May 17, 2021
Good evening everyone! Wow I can't hardly believe it's the middle of May already! I wanted to share how I made this card since I had an overwhelming response on the Demonstrator's Planning Page. So many of you wanted directions so here the are. Enjoy and happy stamping.
Stamp sets: Beautiful Moments for the Sentiment and Garden Birdhouses in the new annual catalog.
Dies: Meadow, detailed Dragonfly (retired)
Card stock: 1 piece of Basic Black cut in half to make two 4 1/4 by 11 pieces.
score one piece at 5 1/5. Score the other piece at 2 3/4, 5 1/2 and 8 1/4. Burnish all score lines. From a scrap of Basic Black cut out one of the flower centers
2 pieces of Basic White cut at 2 1/2 by 4. From a scrap of Basic White, cut out one of the flower centers and the dragonfly and the butterfly
2 pieces of Vellum cut at 2 1/2 by 4
Working on the piece of Basic Black with all the score lines:
In the two middle panels die cut the three dies from the Meadow dies. These negative spaces will be backed by the vellum pieces. You have to turn the cardstock over and put little dots of glue all around the openings of the dies cuts and in the four corners of the vellum. When you place your vellum over the negative space, this insures that there will be no lifting around the holes. Do that on both panels.
** Before I glued the dies cuts onto the white pieces, I took the one with the little holes in it and placed it in the negative space. Since you can then see the vellum through the holes, fill in the holes with the black Stampin' Write marker. This gives the negative piece some detail. Then you can take the die cut out and glue it in the appropriate place on the other white panel. Glue on the two little flower centers white on black and black on white. Glue on the butterfly and dragon fly. Stamp the sentiment, and the birdhouse. I used only a portion of the long die cut for the branch to hang the birdhouse. After your white panels look the way you want them, glue them on to the outside black panels.
The panel is now ready to glue onto the card base. Gluing the outside panels to the edges lets your card close into a normal size to fit into an A2 size envelope. Since the two middle folds go in opposite directions, the card will stand up when opened and an electric tea light can go between the panels to show through the vellum.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and I sincerely hope you give this card a try.
I will leave you with my thought for the day:
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. c.s.lewis
Hugs and Happy Stamping