Sunday, April 19, 2015

April Card Class

Card class will the Thursday, April 23, 5:30 - 7:30 pm.  We'll be making a single card this time for $3.  Please RSVP by Wednesday if you are able to attend, so I can have enough pieces cut.   For those unable to attend, a short tutorial follows.

Cut from white cardstock - 7", Pop-up, shift, R.  Slide a scrap piece of paper underneath the butterfly - 12"X4.5"   Using sponge daubers, color in the center of the butterfly with Canary yellow.

Mask off the outer edges of the butterfly with washi tape, and color in the rest of the butterfly. 
This gave me straight edges for the butterfly wings, so I removed the tape and carefully dabbed a little more color on the tips of the wings, to round them out.  Left side shows where I added some ink, right side shows the flat edges.
Using the stamp set Your Own Kind of Wonderful, I added more butterflies to the left, using the rock and roll method, overlays as designed by the stamp set and straight stamping.  The words on the inside are from the hostess rewards set Better with a Friend (hostess stamp page 9 of the main catalog).  I also sponged around the outside edges in both pixie and canary.
For the outside of the card, cut using 7", Pop-up, r from the Artfully Sent Cartridge.  The panel for words is from the Art Philosophy Cartridge, 2.5" page 55, and 2.75", decorative layer, shift, page 55.  Tip: if you throw another overlay on the machine, page 55 is the B button.
Stamps are from Mother's Day (retired) and Brushstrokes.  I added a few butterflies in silver glitter paper, but the print is so busy you don't need much on the front.
Finish it off with a lined card from Artfully Sent.  I used 5", page 45, shift (liner) and no shift (envelope).
If you do not need a Mother's day card, you can change the wording to make it a birthday card at the class.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful Card! Thanks for all the tips...I will make my mom one for Mother's Day! I really like your choice of colors.