Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Vintage Spring Card

Hey, Crafty Friends!! 
I'm back from my trip and in full crafting gear for the new year! It's been kind of a warm winter with no hard freezes here so I'm hoping that means it will be an early spring for us! I can't wait till all the wildflowers are in bloom... it really is quite beautiful! Until then, I will have to create my own little flowery meadows in my craft room with my beautiful I Am Roses flowers...

Other Supplies Used
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Tim Holtz Doily (Sizzix)
110 lb Cardstock- Kraft, Cream (Recollections)
Mariposa Stack (DCWV)
Cutterbee Scissors (EK Success)
Liquid Glue

I am absolutely in love with #10 sized cards!! The long slender look captivates the eye and draws you in. They are not your typical greeting card size yet ships for the same price as a letter because they fit right into legal size envelopes!

I used kraft cardstock for my card base. I cut my cardstock to measure 9 1/4" x 8 1/8" then score and folded it in half to measure 9 1/4" x 3 7/8".

To create a mat for my card, I trimmed a piece of paper from DCWV's Mariposa Stack to 8 1/8" x 3 5/8" and attached it to my card base using my Xyron Mega Runner.

Then, I ran my Mega Runner across the top and bottom of my mat and attached strips of lace trim.

I ran a 5" x 4 1/2" piece of cream cardstock through my Creative Station to add adhesive to the back. Then die-cut it using a Tim Holtz Doily die through my Sizzix Big Shot machine with a Standard Magnetic Platform (Optional- but it helps keep the die in place).
Then, I peeled the film backer and attached the doily to the center of the card.

I used White w/ Pink Edge Variegated Romantica Roses & Pink Curly Roses to create a vertical swag onto one side of my doily. 
Then, I surrounded my largest rose with pairs of Small Green Leaves both above and below it. Then added an extra leaf to each end of the swag.

I then nestled tiny White Achillea Cottage Flowers throughout, tucking them in between the flowers and over leaves.

Using my Cutterbee Scissors, I hand cut these beautiful glittered butterflies from one of the patterned paper sheets of the Mariposa Stack. Then used a Non-Stick Pencil Bone Folder to curl the wings.

I found the bigger butterfly to be too big so decided to just use the remaining small one.

I adhered the butterfly onto the edge of my doily as if it stopped for a little rest.

Then finally, added the phrase "use your wings" from the Tim Holtz Quote Chips to finish off my card.

And here is the completed card...

I love using I Am Roses VARIEGATED (two colors transitioning into each other) flowers. The variegated colors look natural and very realistic.

Look how absolutely stunning they are even up close!

Even the leaves have a brownish tinge to the tips for added realism.

I love how this card turned out! It's almost like I'll be sending a little bouquet in the mail!

I hope you all enjoyed my tutorial and that it inspires you to create something beautiful too!

Until next time...

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