- Cardstock – White
- Cardstock – Navy Blue
- Paper Trimmer
- Die – CottageCutz Stitched Circles Basic – 3-3/8″
- Die – Spellbinders Labels Four
- Embossing Folder
- Paint Pen – Silver
- Colored Pencil – Prismacolor Premier, Metallic Gold
- Colored Pencil – Prismacolor Premier, Yellowed Orange
- Colored Pencil – Prismacolor Premier, Burnt Ocher
- Anti-Static Powder
- Heat Tool
- Ribbon – Blue
- Big Shot Plus
The first thing that we will do is prepare our paper. We need an A2 base
in white cardstock. So, to make the base cut an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of
cardstock in the middle at the 5-1/2″ mark on the long side. Then take
one of those pieces and place on a paper scoring board and score in the
middle on the long edge at 4-1/4″. Now, you have a base!
For the other cuts you’ll need:
- Cardstock – in navy blue cut to 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ and extra for small die cut.
- Cardstock -in white cut to 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ and extra for small die cut.
- Cardstock – in white cut to 8″ x 8″ for the envelope.
Place the circle die on the blue cardstock so that you have an even spacing from the top and sides. Tape down with purple tape and run through die cutting machine.
Place the die cut blue cardstock on top of a piece of scrap paper and paint the edge of the circle and the perimeter of the card with a paint pen.You can use a ruler for the perimeter. Lay the ruler along the edge and run the paint pen down the ruler.
Emboss the blue cardstock with your favorite embossing folder and do the same with one of the pieces of white cardstock.
Die cut the smaller Labels Four die in blue cardstock and the larger in white cardstock. Rub anti-static powder, or a dryer sheet on the blue label. Mount and ink up the sentiment in VersaMark ink and stamp onto the blue label. Sprinkle with silver embossing powder and using the tweezers to hold the label, melt with the heat tool. Glue the blue label to the white label.
On the other piece of white cardstock, trace the blue circle die piece left over from cutting the circle on the card front. Considering how the bough of flowers will lay across your circle and being mindful to include more foliage where the bough of flowers meets the blue cardstock, stamp across the circle. Keep in mind that when stamping for fussy cutting you want to connect all your stamping so that cutting is seamless with no awkward gaps. You’ll use blue, purple, and pink ink to stamp the flowers and green ink to stamp the leaves and sprig. Fussy cut the floral bough.
Place the floral bough behind the blue cardstock and rotate until it looks good and adhere with clear tape. Glue the sentiment panel to the front of the card at the bottom of the circle, but a bit upward into the circle.
On the piece of cardstock that you stamped the floral bough, stamp the Big Robin in brown ink. Color in using the colored pencils listed above. Cut out the bird, then glue it to the sentiment label, or anywhere it looks best.
Apply foam tape to the back of the card and adhere to the white card base. Tie and adhere a bow just under the sentiment.
To make the envelope, grab your Scor-Pal and Scor-Envi. Place a piece of 8″ x 8″ cardstock against the Scor-Envi (paper will be at a 45 degree angle) and score at 3″ and 9″. Rotate the paper. Rotate counter clockwise once and score at 3-3/14″ and 8-1/4″. Then clip the triangles ad fold on the score lines, glue where appropriate. You can stamp the flowers on the flap of the envelope.