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SPRING AWAKENING BIRTHDAY CARD – STEP X STEP

 

Linda has made this pretty little card using the TSC Springtime papers. Here, she shows you step x step, how to make it.

Hi Linda here. I have had lots of fun layering these beautiful papers to create interest on this feminine birthday card.

 

Materials:

2 pieces of Spring Awakening SA H03 patterned paper 12” x 7”

Cream cardstock

Manorhouse Creations Cottage Garden Bird Song Flower

Manorhouse Creations medium leaves x 3

Ranger Distress Ink – Antique Linen

Sponge Dauber

Cream Seam Binding

Memento London Fog Ink

Birthday Sentiment Stamp – mine is from Stamp-It Set sis046

Kaisercraft Pearls

Distressing Tool

Craft Knife

Small fine tipped scissors

Adhesives – double sided tape and foam dots.

Instructions:

Step 1 – Gather together the above mentioned supplies for your card.

Step 2 – Cut 4mm off the long edge of the patterned paper…along the top graph line.

Step 3 – Cut the patterned paper piece so you have the floral accent piece on it, 20cm x 10.5cm.

 

Step 4 – Cut card base from cream cardstock, score and fold. Ink the edges of card base with Antique Linen Distress Ink.

 

Step 5 – Cut 2 pieces of the blue plaid pattern 10.5cm x 4cm. Ink and distress 3 edges of these pieces and adhere to the sides of the card base.

 

Step 6 – Trim around the scalloped edge at both ends of the 20cm x 10.5cm piece and distress the scalloped edges.

 

Step 7 – Using your craft knife trim out the inverted scallop centre of the floral motif and mark the top of this piece with pencil. (To help when stamping sentiment later).

 

Step 8 – Fussy cut the top layer of the flower arrangement.

 

Step 9 – Add foam dots to back of scallop edge layer and adhere to card base.

 

Step 10 – Add foam dots to fussy cut piece and adhere to card base. Lift up the leaves for added dimension.

 

Step 11 – Stamp the sentiment on the inverted scallop circle piece. Ink the edges of the sentiment piece and adhere to the centre of the floral motif with foam dots.

 

 

Step 12 – Adhere 3 leaves, a messy seam binding bow and a Cottage Garden Bird Song Flower.

 

Step 13 – Add a row of pearls below your sentiment and a cluster of pearls to the top right of your card.

 

Step 14 – Pop your finished card in a DL size envelope and send off to a dear friend to make their day.