On the CASE: Floral Phrases
On the CASE: Floral Phrases
July is here and we’re deep into wedding season!
I thought that I’d put together a CASE file that would help you create a stunning wedding card. It’s a “congratulations” card, so you could use it for any other celebration you might have this summer.
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Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!
Stamps: Floral Phrases
Paper: Thick Whisper White ( 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″), Petal Pink (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″), Grapefruit Grove (2 – 2″x2″), Pear Pizzazz (5/8″ x 5 1/2″), Mossy Meadow scraps, Whisper White (3/4″ x 4″), Window Sheets (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″)
Ink: Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Silver & Petal Pink Baker’s Twine
Tools: Detailed Floral Thinlits, Big Shot, Stamparatus
Adhesives: Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots
On the CASE Notes
(your step-by-step guide)
- Score your card base at 4 1/4″. Fold and burnish the edge with a bone folder.
- Create a mask by using a Window Sheet, or a piece of Thick cardstock. I found that after using the window sheet, I did not save the mask, so perhaps it’s more economical (and easier) to use cardstock, preferably thick cardstock.
- Use the mask to apply Shimmery White Embossing Paste to the Petal Pink cardstock panel. Set aside to dry. Discard or clean the mask right away if you plan on using it again.
- Diecut two pieces of Grapefruit Grove using the smaller Detailed Floral thinlit. Snip out the large flower from each.
- Add small scraps of Mossy Meadow to the areas indicated on the dies in the picture to diecut the needed leaves.
- Stamp the border image using Pear Pizzazz ink on Pear Pizzazz cardstock.
- Stamp the sentiment using the Stamparatus for precision placement. Flag both ends of the sentiment.
- Adhere the border strip. Trim the edges.
- Adhere flower and leaf diecuts.
- Adhere sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Adhere Baker’s Twine bow using a Glue Dot.
How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?
Difficulty Level: 4 out of 5 – This one was tougher than I thought! I figured there’d just be some diecutting and embossing, but no. Creating the embossing mask was a bit of a pain. I thought that using window sheets, I would save the mask. But, it was so hard to cut that it didn’t really turn out so great. I would recommend using just thick cardstock and making a one-time-use mask. Then, the flowers and leaves were not simple diecuts. They came from the huge floral cutouts. I had to figure out which ones they were! Once that was all figured out, the design came together pretty quickly. But, man, was that a ton to sleuth! I guess I did all the hard work for you! LOL!
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