimmer cut the inside half circle out to complete the window frame as shown below
* Cut a piece of vellum 3-1/ x 1-3/4 and cut only using the circle framelit 4 to for a half circle
* Using the smallest circle framlit 10 blade side up, a mouse pad and stylist mold the a center half circle as shown below.
* Next score the vellum at the 1/2 way make of the center circle you created
Tip: print the window template below layer the vellum on top of the template and trace with a stylist on a mouse pad
* Now adhere by layering underneath window frame.
* Then adhere to the frame of the white door window to frame it
* Cut one 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 piece of whisper white cards stock (I used shimmering white card stock to give it a little sparkle)
* Stamp the wreath base in old olive, then the 2nd layer in garden green.
* Now stamp the little berries using cherry cobbler and embellish with the basic rhinestone jewels.
* You may want to use the flowers also in the Wondrous Wreath bundle, if so I stamped it in cherry cobbler on scrap whisper white card stock and added a little sparkle with my Wink of Stella clear pen.
* Cut 1 bow from the red glimmer card stock using the wonderful wreath bow framlit.
* Attach the wreath and embellish with the glimmer bow and Jewels.
* To color the jewels I used the cherry cobbler blendabilities marker.
Wondrous Wreath Bundle, Flowering Flourishes, More Merry Messages (Retired), Hardwood
Red Glimmer Paper, Real Red, Whisper White, Vellum
Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Versa Mark Water Mark Ink, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Stripes Embossing Folder (Retired), Gold Embossing Powder
Labels Collection Framelits
Gold Metallic Ribbon
Basic Jewels, Rhinestones
Stampin Paper Trimmer