Today's card will feature a pansy-filled banner on a bed of white, tied with a ribbon and garnished with a delicate paper flower and a tag.
This project introduces the brand new Florabundance Peg Stamp Set from Rubber Stamp Tapestry and I am super excited to get started with this wonderful set. Let's make a card!
Stamps Used in This Project -
- "Thank YOU" Mini Peg Stamp
Supplies Used in This Project -
- Glue - I use Tombow MonoMultiTM Glue
- Paper Folder
- Small oval die or template
Papers (Card Stock) Used in This Project -
VersaColorTM Inks Used in This Project -
Embellishments Used in This Project -
- Embossing Folder
- Gold Paint Pen
- White GlazeTM Pen
- Paper Flower
- Ribbon - I used a transparent purple ribbon
- Starry NightTM Glitter Glue
Instructions for Making the Card Base -
Cut a piece of purple paper to measure 8.5 by 5.5 inches (for a standard A2 card). Fold the paper to make the card base. Set it aside for a moment.
Take a piece of white card stock and cut it to measure 4 inches by 5.25 inches. Take the gold paint pen and make a gold edge all around this piece of paper. Let the paint dry completely and then put the paper into your embossing folder and run it through the die cut machine.
Then tie a piece of the purple ribbon around the white panel and glue the resulting ensemble to the folded A2 card base.
Instructions for Collage Elements -
The simplicity of this card gives it a certain freshness. We're going to make three collage elements to attach to the card base. First, we'll make a floral banner. Then we'll make a sentiment tag. And last, we'll add two little triangular embellishments just to add a little interest.
Making the Floral Banner -
Take a piece of white card stock and cut it to measure 1.75 inches by 5 inches. Then make a pencil mark in the center of the strip of paper, about .75-inch from the end of the paper. Draw marks from this dot to both corners of the paper strip.
Cut out the resulting triangle, to make a two-point banner.
Now let's stamp it. What makes this really handy is that I'm simply following the suggested inks from the package. Sweet.
Stamp the Mini Pansies in violet ink.
Stamp the Mini Pansies again, this time in burgundy ink.
Stamp the Mini Flower Group in pink ink.
Stamp the Tiny Leaf in olive ink.
Stamp the Tiny Sprig in green tea ink.
Now that we're finished stamping the banner, let the inks dry and then use the gold paint pen to make a gold edge around the banner.
Once the paint is dry, glue the stamped banner to a piece of purple card stock. Then trim the purple paper until you're left with a thin purple border.
Let's go ahead and glue the banner to the card base. Now we're going to make the tag.
Making the Sentiment Tag -
Cut a piece of the violet paper to measure 1-5/8 inches by 1-1/16 inches. Using the white ink pad, stamp a background of Mini Pansies and Tiny Sprig stamps.
Then use the white GlazeTM pen to make a white border around the tag. Set this piece aside for now.
Then take a small piece of purple paper and prepare to stamp the sentiment. Using white ink, stamp "thank YOU." Then, using an oval punch or die, cut an oval with the sentiment positioned in the center of the paper.
Use the white GlazeTM pen to make a dotted border around the sentiment.
Then glue the purple oval to the rectangular violet paper.
For now, set the tag aside and get ready to make the third collage element, the triangle-shaped bits of paper.
Making the Triangular Embellishments -
Take the pink paper and cut two small triangles to match the shape of the tips of the banner you made earlier. You can use the banner to trace onto the pink paper or you can just free-form it. Once you have the pink triangles, place them in an embossing folder and run them through the die cut machine.
Then use the gold paint pen to make a gold edge around both of the triangles. You can go ahead and glue them to the card base, using the ribbon as a guide.
Adding the Embellishments -
Using another piece of the ribbon, tie a bow. Using the Tombow MonoMultiTM glue, put a dab of glue on the back of the ribbon and let the glue dry, which will make the ribbon removable.
Once the glue is dry, attach the ribbon to the card. Then attach the paper flower, nestling it into the bow.
Last, attach the thank-you tag by nestling it under the flower-decked bow. If you like, finish off the card by garnishing it with a bit of glitter glue. Starry NightTM glitter glue is perfect.
That's it folks. Your card is finished!
I'm glad you joined me in making this delicate floral card. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
Join me in a couple of weeks for another tutorial. We plan to make a birthday card using Polynesian Arbor Peg Stamp Set. Until then, enjoy life to the fullest and, as always, Happy Stamping from Rubber Stamp Tapestry!
Renee Britt Lewis, Contributing Writer