Friday, April 20, 2018

Basket Shaped Spring Card

I created this card for my sons' grade school's secretary to let her know how greatly appreciated she is. She is very helpful and very kind to the multiple requests I've made over the past month.

When I create cards for somebody special, I try to create the card to tie in with a blog challenge. This is my way of testing my creativity and also stretch my supplies.

I created a basket using the the Paper Smooches Easter Egg die. I  die cut a top-folding grey cardstock but positioned the die a little bit higher than the fold to keep it from cutting the shape all the way.

To create the handle, I partially die cut an MFT Circle die. I used a craft knife to cut a straight line from end to end of the half circle, creating the window. I repeated this cut on the back panel of the card to create a see through window.

I am using a sentiment from PS Chit Chat. I heat embossed this to the front of the card using Versamark ink and Simon Says Stamp Rose Gold embossing powder. I added small dots using a stencil from SSS named Tiny Dots. I used Hero Arts Unicorn White and a sponge dauber to apply ink to the front of the card. I did not mask the sentiment but you can, if you want to. I avoided inking the area with the sentiment, and rubbed off the any stray ink on the sentiment. I heat set this to dry.

I colored the sentiment with Prisma color pencils, using two hues of gray for a gradient look. I applied clear Copic Spica Glitter pen on top of the colored letters for some sparkle.

I cut an acetate large enough to cover the window. I re-created the window of the basket by tracing it to another grey cardstock. I adhered this to the inner front card panel to hide the seam of the acetate.

I die cut some flowers and leaves using felt. The flower die is from PS Pocket Dies. I adhered this to the front of the card using Ranger Distress Collage Medium. It held the felt to the cardstock and acetate really well. I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the center of the flowers.

I die cut a ribbon on purple felt using the PS Easter Egg die. I modified the back layer cut of the ribbon, the one with the wrap around. I partially die cut the wrap so I can extend it some more which works well when layering the ribbon. I used a glue gun to assemble the ribbon and adhere it to the top of the basket.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. Lovely project. Thanks for joining us in our week 16 Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles