Sunday, 28 February 2016

Flower Wreath Mothers Day Card

I had an accident a few weeks ago and haven't been able to craft much and was planning on making some cards on my Cricut Explore but Design Space was down or playing up so I ended up in a strop as I was frustrated and ordered some supplies from Stampin Up. I wanted (well needed) to make cards that used minimal physical effort as my back and left arm hurt and I'm left handed and didn't want to aggrivate my back. This is one of the cards I made, along with another that I'll post after. 

List of items used:
Hardwood stamp - Stampin Up
Petite Petals stamps & matching punch - Stampin Up
Ink pads in Bermuda bay, calypso coral, Sahara sand - Stampin Up
Calypso coral cars stock - Stampin up
Ink pads in mustard seed and spiced marmalade - Tim Holtz distress ink 
Kraft Card - Crafters Companion
Centura pearl Snow White card - Crafters Companion
Pink vinyl - Cricut Vinyl Sampler 
White cardstock - unsure of brand 
Mothers Day words from Cricut Mothers Day 2015 digital cartridge (cut using my Cricut Explore)
Circle cut using my Cricut Explore using the basic shapes
Glue (I used collall all purpose and silicone glue)
I cut the coral card 5 inches by 10 inches and scored the 10 inch side at 2.5 either end so I had a gate fold card.

I cut 2 pieces of Kraft card to just under 5 inches by just under 2.5 inches. I think inked the hardwood stamp with Sahara sand and placed my card directly onto the stamp and rubbed (I didn't have a acrylic block big enough for the stamp but liked using this method) 

I glued these Kraft card pieces onto the two flaps of the card. 

I stamped the flower onto Centura pearl in Bermuda bay and calypso coral. I then mixed it up by stamping in the mustard seed ink, and then going ontop with the marmalade colour to give a two tone look. 

As ink doesn't seep into the Centura pearl card, I had to wait sometime for the ink to dry so it didn't smudge. Once dry I punched them out using the matching punch.

I cut a 4 inch circle from white card and stuck the Mothers Day vinyl wording to the middle (this was cut to 2.5 inches wide). Next I used silicone glue to stick the flowers round the outside, layering them up so none of the circle edge showed.

I stuck the circle to the left flap.

To go with the card I made an envelope using the Stampin up envelope paper using my Cricut Explore. I love the paper as its just the right weight and double sided with a lovely pattern on one side. 

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