July 21, 2011 at 5:44 pm (Insect and Critter Cards, Occasions)
Tags: accordian fold cards, accordion fold cards, birthday card ideas, butterfly card ideas, card ideas, card making, card making craft, card making crafts, card making ideas, card making projects, card making tutorial, card making tutorials, hand made greeting cards
This card just feels like spring and summer! With its colorful butterflies and swirling designs, Butter fly Gardens is a fun accordion card to make and give to the special people in your life.
MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS CARD:
TO MAKE THIS CARD
- Fold the 6″ x 12″ cardstock into thirds as illustrated in Fig 1 in Accordion Fold Card Making Instructions.
- VARIATION on Fig 2. Cut the angle from the top left hand corner accross all three sections of the card as shown in the photo below.
3. Using the Butterfly Beauties clear rubber stamps, ink the butterfly designs using 2-3 ink colors. Simply ink a portion of the butterfly in the first color, then in the darker color, ink the remainder of the design allowing the colors to blend together where they meet. Stamp 3-4 of each of 3-4 butterflies in this manner on scrap cardstock. Cut them out close to the design and glue to the top edge of the card. Be sure that your butterflies do not overlap the folds of the card, just the top edge.
4. Turn the card over and decorate the center portion of the card so the butterflies in that section have a front and a back. This will give you a completed card front when it is all folded together as well as when it is opened completely.
5. Select fun sayings from the Live Well clear stamp set to add to each section of the inside of the card, on the front stamp your Birthday Sentiment .
July 5, 2011 at 11:45 pm (Card making Tutorials, Random Cards)
Tags: card making, card making crafts, card making ideas, card making projects, card making tutorial, hand made greeting cards, thank you cards
A fun new idea for using tags in your card making crafts! This card features 3 coordinating tags that work together to convey heartfelt thanks to the recipient! A little fun wire along the top helps hold everything together with a little fun and lots of room for variations!
MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS CARD:
- TRIO Card Making Template
- Garden BoxClear Stamp Set
- Mega Thanks Clear Stamp Set
- Timeless Tags Clear Stamp Set
- Dark Green, Brown, and white Cardstock
- Green ink or embossing powder and embossing ink
- Yellow and Brown Ink or chalk for coloring
- Black or gray ink for stamping
- Gold Craft Wire
- 3-d sticky foam squares
TO MAKE A CARD USING THIS TEMPLATE
- Prepare card according to the TRIO Card Making Template instructions.
- Using the Timeless Tags Clear Stamp Set stamp 3 tags on white paper in black ink. Color the tags with yellow ink or chalk. Color in the reinforcement image with brown chalk. Mat and trim as needed. Punch out the hole in the top of the tag using an eyelet setter or hole punch.
- Using a dark green water based marker ink the first two letters “th” in the word thanks on the Mega Thanks Clear Stamp set. Stamp (and emboss if desired). On the next tag ink the letters “an” and stamp. Repeat the process on the third tag with the last two letters “ks”.
- Using the Garden Box Clear Stamp set choose a flower to position under the Mega Thanks letters. Ink only the part of the stamp that will fit on the tag so the stem does not extend beyond the tag image. Emboss if you are embossing.
- Lay out tags on the card front so you know how far to space each one. Secure with 3-d Sticky squares. Be sure to keep the hole in the tag free for wire.
- Taking the craft wire, thread it through the center tag leaving lots of length on both sides. Twist in place. Thread one end through the first tag and twist to secure curling the wire as desired. Do the same with the other end of the wire for the last tag.
- Add a sentiment or thought inside your card or leave it blank for a finished project!
March 11, 2009 at 4:51 am (Card making Tutorials, Cards, Nature, Tips and Tricks)
Tags: card making, card making ideas, clear stamps, hand made greeting cards, rubber stamping, rubber stamping ideas, rubber stamps
I saw this rubber stamping and inking technique and absolutely loved it! It is easy to do and only takes a few minutes to design your stamped eye catcher. Completed with a corner rounder, embellishments and the Basic Card Making Layout, making this card is a delightful and refreshing take on rubber stamping.
You will only need one stamp – a tree such as one found in Winter Trees. This set of clear stamps hosts four different tree designs ranging in size and fullness giving you lots of choices for your desired effects. You will also need some pigment ink, clear embossing powder, a heat gun, and an array of regular inks used for rubber stamping. You will also need a dry makeup sponge or a brayer to apply color.
STEP ONE – The Tree
Stamp your Tree in a dark color such as brown. Be sure to position the tree slightly to one side of your paper. Clean your stamp and then stamp a second time – directly over the first impression – with embossing ink. Clear rubber stamps are ideas for this as you can see exactly where you are placing your embossing ink. Emboss your tree with clear embossing powder.
STEP TWO – The Sky
Choose a tool to apply ink – either a dry sponge or a brayer – and load it with your pigment stamping ink. Start at the top of the design using blue and draw the ink across the paper so that it begins to fade the closer you come to your horizon. If you are using a sponge simply sponge the top first and work you way downward so the color fades away.
STEP THREE – The Hills
Tear a piece of scrap paper unevenly to create your hills. (Scrap paper used in the photo’s is green) Place over your design so the area just above your horizon shows. Begin with a dark color of ink such as a gray blue or gray green. Using your dry sponge (be sure to use a clean corner or a new sponge) press color onto the design starting from the edge of the torn paper and upward toward the sky. This will give the appearance of a mist in the background. Do not go all the way across the design. Do three layers of hills using consecutively lighter colors the closer you come to the foreground.
STEP FOUR – The Golden Path
Create the path using a honey yellow or light brown and ink – using the sponge – along the base of the card. Finish the path using a darker color of ink to fill in the bottom corner.
STEP FIVE – Finishing the card
Embellish your design as you desire. You may wish to stamp a saying in an open area of your newly created misty landscape or embellish with ribbons, tags or even buttons. Mat the design and mount onto your card using the Basic Card Making Template.
With 5 easy steps you have designed the eye catching design for one of your most fabulous rubber stamping project – a Cheerful Mist Card Making Craft!