Sunday, September 11, 2016

CORNERED FLOWERS

I cut the stems a little shorter for these pretty flowers from the Helpiing Me Grow set to fit nicely within the "frame" of this card. The cool technique I was introducing in this project involve the four photo corners, and I wanted these flowers to be the stars. 


These little paper photo corners are adorable and so easy to do!


Following is a tutorial on how to make your own version of this card.

SUPPLIES:
Helping Me Grow set
Timeless Textures set

Delightful Dijon cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Crumb Cake cardstock
Designer Series Paper in Crumb Cake and Whisper White

Delightful Dijon ink
Cucumber Crush ink
Tip Top Taupe ink
Crumb Cake ink
Black Ink

Baker's Twine
Washi Tape
Aqua Painter
Stampin Dimensionals
Square Punch or Framelit
Paper Snips

DIRECTIONS:
Fold a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Crumb Cake cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

In Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the flowers onto a 3 3/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White cardstock, letting the bottoms of the stems run off the page. Squish some ink into the covers of the Tip Top Taupe, Delightful Dijon and Cucumber Crush ink pads, and use the Aqua Painter with this ink to color in the flowers as desired.

Stamp the little splotches around the flowers with Crumb Cake ink, stamping off first. You don't want these spots too dark!

TO CREATE THE PHOTO CORNERS:
From the Crumb Cake DSP, punch four squares or use the appropriate sized Framelit to create four 
1 3/8" squares. Fold each of these squares in half diagonally. Unfold and fold them once again diagonally in the opposite direction. Use the Paper Snips to cut out one of the triangles from each of the four squares. Fold the remaining two flaps to the back and adhere to each other with adhesive. Repeat this same process with all four squares. Slide your corners onto the white piece, adding a little adhesive on the inside backs so they stay neatly in place

About 1/4" from the right edge of a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Delightful Dijon cardstock, stretch a piece of the striped Washi Tape, tucking the ends neatly to the back on the two edges. Wrap a piece of metallic baker's twine around this piece twice, ending with a bow. Trim the ends of the twine as desired.

Adhere the gold piece to your card base.

With a Stampin' Dimensional in each of the four corners and one in the center, add your flower piece, leaving even borders on the top, bottom and left side.

This card can be used for virtually ANY occasion. Don't you LOVE that??


Cornered
Smiles.

6 comments:

  1. So pretty! Have a great week!

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  2. Such a beautifully simple design - I love your work Linda! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party-

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  3. Oh those are so sweet and cute! And I also wanted to mention that the Wednesday "To Grandma's House We Go" link party just started over at grandmashousediy.com and I thought you might be interested in joining it, thanks!

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  4. Simple, but so cute. :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  5. The corners are very nice. The way they are placed helps us to focus even more on the pretty yellow flowers in the center.

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  6. Such a pretty card! Love the touch of the corners. Thank you for sharing your creativity at #FridayFrivolity!

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