Valentine's Day is the perfect time for a special card, although in our house we don't celebrate just on the appointed day, we like to show our love everyday. Beautiful and Elegant cards have never been easier to create since Spellbinders have given us their beautiful products to create with.
Today I am using the new 5 x 7 Detailed Scallops Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® as the Decorative Die for my card, along with some of the basics. I am so surprised how easily intricate looking cards can come together with so little fuss - as you will see!
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- Black Ink, white card stock, red card, Memento Markers, Aqua Pen, daubers, Scissors
Start by cutting one (1) largest size 5 x 7 Detailed Scallops Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® in white card, lining up a 5 x 7 Matting Basics B Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® (size 4) in the center of the Die as shown in the photo below. Also cut one (1) Grateful Lattice Spellbinders™ Shapeabilities, trim so it sits neatly inside the 'window' we have created.
Fold your card stock in half and place it in the 5 x 7 Detailed Scallops Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® with the folded edge just inside the cutting edge - as shown in the photos below. Cut and emboss using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine.
Stamp the Penny Black® Inc.
- bed of roses onto white card using black ink. Colour the image using
the colouring medium of your choice - I have used Tsukineko Memento
Markers. Cut out the image using 5 x 7 Matting Basics A Spellbinders™ Nestabilities®,
using the size 4 Die, you will be cutting off some of the image at the
sides, so make sure you center the image to get the best results.
Adhere the coloured image to the inside of the card using Scor-Pal® 1/4" tape. Next attach the front panel/ frame to the front of the card using Beacon Adhesives - Zip Dry Paper Glue, being careful to line up the scallops. I found it easy to start at a corner and work my way around. Place the card under your cutting mat or something slightly heavy, just to keep everything in place while the glue sets and we work on the sentiment,
Stamp the sentiment from the Penny Black® Inc. Cut and emboss the sentiment using the Fancy Framed Tags One Spellbinders™ Shapeabilities®, it is always good to use Wax Paper with the intricate Dies, placing the wax side facing into the Die, so that is is easy to remove. Remove the Wax Paper from the Die, reinsert the sentiment into the Die and sponge around the inside edges, using the Die as a Stencil.
Attach the Die Cut sentiment to the front of the card using the Beacon Adhesives - Zip Dry Paper GLUE. Next, cut one (1) Jewel Flowers and Flourishes Spellbinders™ Shapeabilities® in white card and sponge using green ink before removing from the Die. Attach to the left side of the card using Beacon Adhesives - Zip Dry Paper GLUE
Using Red card, cut one S5-086 Bitty Blossoms Spellbinders™ Shapeabilities®, remove from the Die and roll the blossom, starting at the outside edge and finishing by gluing the roll of petals onto the base using Beacon Adhesives - Zip Dry Paper Glue. I have used a small paintbrush to roll my blossoms and then, when the glue is dry, have rolled each petal to give some more shape.
Attach the Bitty Blossoms to the Jewel Flowers and Flourishes Spellbinders™ Shapeabilities® using Beacon Adhesives - Zip Dry Paper Glue. Hold it in place until the glue starts to dry - I have used a Paper Piercing Tool. Finish off by adding Want2Scrap - Baby - LeCreme Pearls to the Scalloped Edges as shown below.
Incase you are wondering where you write on this card, I have attached a white layer on the back for that exact reason. I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and are inspired to create a special card for someone you love, whether it be family or friends - when cards are this easy - you can make one for everyone!