Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Butterfly Bouquet Blog Hop March 2021

 



Today I am hopping with demonstrators from all over the world in:




You can never have enough butterflies, can you??!! The DSP is gorgeous, the stamp set is beautiful and there are so many dies! What more could you want?

Alisa Tilsner made a video (https://youtu.be/Xy74T1li6Foon this fun fold card and I hope I have done it justice!




Card Measurements

Card base:   23cm x 21cm

1st layer:    20.5cm x 6.5cm (left side front)

                  20cm x 7.5cm (right side front)

Inner layer:    20.5cm x 9.5cm

DSP for butterflies




Instructions

  • Using a pencil mark the top of the card base at 7.5cm and 15cm
  • Using a pencil mark the bottom of the card base at 6.5cm and 16.5cm
  • Using a pencil mark 2.5cm from the top of the card base on each side edge
  • Score from 7.5cm on top of card base to 6.5cm on bottom of card base
  • Score from 15cm on top of card base to 16.5cm on bottom of card base
  • Cut from 7.5cm score line to 2.5cm mark on left side edge of card base
  • Cut from 15cm score line to 2.5cm mark on right side edge of card base
  • With card base in closed position (both front panels folded), cut off excess at bottom so bottom edge is straight to make card stand up
  • Cut 1st layer for each front of card base so it is 0.5cm smaller than the front panel (As the DSP for this suite is 15.2cm x 15.2cm, I joined two pieces for each front panel)
  • Cut inner layer so it is 0.5cm smaller than the inside back of the card base
  • Adhere 1st layers to appropriate front panels of card base
  • Adhere inner layer to inside back of card base
  • Using Brilliant Wings dies cut out butterflies from Butterfly Bijou DSP
  • Adhere butterflies to left hand front panel of card base using dimensionals
  • Adhere butterflies to right hand front panel of card base (optional)
  • Adhere butterfly to inner layer
  • To hold card closed I adhered another butterfly (using dimensionals on right wing) to right hand front panel of card base so the left wing (without dimensionals) overlapped the left hand front panel of card base




Make sure you check out all the other gorgeous projects for some fantastic inspiration by clicking on the names listed below. You are currently with Deb Macdowell - Inkstability.



Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!

Cheers
Deb xx

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Monday, 1 March 2021

Enjoy the Moment Oh So Ombre

 



Even when you have been making cards for quite a long time (years) there is still no guarantee that you will get it right! I often say the best cards come from a mistake but in this instance the opposite is true! Sometimes a mistake is just that!

I have chosen to show this card anyway as nobody is perfect. Normally I would have made another one but this time I thought I would show you the 'mistake'. 

When you don't let your glue dry properly (even after warning others to make sure they do) you end up with embossing powder in places you don't want it on your card. To me this looks like there is heaps of pollen in the air (my preferred excuse 😜) or there is a swarm of midges! The other thing I did wrong was holding the card with the strips horizontal when tipping the embossing powder on which allows the embossing powder to stick to the joins more easily.



Card Measurements

Card base:    29.7cm x 10.5cm scored at 14.9cm and folded

1st layer:    14.5cm x 10cm

2nd layer:    14cm x 9.5cm

3rd layer:    15.2cm x 15.2cm cut into 1cm strips

Inner layer:    14.5cm x 10cm

Pre-made sentiment from Many Messages stamp set and Messages die

Instructions

  • Adhere 1cm strips to 2nd layer alternating their direction
  • Trim excess strips from 2nd layer
  • Stamp image/s using versamark on 3rd layer (strips)
  • Add embossing powder and heat set
  • Adhere 2nd layer to 1st layer
  • Adhere 1st layer to front of card base
  • Adhere spare strip to right hand side of inner layer
  • Adhere inner layer to inside back of card base
  • Adhere sentiment using dimensionals



Are you brave enough to show me your card 'mistakes'? Add a picture of your card 'mistake' to the comments! 

Thanks for popping by.

Cheers
Deb xx


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Friday, 26 February 2021

Blossoms In Bloom 2

 



Another almost stamp free card! 

Using Many Layered Blooms I die cut the thicker outline for this card. The sentiment was from my stash (see my post from 24th February 2021).



Card Measurements

Card base:    21cm x 14.9cm scored at 10.5cm and folded

1st layer:    14.5cm x 10cm

Inner layer:    14.5cm x 10cm

Scrap for die cut and sentiment from stash

Instructions

  • Die cut flowers outline from scrap
  • Colour die cut using ink pads and water painters
  • Adhere die cut to 1st layer
  • Using fine tip glue pen highlight centers of large flowers
  • Adhere sentiment using dimensionals
  • Adhere stars and heart die cuts (from stash)
  • Adhere 1st layer to front of card base
  • Adhere small flowers to inner layer
  • Adhere inner layer to inside back of card base



Cheers
Deb xx

Next post:    Monday 1st March 2021


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