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Thursday, June 16, 2011

My Purple Card Tutorial

Today I have a tutorial for the card I created for the
 Royal Purple Freedom Blog Hop hosted by Faith

Several of you asked me to please show how I created
this card here on my blog and over on Facebook.

Well, here it goes.  I hope I explain it well and don't confuse any.
I am also posting this tutorial over at She's A Sassy Lady and Happy N' Scrappin

 Items I used (I will list them at the end of this tutorial).
 Here a closer look at the stamps I purchased to create this card.
1- Cut the 12"x12" piece of purple cardstock at 5" (you are left with a 7"x12" to use for card base and a 5"x12" to use for the top front of the card and the Cricut cuts).
2- Trim 2" off longest side of the 7"x12" so that you end up with a 7"x10" - this is your card.
3- Trim the 5"x12" at 7" (to end up with a 5"x7" [the size of the card]to use as the top front of the card or the piece you will run through your embossing machine.
 This is what the 12"x12" piece of cardstock should look after making all cuts.
 4- Score the 7"x10" at 5" or half of cardstock using the longest side.
 5- Fold (this is your card base).
(ouch, too bright!)
 6- Take the 5"x7" piece of cardstock and place on the 5"x7" embossing folder.
 7- Run through your embossing machine.

 8- Use a pick to take the small tiny pieces that you might end up with (8 of them).
 9- Stamp the Believe (or front) stamp using white ink on the 3 1/2" x 5" piece of vellum.

10- Adhere the stamped piece of vellum under the top front embossed 5"x7" piece.
11- Stitch with sewing machine or my hand? around top front piece
12- Adhere to front of the card base
13-Adhere the butterflies and decorate (add pearl drops with Viva Pearl Pen-Ice White and Iridescent jewels -- You may use tiny pearls if you do not have a Viva Pearl Pen).
14-Stamp inside sentiment with white ink and adhere butterfly
15-Decorate to taste.

1- Cut 3 butterflies at 1.51", 1.27" and 1.12" using Cricut Kate's ABC's
a- Cut butterflies' base using the 2"x7" cardstock
b- Cut butterflies' layer using a piece of vellum

TIP - To give the butterflies the 3D look, adhere only the inside of the wings using a small amount of glue and lift the wings with your fingers.

12"x12" purple cardstock
8 1/2" x 11" vellum
ATG gun and tape
Tacky glue
Believe stamp - Inkadinkado
Sentiment stamp - Stampendous
Viva Pearl Pen - Ice White
Iridescent jewels
Sewing machine and thread
Cricut Expression, Cricut Kate's ABC's, Gypsy
Cuttlebug 5"x7" Brocade embossing folder
Sizzix Big Shot

Hope you enjoyed!  If you have any questions, leave me a comment here or email me at
scrapabookaholic at hotmail dot com
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