Blessings Come When You Least Expect Them.
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As you may or may not know, Sugartree Stamps is hosting a New Release Blog Hop. As a part of this event I decided to make a simple card with one image from their May release and a few die cuts. I hope that you can join in on the fun and hop along. There will be a giveaway as a part of this hop along. A random winner will be selected from comments left on this blog and other blog hop stops. Each blog comment will increase your chance to win. The Prize: Your choice of 3 digital stamp sets from Sugartree Stamps. Last entry by 11:59 pm on 5/31/18. Winner to be announced on 6/7/18. Winner will be contacted via email and announced on the a2z winners post.
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Below are the images of the May release. There are several digital stamps as well as a font SVG file for those of you that have a cutting machine. These items can be found on Etsy @ Sugartree Stamps.
a2z Scrapbooking Blog
Kristina Beagle - Live Love Laugh Scrap
Arlene McClung - Arlene's Bits
Cindy Chiu - ESC 2 stamping
Here are the supplies you will need:
Digital Image: Cotton (trimmed to 4 1/2" x 3 1/2")
Sentiment: Bless Your Heart
Dies: Fancy Frame Dies, Wavy Scalloped Stitched Wafer Dies, Frame Die, Nestabilities Classic Oval LG Etched Dies
Copic Markers (colors listed below)
A2 Card Base
Navy Cardstock 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" & 4/5/8" x 3 5/8"
Blue Striped Paper 5 1/2" x 4"
Baker's Twine: Natural
Foam Mounting Tape
Double Sided Tape
Nuvo Crystal Drops:Double Denim, Blue Babe
Coloring in the image
Building up the card
We are now ready to begin with building up the card. This was a fairly simple card to make since it did not have much coloring or embellishments.
We will start by gluing down our image to the 4 5/8" x 3 5/8" navy card stock
Next, get the back ground ready. This is done by die cutting the stripped paper with a scalloped wave dies from Simon Says Stamp. I love how this looks because of the stitched detailing. Adhere this down to the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" navy cardstock.
Now add in a little detail. I figured I would use natural colored baker's twine to go along with cotton theme. I used a crisscross tie to the twine. Then I added double sided tape to the back of the card where I think the twine would cross over the back and then trimmed and adhered the twin to the tape.
Because I thought that the crisscross design needed a little bow. I made a knot where the twin crossed and tied a bow.
Using the double sided tape once again, I adhered the card front to my A2 card base.
Time to adhere my image to the card. Please note that I did leave a gap in between the top and middle foam tape enough for the twin to pass through. I then placed it on the left side, equidistant from top and bottom.
Lets work on the sentiment. For this I used a 3" oval frame from Spellbinders. Unfortunately I received this as a freebie from Scrapbook.com. Because of that you will have to find something similar in size that is to your liking. I had printed out the sentiment "Bless Your Heart" to be about 1" - 2" long. I then used the smallest of the oval dies from Spellbinders to cut it out and adhere it to the frame die. This gives it a fanciful look to it with simple craft paper.
I added several of my left over pieces from the foam tape to the back (LOL, I don't waste) of esntiment piece and then adhered it just below the bow and overlapping on the image piece.
Yay!!!! we are now down to the last elements. I wanted to add a little something extra to the card but didn't want to over do this with flowers as it would take away from the idea of cotton being simple. So I decided that I would add in some Nuvo Crystal drops to the image and as an accent to the sentiment. I think it came out just right.
I hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial.
Hope to see you back again for another set of cards and special news. Don't forget to hop along to the next blog.