Friday, April 22, 2011

Let's take time to enjoy the... bloom

A recently new love of mine is combining stamps. Mostly I do that with sentiments and borders. Take one sentiment and add another to it, to create a whole new meaning.
In this case, I used only a part of a sentiment and than added another, as you can plainly see by the different font used.

Here is my spring card:

These are the challenges it's entered:

AUD Sentiment - Anything goes
Karen's Doodles - Lots of layers
Aly's - Baker's twine
Ann's Ceative Nook - Anything goes with technique
Cupcake Inspiration - Photo inspiration
Pile it on - Smells like rubber
Stamptacular - Magnolia-licious
Kaboodle Doodle - Spring/Easter
The Pink Elephant - color combo
Fussy and Fancy - Spring
Pixie Dust - Spring

Here's how I made it:

1.  Choose your papers and cut them to size:
In my case - the blue background paper is 14 X 11 cm (5.5" X 4.3")
The yellow paper is 9.5 X 6 cm (3.7" X 2.4")

2.  Choose your image, stamp it, color it, and cut a rectangle around it. Round the corners and distress around the edges.

3.  Choose a third paper for the punched border. Punch the border and cut it to be 2.5 cm wide (1")

4. Stamp your sentiment. Mine is composed from two different stamps. Draw a circle around it, cut and distress.

5.  With very sharp scissors cut small lines all around the circle

6. Now we put it all together - Unglued - just to see what it looks like. This is the time to make any changes you want.

7.  I liked my result,  and especially the circle being inserted underneath the other papers a little bit. So I held it firmly in place with one finger, while taking off everything else, and then marked the place with a pencil:

8.  Adding glue to the middle of the circle (careful not to glue the little slits we cut earlier), and glue it in place.

9.  Put glue on the yellow paper (the smaller one) and glue it in place, covering a bit of the circleed sentiment.

10. Add glue to the punched border, and glue it on top of the yellow paper. Make sure both tops are aligned. Cut off any excess of the border.

11. Add tiny dots of glue along the punched border - where you'll want your string to be.

12.  Attach your string and hold it in place for a few minutes, so it would stick.

13. Glue your colored stamped image on top

14.  Now tuck the edges of the string to the back side, and glue them there for a cleaner look

15. Almost done... Now fold up the tiny slits around the circle - where you an see them

16. And add glitter or dimention glue (or both) to those red shoes. I wanted to make them seem like lacquared shoes.

Now you're done. Glue your card on top of a folded card.



Rachel Hope said...

So sweet!!! Thanks for playing along with at Cupcake Inspirations this week!!!

Anonymous said...

Very clever to use 2 sentiment stamps. It turned out perfect!! Great sentiment with that stamp. Thanks so much for joining us this week at SSC.

Craftyanny said...

Cute as a button
Thanks for playing along with Karen's Doodles
Anne x

Denimo said...

Cute card Dailly! Love that sentiment!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Aud Sentiments. We hope to see you back for our next one!

Tinemor said...

So cute card! Love the sentiment!

Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Hugs ~ Tine

Crystal said...

very cute card! love the use of glossy accents on her shoes too! thanks for playing along with us at Pile It On! & hope to see you again soon! hugs

~*Joni said...

I agree with the sentiment - take time to enjoy the Bloom indeed! What a sweet tutorial, thank you for sharing this adorable Magnolia with us. Thank you for joining in on our Color theme at The Pink Elephant!
~*Joni TPE DT