May Swaps using the In-Lay technique May 27, 2021
Well, what a busy week. Sometimes life just gets in the way of our crafting time! I am excited to share my May Swaps with you that I sent out to my Swapee's! How do you like my new stamping term?
I had so much fun creating this card. I used all of the new Stampin'Up in-colors and each card turned out really lovely.
Here are the instruction on how to make this card.
Color of your choice (Here I used Evening Evergreen)
Card base 8 1/5 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/2
Cut 1 piece using the 2nd largest die from the Scalloped Contour dies
Cut one piece for the inside layer at 5 1/4 x 4 (white on white)
Color of your Choice (here I used Evening Evergreen)
Cut 1 piece using the larges Scalloped Contour die
Cut 1 piece using the largest Scalloped Contour die and cut out the center) Bonus: you now have a piece to set aside to use for another card)
Cut 1 butterfly from the Meadow dies
Cut 1 flower center
Cut 1 flower using the Meadow dies
Cut 1 butterfly using the Meadow dies. (layer the colored one on top of the black one)
I stamped a sentiment on the small white piece using the Evening Evergreen stamp pad.
Then I stamped a sentiment on the inside piece before adhereing to the inside. I also stamped the flowers from the Quiet Meadow stamp set on the inside layer and on the envelope.
Now lets put the card together.
Glue the largest colored frame with the hole in the center on to the front of the card centered as best you can.
Glue the white scalloped piece into the hole which will fit flush creating the in-laid part.
Next glue on the flower. On this one I left the stem long, but it actually looks best if you cut off about an inch from the bottom. Then put the butterfly on with a dimentional.
Glue the little flower center into the flower.
Embellish with rhinestones.
I hope you have as much fun making this card as I did. Depending on which sentinments you choose, it could be made to fit any occasion.
I will leave you with my thought for the day:
"You are the artist of your own life. Don't hand the paintbrush to anyone else."
Happy stamping and have a blessed day.