Virginia is back today with another fabulous card making tutorial, once again featuring Lisa Graham’s fun Bloobel images. As always, thanks to Virginia for creating the project and sharing it with us!
I made this card for my son’s upcoming wedding. My plan was to make an elegant card, all fancy and pretty. But that all changed when Barb sent me the newest group of Bloobel Stamps. When I seen See More Good and Twinkletoes I knew my plan for an elegant wedding card was going out the window.
This is what I came up with.
White Card Stock – 1 pc @ 16” x 5 1/2”
Background Paper – 1 pc @ 7” x 4 7/8” cut in half to make 2 pcs @ 3 1/2” x 4 7/8”
Black Paper – 1 pc @ 7 3/4” x 5”
2 pcs @ 3 3/4” x 5 1/8”
Lime Green Card Stock – 1 pc @ 7 1/2” x 4 3/4”
1 pc @ 1 3/4” x 2 1/4”
Black Card Stock – 1 pc @ 3” x 3”
Scraps of White Card Stock and Black Paper for Sentiment Words, Metallic Purple for Ferns
Rubber Stamps: Bloobel – “See More Good” and “Twinkletoes”
Virginia England’s – Funky Flowers #7 and #9
BoBunny – “Congratulations”
Inkadinkado – “Dance to Your Own Music”
The Crafters Workshop Stencil – Flower Frenzy TCW157
Spellbinders Die Set – Ferns S2-197
Gel Press Plate
Acrylic Paints – Blue Purple, Lime Green, Red Purple
Neon Green Stamp Pad
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Seedless Preserves
Low Odor Mineral Spirits
Black StazOn Ink Pad
Foam Craft Sheet
Stylus – Small and Medium
Round Corner Punch
Clear Embossing Powder
Score the 16” x 5 1/2” at 4” and 12” on the long side.
I don’t have pics for the background paper. But I made it using the Gelli Press Plate and The Crafters Workshop Stencil Flower Frenzy. You can watch Barbs video on Gelli Press printing.
Cut the 7” x 4 7/8” piece in half so you have 2 pcs @ 3 1/2” x 4 7/8”. Using ScorTape layer the pieces onto the 3 3/4” xx 5 1/8” Black Paper.
Using ScorTape layer the 7 1/2” x 4 3/4” Lime Green Card Stock onto the 7 3/4” x 5” Black Paper. Attach to the inside of the card using ScorTape.
Using a Scrap piece of Lime Green Card Stock, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Seedless Preserves and the Inkadinkado “Dance” Stamp, stamp the image and Emboss using clear Embossing Powder. Trim to fit the Sentiment. Round off corners using the Round Corner Punch. Layer onto Black Paper and trim leaving approx 1/16” border.
Using StazOn Black Ink Pad, stamp out BoBunny “Congratulations” sentiment onto White Card Stock. Print out “on”, “Your” and “Marriage” in different Fonts on White Card Stock using your computer. Color in the text using Purple and Blue pencils. Cut out the Words and Distress the edges of the word tags using the Neon Green Ink. Layer the Words Tags onto Black Paper. Trim leaving approximately 1/16” border.
Score 1/2” in on 3 sides of the 3” x 3” Black Card Stock. Cut off corners where the score lines cross. Fold on the score lines. Using ScorTape attach the 1 3/4” x 2 1/4” Lime Green Card Stock to the Front of the Pocket.
Stamp out one image each of Bloobels “See More Good” and “Twinkletoes”.
Color the images using Colored Pencils. I used Purples, Oranges and Greens. Blend Colors using the Blending Stubby dipped in Low Odor Mineral Spirits.
Cut out images and glue to Black Card Stock. Cut out images leaving a narrow border.
Using the Foam Craft Sheet and Stylus add dimension to the eyes of the images.
Stamp out 7 images of Virginia England’s Funky Flower #9. Color Images using Colored Pencils. I used Greens, Blues and Yellows. Blend colors using Blending Stubby and Low Odor Mineral Spirits. Add some Dots using a Pitt Pen. Cut out Images and glue to Black Paper, then cut out images leaving a narrow border.
Add dimension using Foam Craft Sheet and Stylus.
Stamp out 2 images of Virginia England’s Funky Flower #7 and color using Colored Pencils. I used Greens, Yellows and Gray. Blend Colors using Blending Stubby and Low Odor Mineral Spirits. Cut out images and glue to Black Paper. Cut out Images leaving a narrow border.
Add dimension using Foam Craft Sheet and Stylus.
Using Clear Glue add Clear Glitter to the Petal of the Flowers
Assemble the inside of the Card. Decide where you want the sentiment pieces to go. Attach “Pocket”, 2 of the #9 Funky Flowers and the Sentiment pieces using ScorTape.
Apply a dab of white Glue to the bottoms of the images, except for Twinkletoes only the Foam Tape will be used on this image.
Attach Foam Tape to the Left side only of the “Dance” sentiment piece.
Using ScorTape attach the two layered Background Paper pieces to the font of the card. Arrange the five #9 Funky Flowers to your liking. Attach to card.
Attach the two #7 Funky Flowers.
Cut out 7 Ferns using the Spellbinders Fern Set. Arrange them on the card to your liking. Attach using a dab of white glue at the bottom of the stems. You can substitute another stamp or shape here instead of the ferns.
Attach “See More Good” and “Twinkletoes” making sure to overlap the hands on each image at the center of the card.
Attach the “Dance” sentiment to the right flap of the card.