Sunday 6 September 2015

Side stepper - Purple Peonies

I created the base of this card from scratch so it took me a couple of goes to get it exactly as I wanted it.   

I laid out a sheet of A4 purple card (297mm x 210 mm) in front of me in the portrait position and drew a line all the way down the right hand side;  6.5cm from the right hand edge of the card.  From the top, I then measured down 3.3cm, 6.6cm and 18cm, and drew 3 lines at right angles to my first line, across from the first line to the right hand side of the card. -  these were my scoring lines for the step on the right of the photo.  Next, using a steel ruler and a craft knife, I cut along the first line that I drew, from the 3.3cm mark down to the 18cm mark.  The 3 lines were scored as far as the cut line, and then the remaining side of the card was scored in half (14.8cm); again only up to the cut line.
For the main topper, I stamped the Peony Posey from Indigoblu using black versafine ink, and heat embossed using detail clear powder.  I coloured the image using my purple chameleon pen - I just love the range of shades you can get from one pen.  The image was then die cut using the Memory Box Postage Set die, and stuck in sections to the main part of card, leaving a small border around and between the sections. 
I cut the sentiment panel using the largest of the Sue Wilson Pierced Flags die.  Because the die has to be reversed and lined up again with your first cut, there is an embossed line left in the middle of the panel; you can never go wrong using a butterfly to cover things up!  The butterfly stamp is also by Indigoblu, and was stamped onto thick vellum using a Stazon ink pad in Royal Purple.  Once I had stamped and heat embossed the sentiment using white detail powder, the butterfly was dry enough to cut out without smudging.
Having used a butterfly on the sentiment panel (which I stuck onto the card using foam pads); I decided to continue the theme on the remaining section of the card.  The Butterfly Cards Sizzix Thinlits provided a panel in the perfect size for this; I kept the colour palette simple and used plain white card.

No comments: