Thursday, May 20, 2010


Earth Elements - Not Quite Navy

This is the second card that I made for the Earth Elements swap. This one took a little bit more time, but it was well worth the effort! I found inspiration for this card from the layout of this card by Renee Van Stralen.

Stamps: En Francais, Heard From the Heart
Cardstock: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Scallop Border Punch, Daisies Flower #2 Die, Big Shot, Scorpal, Whisper White Organza Ribbon

The card base is Whisper White cut at 4 ½ in. x 11 in. and scored at 5 ½ in., 1 ¼ in., 5 ¼ in., and 4 7/8 in. To do this on the Scorpal is a little tricky. All the following scores are done with the 11 in. edge of the cardstock against the top of the Scorpal. The cardstock will be moved from left to right or right to left only. Score the 5 ½ in. first. Then move your 5 ½” score line into the groove for 4 ¼ in. and score in the 4 in. line (this gives you the 5 ¼ in. dimension). Then move the score you just did to the 3 1/8 in. groove and score in the 3 in. line (this gives you the 4 7/8 in. dimension). Then line up the left edge of your cardstock with the 3 in. line and score in the 4 ¼ in. line. Now all of your scoring is done and you have your decorative lines on the card front.
Use the sentiment from Heard From the Heart with Not Quite Navy ink and stamp below the 1 ¼ in. score line at the bottom of the card. The Not Quite Navy cardstock is cut at 4” x 4 ¼” and both edges are punched with the Scallop Border Punch. The Sahara Sand cardstock is cut at 3” x 4 ¼”, and the Whisper White cardstock is cut at 2 7/8” x 4 ¼”.
Place the En Fraincais background stamp on the table rubber side up. Ink up the En Francais background stamp with Not Quite Navy ink and place your Whisper White panel on top of the rubber. Cover the cardstock with a scrap piece of paper and rub over the top of the cardstock with your fingers. Be careful to make sure the cardstock does not move under the scrap paper. Remove the scrap paper and turn over the stamp and let your Whisper White cardstock fall off the stamp. (This is a way to get a good image with a background stamp without smudging the image when you try to remove it from the stamp). Adhere this to the Sahara Sand panel and add your Whisper White Organza ribbon, then adhere these panels to the Not Quite Navy panel.
To finish it off I used the Daisies Flower #2 die to cut one large flower and one small flower from Night of Navy cardstock, and one large flower from some scrap Whisper White cardstock that was stamped with the En Francais background stamp in Night of Navy ink. The flowers were all sprayed with a combination of rubbing alcohol and shimmer paint to create a form of glimmer mist. I created this set of swaps before the summer mini was released with it's wonderful Smooch Spritz, so I won't have to mix up alcohol and shimmer paint again to get a wonderfully glittery spray. These were adhered together and adhered to the stamped En Francais panel with the ribbon. A large brad from the Silver Hodgepodge Hardware kit was used to finish off the center of the flower. These panels are adhered to the card front and you’re done! What do you think? Come back tomorrow to see a great project using the Extra Large Bird Punch.