Sunday, August 29, 2010

Summer Roses

by Lis Whiting

Summer Roses


  • Paper and Cardstock
    • Bazzill Cardstock, Johannesburg, Canvas Texture     ( BAZ-4-450   $0.59)
    • Bo Bunny, Flower Child, Free Bird     ( BBP-P-02985   $0.89)
  • Stamps
    • Script stamp, like Frantic Stamper's Great Grandfather's Letter     ( 0504-Q   $7.00)
  • Inks and Embossing Powders
  • Embellishments
  • Tools


I chose the new Bo Bunny papers for this summer card because the colors are really pretty and they are very vibrant in greens, blues and yellows and have really pretty leafy and flowery patterns on them. I really like their cardstock. It’s a nice heavy weight AND is double sided. (I love that!)
  • Cut the Johannesburg cardstock to 5"x10".
    Fold to form a base card that measures 5" x 5".
    Set it aside for now.

  • I used a 4 ½ x 4 ½ piece of the Bo Bunny cardstock in red for this next part.
    First cut the edges away so that you had just the red. (This paper has a distressed edge in contrasting color. I am saving the strips to use for borders elsewhere.)
    Use walnut stain distress ink and ink portions of a writing stamp.
    Stamp this onto your red cardstock.
    Use clear embossing powder over the ink and emboss it.

    Use Walnut Stain distress ink and shade the edge of the piece.
    Set aside.

  • I used Labels 2 from Spellbinders and my Cuttlebug to cut out and emboss two labels from the Bo Bunny cardstock.
    I chose the green and blue patterned paper for this.

    To use spellbinder dies in a cuttlebug, follow the directions included with every Spellbinders die.

  • Once the labels are cut out, use Tumbled Glass distress ink and edge both labels.

  • Adhere the larger label to the red 4 ½ x 4 ½ stamped piece.

  • Take your piece of ribbon and lay it across the top of the larger label and red cardstock and adhere the ribbon to the back side.

  • Adhere the red cardstock piece to your card.

  • Using mounting tape, adhere the smaller label over top of the ribbon and larger label on your card.

  • Add pearls to your card.

  • Take three small Prima paper roses and entwine them together (they each have a little wire)
    Glue the roses to the top of the smaller label on the center of your card.
    Carefully, take your stick pin and run it through the center of the roses and out the other side.

  • I attached a cap to the bottom of the stick pin.

    The caps don’t come with the stick pins; I got mine at a loval craft store.

I hope that you enjoyed this card and will try it! See you next time.

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