It was such a lovely image, but delicate and small so I wanted it to really pop! Literally! I wanted a rose, something to make it interactive and a statement piece. So I found three dies that would set my image apart.
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Color Theme: Reds, Fuchsia, Green & Black
Start building up your card.
You will need to die cut your flowers first. Use the Cheapo Die: Rose, as well as black and fuchsia cardstock for this. First die cut the rose outline out in black (7x's). Then place the die cutting side down on the fuchsia cardstock and trace all around.
Now that you have your guide for the rose all penciled in adhere the black outline inside of the tracing. You will then cut all along the outside of the black outline. I would have used a quilting technique, but this particular dies has lines that do not fully close the image.
Let's begin working on the sentiment. For this cut out a 1/2" strip of white cardstock. I stamped out my sentiment using individual wood block letter stamps I had found for $1. I stamped out, "A Note To Say..." and made a fishtail banner at the and. I then crumpled up the banner some and used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to give the paper more of an aged and distressed look.
Now you will begin to assemble the background to the cover. I chose a wonderful rose pattern that really fit my concept. Using Lawn Fawn's Scalloped Rectangle Stackable Dies I die cut black cardstock (4 x 5 1/4") and the floral print (3 9/16 x 4 3/4"). Next adhere the floral print to the black background using double sided foam tape and set aside for later.
For the sentiment I decided on a speech bubble because the stamped image gave me that feel of a young lady raising her hand and waving and saying, "Hi!" I began by die cutting out the speech bubble in white cardstock and the "hi" in black. Then embossed the speech bubble with a polkadot pattern. Using a glue pen adhere the sentiment to the bubble.
You will fold away from you in a mountain fold. Next you will fold the diagonals away from you (valley fold). This will create a frog like image.
The cut has a hole at the center that allows you to align the fold of the cut along the fold of the card. I maintained in placed and folded down one side to add glue onto the triangular section and repeated it by folding upwards on the other side.
Using double sided tape add to both pieces along the little tab. alight the tabs so that one is at the top and the other at the bottom and attache. Once attached you will fold in the middle away from you and the two sides towards you.
Align the pop-up base in the center by using the hole in the mechanism as a guide. Then fold in the sides to reveal the two tabs you will apply glue away from the fold. Allow to dry.
While the glue is drying on the inside you can work to apply your card background on the front using liquid glue or if you prefer, double sided tape.
Using one of the flowers created earlier you will adhere a set of leaves to it along the right side.
This is how it should appear once complete.
Adhere the rose by using foam tape on the back. Make sure to use enough to add support across the whole back of the rose.
Almost done! All that needs to be done now is the arrange and glue down the decorations inside. I fussy cut my image first.
Now it's time to start gluing down my items. I avoided setting any items over the folded sections and I opened and closed the card to make sure I arranged the flowers in a way that it would not peek out over the edge of the card when closed. I also added some flowers to the background so that the inside looks like one big bouquet.
In the end this is what it will look like, both open and closed.
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