March 30, 2020

Springtime Foil Specialty Designer Paper

Colored in the flower petals with Stampin' Blends

Direct Ink to paper technique - Night of Navy Ink spot.  The ribbon, rose foil and sentiment pieces are from the Everything if Rosy Suite that is on the clearance rack.

Direct Ink to paper technique - Black Memento Ink Pad
Loving the Springtime Foil Specialty Designer Paper that is available only until March 31 as a free item for a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration.  Of course these cards are so much prettier in real life!

For the direct ink to paper technique, I found that the ink spots worked best for colored backgrounds, and for the black memento one, the ink pad worked fine.  The new stamp pads tend to stick to the paper (but still work).  You can also sponge or brayer them as well, but the image isn't as solid.  Then after applying the ink, simply take a tissue and wipe off the excess to bring out the shine of the pattern.

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March 22, 2020

Chick Pull Up Card



I just had to share this card that we made in technique club.  It's just so adorable (I think anyway).  As you pull up the ribbon, the little chick makes its appearance.  So fun.  Below are the instructions.

Cut oval using oval dies on designer paper.  With scissors, cut apart in jagged shape (or use Dino Dies)

Punch half circle on right top corner of 3-3/4 x 5" embossed piece

Lay egg pieces on top of green as shown (DO NOT GLUE YET)

Make a mark on bottom piece of egg (this will be used for placement of pop up)

Remove bottom egg piece and draw a line the width of the egg.

Using exacto knife, cut across line.

Use scissors to cut open about 1/8" so slit is a bit wider.  Make sure there are no rough edges because they will make the chick get stuck.

Stamp and color chick on 2-1/4 x 2" piece of daffodil delight paper.  When stamping, make sure the top of the chick is on top of the piece of cardstock. Fussy cut around the chick LEAVING 1/2" TAB ON THE BOTTOM.

Slide chick into the slit opening to make sure it will fit.  Cut slit wider if necessary.  The wings may need to be "fluffed" forward so they don't catch.

On back of embossed piece, add foam strips on two sides and one on the bottom, making sure strips are close to the edge.  It's okay if there is a gap of strips on the bottom, because this is not a shaker card.

Lay the 3-3/8 x 4-3/4" plain piece of cardstock inside of the foam strips, making sure it will be able to slide up and down.  If it doesn't, slightly trim the sides.

With smooth piece on back, flip over and draw line through the opening, and add dot in the center of the half circle area (this will be punched for the ribbon).

Using triple punch (or any 1/4" punch), punch hole in marked dot for ribbon.

Remove smooth piece of cardstock from embossed piece.  Take chick and add 2 small dimensionals on bottom tab on backside (ignore hole on bottom -- messed up and flipped paper upside down LOL).

Flip chick over and adhere, centering with line and the top of chick about 1/4" above the line.

Grab embossed piece facing front and grab the chick, sliding it through the opening. 

This is how it will look laying flat once pieces are together.  Peel off backs of all three foam strips and adhere green to flirty flamingo layer.  Make sure that slider is not stuck anywhere before pressing to secure.  Glue all to the balmy blue piece.

Grab the bottom egg and place dimensions to back.  Place top two about 1/2 down from top so they don't get stuck when trying to pull pop up.  Something to watch for if it doesn't move smoothly once adhered.

Place bottom egg over slit (not necessary for chick to show, but if it does, it's okay).  Make sure it will slide up and down.     If it doesn't, check wings (they are slightly curved forward), the opening is wide enough, and there are no dimensionals in the way.

Add ribbon by folding ribbon in half lengthwise.  Slide through hole, front to back at half seam.  Pull tabs through loop.  Pull gently, one tail at a time to avoid ripping hole.  Trim.  With tab pulled up, stamp top of piece if desired.
Stamp greeting and trim.  Place on top of top egg - glue flat to avoid chick getting stuck.

Add three small flowers on bottom.
On backside, add 4 x 5-1/4 piece of white.  Stamp and adhere.
I hope these instructions were clear enough.  Feel free to email me or comment below if you have any questions.

Cardstock dimensions:
Balmy Blue    4-1/4 x 5-1/2"
Flirty Flamingo   4 x 5-1/4
Granny Apple Green    3-3/4 x 5" (embossed), 3-3/8 x 4-7/8"
Designer Paper   3 x 4 (oval)
Whisper White   4 x 5-1/4", 3/4 x 3"

My Stampin' Up! project supply list is below.  Interested in an item (or two, or three)?  Just click the links below and order online

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