Fall Leaves Card


Fall Leaves Card
(created by Sophia Vida)

 

For this Card you will need:

–  Inkadinkadoo Maple Leaf Stamp (shown below)
   
– Sculpey Clay – Jewelery Gold
– Clay Machine
– Exacto knife
– Perfect Pearls Kit – Jewels
– Bazzill Cardstocks: Candlelight (yellow), Tangelo (orange), Burning Ember (copper), Carob (dark brown)
–  Foam Squares 1/16″
– Aleene’s Tacky Glue
– 28″ Yellow Ribbon
– CuttleBug D’Vine Swirls Embossing Folder
– Index cards
– Wax coated paper plate
– Spray bottle with water
– Water for cleaning brushes

  1. Condition your Sculpey clay by rolling and kneading it. Then run it through the clay machine on a setting of 3.
  2. Place the thin sheet of clay on an index card. 
  3. Spray your stamp with water (this will kep the clay from sticking to the stamp). Stamp your image directly on the clay (If you’re not happy with the results, simply repeat steps 1 and 2).
  4. Using your exacto knife cut along the outside edge of the leaf. Keeping the knife in place and turning the index card as you cut seems to work best for the jagged edges of the leaf. Once it is fully cut, set the excess clay aside.
  5. Repeat steps 1 thru 4 and make the second leaf.
  6. Dip your brush into water, just enough to dampen it. Dip your brush into one of the Perfect Pearls and begin brushing it on your leaf. Use as many colors as you want.
  7. Since you will be baking your leaves on the index cards they need to be dry. If the index card is damp you will need to move your leaf to a dry card before baking. Otherwise the card will warp in the oven and your leaf will not be flat for the card.
  8. Keep your leaves on the index card and place them on a cookie sheet. Bake them in your oven according to the manufacturers directions.
  9. Cut a 12″ x 6″ piece from the Carob cardstock and fold in half. This will be the base of your card.
  10. Cut two 2-1/2″ squares from the Burning Ember cardstock.
  11. Cut two 2-1/4″ squares from the Tangelo cardstock.
  12. Cut two 2″ squares from the Candlelight cardstock.
  13. Cut one 6″ x 2-1/2″ rectangle from the Burning Ember cardstock.
  14. Cut one 5-3/4″ x 2-1/4″ rectangle from the Tangelo cardstock.
  15. Cut one 5-1/2″ x 2″ rectangle from the Candlelight cardstock.
  16. Place your Candlelight rectangle (step 15) diagonally in the Cuttlebug D’Vine Swirls embossing folder and run it through your embossing machine.
  17. Dip your brush into the water. Then dip your wet brush into the Copper Perfect Pearls  and mix a little on the paper plate. Highlight the swirls on the embossed paper (step 16). Let dry.
  18. Layer your squares. Glue the Tangelo square on top of the Burning Ember. Then glue your Candelight on top of the Tangelo. Do this for both sets of squares.
  19. Layer your rectangles the same as the squares.Glue the Tangelo rectangle on top of the Burning Ember. Then glue your Candelight on top of the Tangelo.
  20. Use tacky glue to adhere the leaves to each of the layered squares. Let dry.     
  21. Open your base card and tear about 1-1/4″ edge off right side.
  22. Tie your ribbon around the middle of the card. Close the card.
  23. Glue the layered rectangle to the inside right edge of your card base.
  24. Last position your leaves and adhere them to the top of the card using thin foam squares. Voila! You have a gorgeous card that can be used for any occasion.

Tip: Try blending orange and brown clays with the gold to get a swirled look.

Thanks for looking and have lots of fun making this Fall Leaves card!

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Thank You Butterfly Card

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Thank You Butterfly Card
(created by Sophia Vida)

 

For this Card you will need:

–  Sizzix Set of 4 Butterfly Cutting Dies (shown below)
– Cricut Cartridge Used: Beyond Birthdays
– Cardstock Colors: Light Mauve, Fuchsia, Light Purple Dark Purple, Pink Multi Color by K&C Company
–  Stickles – Star Dust
–  Stickles – Lavender
–  2 Dark Purple Silk Flowers
–  Foam Squares

NOTE: If you are using printed or textured cardstock you will have to turn the cardstock over (face down) when cutting the wings or wing outlines for the other side of the butterfly.

  1. Cut a 6″ x 12″ card base on Light Mauve cardstock. Then fold it in half.
  2. Cut a 5-3/4” square on Fuchsia cardstock and glue it to the front of your Mauve card base.
  3. Using your cutting die machine and the Sizzix Butterfly Cutting Dies, cut the butterfly head and body, 1 top wing and 1 bottom wing on Light Purple cardstock. Then run the top wing and bottom wing through again on the same cardstock. This will be the base of the butterfly.
  4. Using the multi color cardstock (printed side face up) cut 1 top wing and 1 bottom wing with the same cutting dies as in step 3.
  5. Turn your multi color cardstock over (printed side face down) and cut 1 top wing and 1 bottom wing with the same cutting dies as in step 3. These will be the wings for the left side. Remember: If using textured or printed cardstock turn it over when making the second cut.
  6. Cut the wing outlines with the cutting die on Fuchsia cardstock.
  7. Using the same cutting die as in step 6, cut another set of wing outlines on Fuchsia cardstock. Remember: If using textured or printed cardstock turn it over when making the second cut.
  8. With the Cricut Machine and the Beyond Birthdays Cartridge, cut a 1-3/4” <Shadow> <merci> on Dark Purple cardstock.
  9. With the same Cricut Cartridge cut a 1-3/4” <merci> on Light Purple cardstock.
  10. Glue the butterfly head on to the body.
  11. Make sure your wings match up by laying out your whole butterfly. The Light Purple wings are on the bottom. Then add the Multi Color wings on top but slightly offset them so you see a little of the Light Purple base wing. Next add your Fuchsia wing outlines on top of the Multi Color wings.
  12. Once you have your correct layout, glue the wing layers together.
  13. Glue your wings to the underside of the butterfly body.
  14. Decorate your butterfly wings with the Star Dust Stickles. Decorate the head and body the Lavender Stickles.
  15. Glue the Light Purple Merci on top of the Dark Purple shadow Merci.
  16. Decorate the Merci by outlining it with the Star Dust Stickles.
  17. After your Stickles have dried, glue the Merci to the bottom right of the card.
  18. Using foam squares, adhere the butterfly to the top left of the card.
  19. Last add your two flowers and Voila! You have a fun & vibrant Thank You Card.

Thanks for looking and have lots of fun making this card!

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