Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tulips and Spring Time - April Creative Cafe' kit

Hi -  I'm here with one quick last post featuring our April Creative Cafe kit-

Today is pretty simple - I used a lace doily as a template and created a border with Ranger Distress ink; Broken China.  To balance my card I trimmed the bottom with a curved edge.

I tied my ribbon to give me an idea of where I wanted to draw and trim my curved edge at the bottom.  Using my flexible ruler- I placed it on my card took a pen and traced my curved line.  Taking a pair of scissors I trimmed it down.
To assemble my card:
Cut a white cardstock base at 4 1/4 x 11" - scored for a top-fold card measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
White piece - approx 3 1/4 x 5 - curve the bottom edge
2- 2" -scallop punch circles - pink dot
1- 2" plain circle- stamped and inked

I stamped the tulip cluster onto white cardstock - and stamped just the stems 1/2" below- leaving space for my phrase,  Happy Spring. 
After coloring in my tulips with Copics - I took my punch and created a circle the size I will punch out tulip image.  Laying that over the tulips I am providing a circular mask to ink in the background of my image with Broken china again.  I applied this a little lighter - as I didn't want to mute the colors of my tulips.  Finihed with that I punched out the image.
I overlapped the 2 scallop circles and adhered my stamped circle.
With the Yellow ribbon tied around my laced inked curved piece I popped the whole thing up on dimensional tape.
Next came my phrase - stamped on white with Memento Espresso Truffle ink.
*Note: To add depth - I stamped and used my label punch and popped it up on dimensional tape.
I finished by adding 3 fish tail trims - 1 stripe pc about 3/4" wide, and 2 other prints both about 1/2" wide.  At the upper RH corner of my card I added a layered butterfly.
Here's another look at my finished card.

Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'- April Creative Cafe' kit- Spring is in the Air
Ink:  Memento -Espresso Truffle; Ranger Salty Ocean; Copic markers
Adhesives: Dimensional adhesives
Embellishments: Ribbon; from the kit
Tools:  2" circle punches- smooth and scallop; round paper doily (to be used as a template)

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