Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Beaded Rose Card

by Anne Harada

Beaded Rose Card



  • Prepare the card base by scoring and folding an 11” x 4” Vanilla cardstock panel in half.
    Set aside.

  • Cut a piece of Curio Designer Paper to 3-3/4” x 5-1/4”.
    Darken the edges of the DP all the way around with a marker.

  • Cut a different piece from the Curio Designer Paper collection to 3-14/” x 4-3/8”.
    Darken the edges and layer onto the front of your card.
    Keep the left over paper out for the one of the following steps.

  • Wrap a 6-1/2” strip of ribbon around the card layers.
    Towards the bottom of the ribbon (see photo), tie a piece of floss or clear string so the ribbon gathers where the bow will later be placed.
    (This will be hidden by the bow.)

  • Using markers direct-to-rubber on your stamp, color the rose and stamp it onto the unused portion of the Curio Designer Paper from the previous step.

  • Die cut two of the Oval Classic Scallop Small shapes out of Chestnut cardstock using the largest scallop of the “small” set.

  • Using the largest die from the Ovals Large set, position it over the rose image that you stamped and die cut out the rose into an oval shape.

  • Using the die cut rose oval as a template, cut out an oval shape from tape-sheet with scissors (this is a double-sided sticky paper sheet).
    The oval from the tape sheet will have removable backing on both sides.

  • Position the largest oval die from the Ovals Small set in the center of either one of the Chestnut scalloped ovals.
    Run it through your die cut machine so it cuts out the inside of the scalloped oval and creates a “frame” for your image.
    Leave the other scalloped oval “whole”.

  • Adhere the oval rose image to the center of the whole scalloped oval.

  • Remove one side of the backing from the oval tape-sheet you cut out and lay it over the rose oval, sticky side down so that it covers just the oval rose die cut shape.

  • Peel off the remaining backing of the oval tape-sheet to expose the sticky layer. Layer the scalloped “frame” over the sticky image and align the scalloped edges with the whole scalloped oval on the bottom.

  • Poor clear microbeads over the exposed sticky layer of the rose image.

  • Press down to ensure complete coverage.
    Pour excess beads back into jar.

  • Using foam dimensionals, attach the beaded image to the card layers, centered over the ribbon strip.

  • Tie a bow with more ribbon and adhere it to the bottom of the framed rose. Adhere completed card front to card base.

1 comment:

  1. I really love micro beads and I love the way you used them in this card.