Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy 2012!!!

It's a new year with a new mini catalog beginning in just a few days (January 4). This is my first card using new products from that mini -- it was for a 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog swap I did with some other demonstrators. Can't wait to see what everyone else made!!! I'm showing you a couple of different versions here -- the first was an "oops" . . . I inadvertently used some retired ribbon.

Here's the second version where I pulled out the old ribbon and wove the "legal" (current) ribbon back through. Gives it an entirely different look, doesn't it!

I used Early Espresso card stock for this card -- I think it also would look good -- maybe a little softer -- using Soft Suede card stock instead (and the Soft Suede 3/8" taffeta ribbon is current, so you could make the first version).


Stamp Set:
* Bordering on Romance**

* Early Espresso Classic & Craft Stampin’ Pads
* Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, and Pear Pizzazz Refills

* Early Espresso Card Stock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"; 5" x 3-3/4"; about 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" for die)
* Naturals White Card Stock (5-1/4" x 4"; about 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" for punch)
* Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (DSP)** (3-1/2" x 2" - 2 pcs.)

* Heat Tool
* Clear Embossing Powder
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
* Paper Doily Large Sizzlits Die**
* Early Espresso 3/8” Taffeta Ribbon (retired; second version uses Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon)
* 2-1/2” Circle Punch
* Aqua Painter
* Jewels – Basic Pearls
* SNAIL Adhesive
* Stampin’ Dimensionals
* Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

** 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog

(NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated, I used SNAIL Adhesive to assemble this card.)

1. Score 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card stock at 4-1/4"; fold away from scoreline to create card.

2. Use Early Espresso Craft Stampin' Pad to stamp flower image; emboss with Clear Embossing Powder. Use Aqua Painter and Refill Inks to paint flower petals (Blushing Bride), leaves (Pear Pizzazz), and flower centers (Early Espresso). Cut out image with 2-1/2" Circle Punch.

3. Use Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad to lightly distress edges of DSP, Naturals White card stock, and 2-1/2" Circle.

4. Adhere Naturals White card stock to front of card; layer Early Espresso over Naturals White. Adhere one piece of DSP near left side of Early Espresso, and one near right side. (Alternatively, you can cut one piece of DSP 4-3/4" x 3-1/2" and layer it over the Early Espresso card stock -- the main reason I did it this way was to conserve paper because I was making several cards and didn't want to run out.)

5. Use Big Shot and Sizzlit Die to cut Paper Doily from Early Espresso card stock. Use a large-eye needle to weave ribbon through openings in doily, leaving enough ribbon at each end to tie into a bow. Adhere to front of card with Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue. (NOTE: Apply glue only to the center part of the doily that will be covered by the 2-1/2" circle).

6. Use Stampin' Dimensionals to attach 2-1/2" Circle to center of doily. Apply small self-adhesive pearls to centers of each flower.

7. To finish this card, I cut a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Naturals White card stock and stamped a smaller image from the same stamp set in the lower right-hand corner. I then colored it with the same colors as the image on the front, and adhered it to the inside of the card.

And that's it! You're finished! You may purchase the items from the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog beginning on Wednesday, January 4.

Cath ;D

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