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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Birthday Wishes

Good morning all, I wanted to share a gate fold shutter card with you.  This is such a fun card to make and the results are so pretty!  Since we have been having fun with stencils, stamps and embossing paste this month, I decided to create my background with stencils.  I used the Three Hibiscus stencil from Dreamweaver with gelatos and Velvet EP.  To create the belly band cut a strip of cardstock about 1" to 1 1/2" wide. Place a strip of 1/4"  Tear-ific Tape on the strip remove the backing and applied Starfire glitter.  You will fold the band around the card and secure the ends with double sided tape.


Using strips of white cardstock and gelatos, I applied these 4 colors onto the cardstock.  Mist the strips lightly with water and blend the colors together.  You could use any colors, that's the fun of making your own background papers.

Next you will lay the stencil on top of the strips and start wiping the color away using a baby wipe.  You can wipe a lot of your color away, or slightly wipe the color away. 

Once you have created the look you want on your background, remove the stencil and stamp the entire strip using versamark.  You will then apply Velvet EP and heat emboss, for a beautiful sparkly background for your card!

Layer your strips and adhere to the 2 front panels.

I used the Fan Geisha stamp set, stamped with black ink and colored with copic markers.  The image was fussy cut.  The entire image was inked with versamark and embossed using Velvet EP.  

To create the inside of the card and were the magic happens, use the tutorial Here for all the details.
The sentiment is from My Rose Garden stamp set.

I used one of the flowers from the stencils laid it on top of a piece of cardstock that had a piece of 2 1/2" of Tear-ific Tape with the backing removed.  Make sure to cover the back of your stencil with Coconut Soap for easy removal.  Carefully applied glitter to the stencil, the glitter used here is Evening Glow,Shell Pink and Green Nugget

This is a look at the card with the center slightly closed.  

Have a wonderful day and remember..... Keep Stamping!!


1 comment:

  1. So pretty Belinda. Love the subtle background you made with the Hibiscus stencil!


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