Spring Card in Vellum Envelope

Spring Card in Vellum Envelope

This card reminds me of a spring roll because it's green and has a vellum envelope.

Stamps Used

Supplies Used

Additional Supplies

  • Cardstock – White
  • Cardstock – Chartreuse
  • Cardstock – Grey
  • Vellum
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Ribbon – Satin, Chartreuse
  • Embossing Folder
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities Small Standard Circles (S4-116)
  • Die – Momenta Birds Flying on Branch (36610)
  • Die – Momenta Branch Heart/Bird (35080)
  • Die – Waffle Flower A2 Layers Die (310282)
  • Die – Waffle Flower Additional A2 Layers Die (310380)

Instructions

The first thing that we will do is prepare our paper. We need an A2 gate fold 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 at 2-1/8″ and 6-3/8″. If you’re using a Scor-Pal these are marked at the top with solid blue dots. Now, you have a gate fold base!

For the other cuts you’ll need:

  • Cardstock – White, cut to 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ and then cut in two at the 4-1/4″ mark, plus enough for a small die cut.
  • Cardstock – Chartreuse, cut to 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ and then cut in two at the 4-1/4″ mark, plus two more  pieces that are 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  • Cardstock – Grey, enough for a small die cut.
  • Vellum – cut to 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ and then cut in two at the 4-1/4″ mark, plus scraps

Dry emboss the piece of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4 of white cardstock and then cut in half on the short side at 2-1/8″ (or you can cut first then emboss). Adhere the embossed panel to each of the gates with tape.  

Apply a piece of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ chartreuse cardstock to the back of the card base to stenthen the card as the gates will be heavy.

On the vellum stamp the Mini Sassafras Right Peg Stamp in Vivid Chartreuse ink along the border of the vellum. Do this for both pieces. Stamp the Tiny Reticulate Leaf in Leaf Green ink, alternating between where you stamped the sassafras. Stamp on both pieces of vellum. Stamp the Ivy Heart Ivy in Prickly Pear ink, rounding out the border. Stamp the Mini Umbel Berries in Potting Soil ink, alternating around the border and filling in with it here and there.

Create a narrow border for the vellum gates by using a rectangular die that’s just a bit narrower than the width of the chartreuse panels. Tape the die down using Purple Tape, run through Big Shot, then move the die down to cut out the other section of the cardstock. If you have a long die that will do this without having to move it, use that.

Apply glue using a fine tip applicator to the border cardstock. then lay the stamped vellum good side down on top of the chartreuse border. Because the border is so thin it will be easy for it to go wonky, so the less you move it the better. Trim off any excess vellum. Do this for both sides (gates).

Glue both to the embossed gates of the card, paying attention not to over lap where the doors meet so that they open and close with ease. You can always trim the outside of the card, so line up near the doors first.

Using the two waffle Flower Ar die sets die cut a gray piece of cardstock and then a chartreuse one that’s just a slight bit smaller and then a white die cut that’s just a slight bit smaller that the chartreuse. By mixing the two die sets tou can get clean cuts that feature a narrow difference in with. If you use just one set your overlap width will be a lot wider. I wanted just a touch of grey and a touch of green in this case. Glue the green die cut to the grey. Stamp the “Enjoy the little things,” sentiment to the left side of the white die cut in Morning Mist ink. Stamp above the sentiment the Tiny Reticulate Leaf in Leaf Green ink, again in Vivid Chartreuse, and again in Prickly Pear (cleaning between each color). Stamp the Mini Umbel Berries in Potting Soil in on top of the three leaves you just stamped. Adhere that to the chartruese die cut with glue.

Apply scrap vellum to the backside of the die cuts with glue.

Cut a piece of ribbon the same width of the card and notch each end. Place the sentiment placard over the ribbon in the center of the gates. Keeping in in place adhere the ribbon to the placard on the back with glue, then apply craft tape to the back on the ribbon and paper and adhere to the front of the card. You want to make sure that only half of the placard is ahered to the card front (on the left gate) so you are still able top oen the card without anything sticking together.

Now, on the right hand section of the placard, glue down the die cuts. You’ll glue down the Stem first, then glue down the bird and the other little sprigs. Add a drop of Nuvo Drops in the eye of the bird.

To create the envelope cut a piece of vellum to 8″ x 8″ and follow the instructions on the Scor-Envi to create the envelope. I did punch the flap with the 1″ corner punch.

Now, to seal the envelope you can make a sticker! On a piece of white cardstock trace a circle die of your choice. Inside the traced area stamp the Mini Sassafras Leaf in Fern Leaf at the base of the circle twice with the stems together. Stamp the Tiny Reticulate  Stamp in Leaf Green ink three times on either side and in the middle of the Sassafras Leaf. Stamp the Mini Heart Vine in Vivid Chartreuse ink. Stamp the Mini baby Bird in Potting Soil and the  by die cutting a round die from a piece of Scor-Tape Paper. I decorated the sticker by stamping the Mini Baby Bird in Tiny Sweet Birdie in the same ink in the top of the greenery. Then, stamp the Mini Umbel Berries at the top with umbel facing downward like an umbrella over the birds. Stamp it again in Fern Green and Leaf Green. Erase the pencil lines and very lighly brush on potting soil ink around the circle. Cut down the stamped cardstock a bit and place it on a scrap of a Scor-Tape Sheet. Place a circle die over the stamped area and cut out. Now you have a sticker for your envelope!

 

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