Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thoughts Of You Card

This is my last project for "Queenscraps" August Kit and I'm surprised to find out that the kit is now already "sold out". The owner of "Queenscraps" will be doing international shipping in their future kits. So for those of you who are not in the States, you'll be able to order from them too and there's a 25% off on your first order.
Here are the steps to this card.
1) Use the "Bazzill Embossed Butterfly" card stock as the base for this card. Cut and fold a square shape base for this card.
2) Cut another square piece from the Auckland card stock and ink it with frayed burlap distress ink on the edges. Use a pencil and lightly draw a square around the edges of this card stock and hand stitch on it. (Tip: Make the stitching holes first using pin and crafting foam underneath your card stock, before stitching.) Paste this card stock in the middle of the base card stock.
3) Cover the bottom edges of the Auckland card stock with a strip of adhesive paper ribbon included in the kit.
4) Stamp your sentiment on the Champagne card stock and cut it out. Ink the edges using frayed burlap distress ink. Attach it on the lower right of the card.
5) Use a regular flower from Prima or any other brands to create a template for the flower. You can scan them and adjust the size with your computer. Print it out and trace it onto your pattern papers. I've created 3 sizes from the same flower.
6) Use "Blue and Ivory Damask" pattern paper for the first layer, "Letter Stripes" pattern paper for the second and "Green Floral Damask" pattern paper for the last layer.
7) Stamp and heat embossed the first layer using some gold embossing powder. Use copper embossing powder for the second layer and black embossing powder for the third. Then, ink the edges of all three layers with frayed burlap distress ink for the first layer and black soot distress ink for the second and last layer.
8) Curl the petals pf the flowers using a your tip of your scissors or your twizzer for dimension and fold each petal up.
9) Attach three layers together and add an adhesive pearl in the middle.
10) Use a butterfly stamp (Autumn Leaves) and solvent ink to stamp on the Heidi Swapp ghost butterfly. Add some highlight to it using a white doodling pen and some gold glitters (Stickles). Attach the butterfly to the flower using some mini glue dots.
11) Lastly, attach the flower to the middle of the card.
I hope you all had enjoyed my series of projects using this August Kit. And just to let you all know, I still have loads of stuff left after all these projects.
Due to time constraint, I won't be designing their September Kit. But I will be designing the October and November Kit. So keep an eye for them here.
Sources: August Kit from Queenscraps: Card stock: Bazzill; Pattern Paper: K and Company; Embellishment: K and Company (adhesive paper ribbon), K and Company (adhesive pearl), Heidi Swapp (ghost butterfly). Others not included in the kit: Autumn Leaves (stamp), Ranger Distress Ink, Tsukineko Staz On, Ranger Embossing Ink and powders, uni-ball signo gel pen, Ranger Stickles, floss for stitching, glue dots and other adhesives.


Tereza Crump said...

Today is already my Birthday in Singapore!! Love the last card!! I have learned with you to make paper flowers. Now I always have flowers that go with my layouts and cards!! LOL thank you, Irene!!!

Gra Sandel said...

Irene I love all your works, I learn from each one of them.
This card is great, the flower is beautiful, and I want to buy this kit NOW!!
Kisses from Israel

Cocoloko07 said...

J'adore venir "chez-toi" car, tes réas sont toujours fabuleuses! Cette carte, par exemple, je l'adoooore mais mon anglais est trop mauvais pour comprendre toutes les étapes de réalisation! Alors, je me contente d'admirer! Bravo!
Biz cocoloko07

Norunn said...

amazing!! you make such wonderful cards!!!

Neusinha said...

I love your job.....You are in my blog....
São Paulo-SP Brasil

Cricket said...

I simply adore this card, it is beautiful!!!

I also wanted to tell you that I really appreciate how you give instructions for the projects and creations you share here, I've learned quite a few new things thanks to you!!


Beate said...

Wow, such a beautiful flower and card. I totally love your blog.
Thanks for inspiring me. :)

Daisy Chain said...

Another stunning creation. You are in a league of you own. I love all your work. You're truly inspiring.

Love Debbie xx

Carla said...

OMG that is just stunning...IRENE...I wish I had just a 10th of your talent.

Karen Lambert said...

YOur work is so inspiring. It really makes me think outside the box. Thank you soooo much for sharing your techniques with us.

Mescrap said...

This is so beautiful !! Love the flower.

Ying Pang, said...

this is GREAT !!! I love how you screwed your brain to think all those project!! Get ready for the big events? I just can't wait to see you take off:-))
If you want some Magnolia stamped images just let me know.You haven't answer my previous comment question:-))

paulien710 said...

I love This card so much! the colors, that amazing flower and lovely butterfly..... I simply adore your work Irene.

Maiken said...

WOW! Love this card. *saving it among favorites for future inspirations* Thank you!:)


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