Friday, April 16, 2021

Mystical Scrapbooks April Cyber Crop

Good morning

Today is the start of the April 2021 Cyber Crop over at Mystical Scrapbooks

You will find the Cyber Crop here

The theme for the month is Black + 1 and my added challenge is to add at least one patterned paper that you have made yourself.

You can create your patterned paper in many different ways. I have stamped on a plain cardstock to create mine but you could use paste through a stencil to create an all over pattern, use ink through a stencil, add watercolours using the packaging technique, heat embossing and alcohol inks can also be used to create patterns on plain cardstock or even lightly patterned cardstock.

Here is my layout. For my +1 I have chosen blue.


I have used Tranquil Blue cardstock for the background frame and then black cardstock for my background.

I cut a one inch frame from the blue and trimmed the black to 11.5" square

I cut a piece of Colourblast - Limited Edition - One of a Kind to 10.5" x 10"

A piece of the Tranquil Blue cardstock was cut to 6.75" x 7.25" and then I stamped all over it with Uniquely Creatives - Wavy Words stamp and StazOn Jet Black ink

Colourblast - Limited Edition - Real Deal was cut to 5.25" x 6.5".

I filed around the edges of the photo, which is 8" x 5" then double matted it on the blue which is 8.25" x 5.25" and black which is 8.5" x 5.5" I added a piece of foam between the two mats.

The blue stamped cardstock and the Real Deal patterned paper were also matted with black cardstock. 

To create the flower embellishments I stamped, using Embassy Arts Giant Flowers stamp block, and heat embossed two flowers on the Real Deal paper and one on the blue cardstock. These were then fussy cut and had a piece of chipboard added to the back.

I used a couple of pieces of chipboard to embellish my layout. A tab from Dusty Attics Mini Tabs #2 and a heart from Memory Maze's Criss Cross Heart Set. These were given a coat of Baby blue acrylic paint. The tab was later changed to black using a permanent marker.

A piece of ribbon and a couple of rows of bling were also added to finish off the embellishing.

The title was cut using Tim Holtz Inside Out alpha die from the blue cardstock and attached to the top left of the layout.



Here is the process video


Thank you for spending part of your day here with me today
Till next time
Stay safe
Hugs
Julie

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Layout for Off the Rails Scrapbooking's April 2021 Challenge


Good morning

Today I am sharing the layout I created for the April challenge at Off the Rails Scrapbooking.

You will find the challenge here.

This is the mood board and the challenge is to use sewing on your project

This is the layout I have created


All of the patterned papers have the edges inked using a black Versa Color ink cube.

There are only two patterned papers used on this layout, they are both from DCWV 12" paper pads.
One is from the Get it Girl pad and the other is from the Fairytale Floral pad.

From the first paper I cut a 1" frame that is 12" x 12"  to create a frame for my white cardstock background. The white cardstock measures 11 3/8" x 11 3/8"

I also matted my photos so they had a 1/8" border on all sides with this paper

From the second paper I cut the waves using my Scan N Cut. The wave cut file is in Canvas Workspace under the Borders section. I cut four of these. This actually gave me 8 rows of waves because when you turn the negative of the cut upside down they are waves too.

I cut a piece of the same patterned paper to 11 3/8" x 3" to attach my waves to so that the white background did not show through the waves. The waves were then attached to this piece so they slightly overlapped. I alternated the two different styles of waves so they did not form a pattern.
This assembly was then attached to a piece of chipboard so it will be raised up from the background when it is attached.

Before I attached the wave assembly I made holes 1/4" in, on three sides of the white background cardstock. These holes were 1/4" apart and made it easy for me to hand stitch a border. I used two strands of white, two strands of light grey and two strands of dark green embroidery floss to do this.

Once my border was finished I attached the wave assembly to the bottom of the white cardstock background.

My matted photos were then attached to the page so the smaller photo was tucked slightly under the waves and the larger photo was tucked slightly under the smaller photo

I printed my journaling onto some of the same patterned paper I used for the waves and cut them into circles using my Spellbinders Standard Circles Small die. I was looking for a bubble effect. I used two strands of the dark green embroidery floss to stitch around the edges of these circles.

The title was also cut on my Scan N Cut using the same paper as the photo mats. The font I have used is Cairo. I seem to have taken a shine to this font of late.



The final touch for this page was to sprinkle some green/blue sequins around and attach them to the page with a dot of glue. I was looking for a bubble/glistening effect with these.

So there we have my page for today

Here is my process video



Thank you for spending part of your day here with me today

Till next time
Stay safe
Hugs
Julie



Friday, April 9, 2021

Three cards using Cocoa Vanilla's "Sunkissed" paper range

Good morning

I have got three cards to share with you today.

I have used the A5 paper stack of Cocoa Vanilla's Sunkissed paper that were in my DT kit from Mystical Scrapbooks

I wanted to make some bright and cheerful cards and these papers were ideal for that.

I have made three cards.

All of the card bases have be cut from sheets of cardstock and the edges of all papers have been inked using my Versacolor Black ink cube.

Card No 1.

This card is 5" square and uses a white cardbase


The blue patterned paper is 4.75" square

The Feeling Fine patterned paper strip is 1" x 4.75" and the white cardstock it is matted on is 1.25" x 5"
To add a little something extra I added a strip of lace to this panel.

I have stamped a flower stamp onto the yellow patterned paper using VersaMark Embossing Ink and heat embossed with fine black embossing powder.  I created some leaves on the Good Vibrations patterned paper in the same way. These were then fussy cut

Time now to add the layers to the card starting with the blue background paper, the strip panel which was attached to a piece of chipboard before being added to the card front and then the flowers and leaves. Some of the flowers and leaves are also mounted on chipboard.

The sentiment is from a branding strip from a patterned paper I used some time ago. This has been matted on the Feeling Fine paper that I used for the vertical strip and attached to the card front with chipboard behind it.

To add some glimmer to the card I filled the flower centres with Ice Stickles

Card No. 2

This card is 4" x 8.25" and uses a pink card base.


The card base was cut to 8.25" x 8" and scored and folded at 4" on the 8" edge.

The Feeling Fine paper was cut to 2.25" x 8".
The pink cardstock had one edge punched using a Martha Stewart punch then trimmed to 1" x 8".
The Just Chillin paper was cut using Sizzix Lace Scallop edge die and trimmed to 8" long.

To create the sentiment panel I used Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles Small dies to cut a pink and a Just Chillin circle. The sentiment is from my computer generated printout and matted on some of the pink cardstock.

To add a little extra detail to the card I attached a couple of pennants from the Uniquely Creative Gums & Roses Creative Cuts pack and a bow made from sheer pink ribbon.

For a tough of glimmer I added Ice Stickles on top of the sentiment and smeared it all over the sentiment with my finger.

Card No. 3

This card is 5" square and uses a yellow card base


I cut 4 pieces of white cardstock, one is 4.75" square, one is 3 7/8" square, one is 1.75" x 2" and the last one is 1 5/8" x 4.75" with a fishtail cut in one end.

From plain yellow cardstock I cut one piece 4" square, one piece 5" x 1 1/8" and one piece 1 7/8" x 2 1/8".

From the Good Vibrations paper I cut a piece 3 5/8" square.

The Good Vibrations (reverse) paper was cut to 5" x 1"

The sentiment is from my computer generated sentiments and is matted on plain yellow cardstock

The flowers were fussy cut from the Growing Wild paper.

The panel that holds the sentiment and the sentiment itself were both mounted on chipboard prior to being attached to the card.

Three clusters of three dots with the Ice Stickles finish this card off.

Here is the process video 


Thank you for spending part of your day here with me today
Till next time
Stay safe
Hugs
Julie 


Monday, April 5, 2021

Three Masculine Cards

Good morning.

Today I am sharing three masculine cards I created using patterned papers from my  KS4U DT kit for April.

You will find the KS4U stores here and here.

Why not check out their Facebook page, they have lots of beautiful projects to inspire you from all types of artisans.

The card bases were created by cutting down a 12" x 12" sheet of 240gsm white cardstock.

All of the patterned papers for these cards came from a 6" x 6" paper pad from Authentique - collection called Original.

The burlap sheet is from Uniquely Creative.

All of the papers have been inked with Versa Color black ink

These are my cards for today.


We will start with this card.


This card is 5.25" square.
The dark blue patterned paper is 5" square
There are two pieces of burlap 1" x 4.75"
The diamond patterned paper is 4" x 4.75"
The greeting was stamped using the Happy Birthday stamp from Kaisercraft's Factory 42 stamp set.
I have heat embossed it with Rangers Embossing Antiquities powder - Colbolt.
The sentiment was stamped onto white cardstock which was trimmed to 2.5" x 1.5" and matted onto a piece of the dark blue patterned paper that measure 2.75" x 1.75"
I fussy cut 8 of the diamonds and used foam to mount them over the top of some of the diamonds on the background paper.
The sentiment was attached to the card using foam tape

Card No. 2


This card is 5.25" square
The navy patterned paper was cut to 5 1/8" square
I used  a stamp from The Creative Stamp Collection Pty Ltd (EC172 Star) and Cream embossing powder to heat emboss the stars randomly onto the navy patterned paper.
I have had this stamp for close to 20 years so it is probably no longer available.
I used my Nellie's Multi Frame Star die to cut 1 star 2.75", 3 stars 2.25" and 4 stars 7/8"
The large star and one of the small stars was cut from burlap
A piece of navy spot paper was cut to 1.25" x 4.75" and matted on a piece of white cardstock so a 1/16" boarder showed all around. This was attached to the card using foam tape. The stars were attached to the card front using an assortment of foam tape and glue so some are risen and some are flat on the card front.
To create the sentiment I stamped and heat embossed Hero Arts (C5594) Happy Birthday stamp using the same embossing powder I used for the stars on the background
The sentiment was trimmed to 2.75" x 7/8" and matted on a piece of white cardstock giving a 1/16" border. This was attached to the card using foam tape.
The small navy star on top of the large burlap star was given a coat of Glossy Accents.

Card No. 3


This card is 5" square
The navy spot patterned paper is 4.75" square
The pocket patterned paper is 2" 4.5"
The white cardstock that the pocket patterned paper is matted on is 2 1/8" x 4 5/8"
Once the pocket paper was attached to the white cardstock mat, I added a copper brad to each corner.
I also tied a piece of string around this panel and secured it with sticky tape on the back.
The panel was then added to the card front using foam tape.
The sentiment uses the same stamp as the first card and has been heat embossed using Copper embossing powder on white cardstock
The sentiment was trimmed to 2.25" x 1.5" and matted on some denim colours patterned paper which had been trimmed to 2.5" x 1.75".
This was attached to the front of the card using foam tape.

So there we have my cards for today. I hope you enjoyed reading about them.
You can see the process video below


Thank you for spending part of your day here with me today
Till next time
Stay safe
Hugs
Julie



Thursday, April 1, 2021

Layout for Mystical Scrapbooks April 2021 Challenge

Good morning

Today's layout is for the April challenge over at Mystical Scrapbooks.

The theme for the month is Black +1 and this challenge is to use 3 elements from this grid. The elements must be in a line on the grid. The line can be horizontal, vertical or diagonal.


For my layout I have chosen pink for my plus one and the three elements are Fussy Cutting, Tag and Chipboard (diagonal top left to bottom right)


The paper I have used on this layout is Uniquely Creatives's Serendipity- Happiness

I tore two opposing edges of the Black Cardstock, cut two strips of the Happiness patterned paper to 1.25" x 12", inked around three edges of the patterned paper and attached those to the top and bottom of the black cardstock to make it back to 12" x 12"

I fussy cut the two floral clusters from the edge of the Happiness paper, inked around the edges and attached them to the sides of the layout with glue.  

I filed around the edge of my photos and matted them on bright pink cardstock (Heartfelt). They were then attached to the layout using double sided tape. I was careful to place the tape on the bottom photo so that my tag would be held in place when it was inserted.

I used my Scan N Cut to cut a tag from the Happiness paper and a mat from the Heartfelt cardstock. After inking the edges I used glue to attach one layer on top of the other. Using my Crop-O-Dile I add a pink heart eyelet to the tag. To finish the tag off I added some bright pink Rik Rac. My journalling is handwritten on the tag and the tag tucks under the right hand edge of the bottom photo.

The title was also cut from the Heartfelt cardstock. I used the negative to place my letters evenly on the top right area of the layout. The title then had a coat of Glossy Accents to give it a nice shine.

The chipboard butterflies are from the Memory Maze Wire Butterfly Set. I have painted them with acrylic paint. Once they were dry I added some Dress My Craft Frosted Sugar Powder to the bodies of the butterflies. I was not that happy with this as the sugar powder is a bit too chunky, I think something a bit finer, like glitter would have been a better choice

You can see my process video below


Thank you for spending part of your day here with me today
Till next time
Stay safe
Hugs
Julie



Saturday, March 27, 2021

"Soar" Art Journal Page

Good morning

Today I am sharing an art journal page that I created recently.

To create the texture I used Kaisercraft's Leaves stencil and Mont Marte Modelling Paste.

A row of lace was attached to the bottom section of the page using Satin Mod Podge

To colour the page I used Dylusions London Blue Shimmer Spray, Dylusions Dirty Martini Ink Spray, Perfect Pearls Mist Green Patina and Artiste Spritzing Ink in Gold.

I used a stamp with Jet Black StazOn ink to stamp all over the page.

The final touch for the background was white splatters using acrylic paint.

The Focal points were created using Dina Wakley's Scribbly Birds stamp and StazOn Jet Black ink

To colour the birds I used Distress Inks - Candied Apple, Festive Berries, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed and Scattered Straw.

I gave the birds a spray with Boyle Matt Clear Finishing Sealer so that the colour would not move when I add more wet mediums to them.

Once I had fussy cut the birds I attached them to the page using Matisse Matt Medium

The title was cut on my Scan N Cut. The black letters are Adobe Gothic Font and the white cardstock is Beyond the Mountains Font.

To detail the birds and title I used Uniball Eye Micro Black pen and a white 0.7mm Posca paint pen

The scribbly border around the page came from two Fineliner bottles, one with white acrylic paint that has been watered down and the other has watered down black acrylic paint.

You can watch the video if you would like.

Thank you for spending part of your day here with me today.

Till next time
Stay safe
Hugs
Julie

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Folio For KS4U

Good morning

Today I am sharing a flip through video of the Folio I made using my March 2021 DT supplies from KS4U

You will find their stores here and here.

They have a 40% off everything  (except papers) sale at the moment so check it out. The sale finishes on the 20th March 2021 so you better be quick.

To create the folio I followed a tutorial by Shellie Giegle. It is a two part video and you will find Part 1 here and Part 2 here.


Here is the link to the flip through video


This folio is for sale so if you would like more details please either leave a comment below or email me at
juliespapercraft@gmail.com 
and I will be happy to get back to you.

Thank you for spending part of your day here with me today
Till next time
Stay safe
Hugs
Julie

Friday, March 19, 2021

Layout for Mystical Scrapbooks March 2021 Cyber Crop

Good morning

Today is the start of the weekend Cyber Crop at Mystical Scrapbooks

There are three challenges for you to try.

This layout is for the challenge that requires you to use Red, Orange & Yellow - You can use one, two or all three of these colours plus use a stencil. I have used all three colours.

The inspiration for this layout came from a video by Allison Davis. You can see her video here.

The triangles on this layout reminded me of the Pyramids we saw while we were holding in Egypt, where this photo was taken.


 I used Modelling Paste, which I coloured with acrylic paint in Sunshine Yellow and Dusty Attics Criss Cross stencil to create a textured pattern on some orange cardstock. I am going to use this as a patterned paper on the layout

I am using some white cardstock for my background. To add a little interest I splattered Tattered Angels Chalkboard spray in Valencia all over it.

I cut an assortment of different sized square from Simple Stories - Hello summer - Catching Rays, Simple Stories - Hello Summer - Life is Good and Kaisercraft - Native Breeze - Native Flock and the orange cardstock with the added texture paste.

To create the triangles I marked the middle of one side of each square and then cut from the two corners on the opposite edge to the centre mark. I cut approx 10 squares to begin with and placed them onto the layout leaving a thin white border between each triangle then I cut more triangles as I needed them to fill in the design and extend it out to the size I needed so the triangles were visible around each edge of the photo. Once I was happy with the placement of the triangles I inked the edges and attached them to the background using glue. I used my T-Ruler to make sure the first triangle was straight so all of the other triangles would be straight as I lined them up.

The photo measures 8" x 4.5". I matted this on white cardstock so it had a 1/16" border on all sides.

A piece of chipboard was attached to the back of the photo before it was added to the layout.

The words Sunset and Nile were cut on my Scan N Cut from black cardstock. To complete my title I used some stickers from Basic Grey.


My layout now looked like this and I had planned to stop here.

After looking at the layout for a few minutes I thought it looked a little bare so I fussy cut some of the small flowers from Simple Stories - Hello Summer - Oh Happy Day.


After looking at the layout for a few minutes I thought it looked a little bare so I fussy cut some of the small flowers from Simple Stories - Hello Summer - Oh Happy Day.
I had inked around the edges of each flower and attached them to the top left hand and the bottom right hand corners of the layout. So you can see the difference those few flowers made.

I have to admit I do prefer the layout with the flowers but the part of me that likes clean layouts is still pretty keen on the layout without the flowers


There is a process video and you can see it here.


Thank you for being here with me today.
Till next time
Stay safe
Hugs
Julie



 


 


 


Monday, March 15, 2021

Four Favourite Techniques using Stencils

Good morning

Today I have a quick post to share with you four of my favourite ways to use my stencils

There are dozens of ways to use stencils but these are the ones I enjoy and seem to use the most. I love adding texture and dimension to my projects.


I have made samplers to demonstrate these techniques. 
I cut a 12" x 12" piece of smooth white cardstock into 6" squares to use as my base. I will probably cut these up and use them on card projects in the future.

I clean my stencils as soon as I have finished each project because I do not want any of the product to dry on the stencil and make it harder to keep my stencil flat on future projects. 

To get a nice clean edge to your stencilling projects it is very important to make sure your stencil sits flat on your cardstock. 

I use a soft scrubbing brush and warm water in the sink to clean them. This could cause blockages in the plumbing if you are using your stencils continuously but I figure that for the number of time I use them I can probably get away with it. Time will tell I guess.

Starting from the left hand sample I have used Matisse Impasto Medium, which dries clear, and put that through my Kaisercraft "Textures" stencil. While the paste is still wet and in place I sprinkled Dress My Crafts Frosted Sugar Powder over it and pressed it into the medium using my brayer. The excess was tipped back into the bottle and the stencil removed. The Frosted Sugar Powder will not come off once the medium is dry as it has been firmly adhered. You could also use glitter, confetti and glass beads in the same way.

The second sample is using Colour Blast Colour Pastes through the same Kaisercraft stencil. The stencil is one of those that has 4 designs in the one 12" x 12" stencil.
This technique shows that you can use any paste with a stencil. Mostly I use Modelling Paste which I colour with acrylic paints to suit the project I am working on. Some other products that fit into the "Paste" category are Viva Inka Gold, Shimmerz Textures, Faber Castell Texture Luxe, Stencil Magic Paint Creme and BoBunny Glitter Paste, really anything that has a paste texture.

The third sample uses Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo through Cadence MU-03 stencil.
I have applied the gel through the stencil and set it aside to dry. The gel goes on white and when it is dry it is clear. Once it is dry I laid Fab Foil, patterned side up, on top of the cardstock and ran my brayer over the foil to transfer the gold to the gel. There are lots of different colours and types of foil so the effects are unlimited really.

The final sample used Distress Oxide inks in Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean and Speckled Egg which I have applied through a Stencil Girl stencil using my blending brush. Once this had dried I stamped on top of the stencilling using StazOn Jet Black ink and a Kaszazz Stamp called "Reason Season Lifetime" before I removed the stencil. You could use any stamp here.

So there we have a few tips for using your stencils.

Here is the video that shows my process.



I hope you have found this informative and you try some of these techniques on your next project.
I would love to see or hear about your favourite stencil techniques. I love trying new things so leave me a comment.

Thanks for being here with me today
Till next time
Stay safe
Hugs
Julie



Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Three Fun Fold Cards

Good morning.

Today I am sharing three cards I made using my DT supplies for March from KS4U.

They are all Double folds, Double Gate Fold, Double Zig Zag and Double Z Fold

KS4U are having a huge 40% off everything (except paper) until 20th March. You will find their stores here and here.

They still have some the large boxes of assorted flowers for sale too. Only $25USD plus postage gets you over 3 lbs of flowers, you also go in the draw for to win a $50USD store credit to spend on whatever you like.

You can find the flowers here 

Back to the cards

All of the patterned papers used on these cards is from the 8.25" x 11.5" Prima paper pad called Lyric, such pretty muted colours.

Card No 1. Double Z Fold card


All of the patterned papers on this card have had the edges distressed with my Prima Distressing tool and inked with a black ink cube.

I have cut two pieces of white cardstock to create the base. One is 11" x 5.5" and one is 9.25" x 4.25"

The larger one is scored at 2.75" and 5.5 " on the 11" edge and the smaller one is scored at 2.75" and 5.5" on the 9.25" edge

Each piece is folded the same- fold at the 5.5" score mark first and then fold at the 2.75" score mark away from the centre of the card.

I chose two patterned papers from the pad. 
The first sheet was cut at 5.25" square and two pieces 5.25" x 2.5". This is attached to the 5.5" x 11" card base.
The second sheet of patterned paper was cut to 4" square and two pieces 4" x 2.5" and attached to the smaller cardstock piece

I folded both pieces and slid the smaller piece between the folds of the larger piece so that when it was open and you look at the bottom edge of the card it looks like to Z's
I applied glue to the left hand edge of the small piece and attached it on top of the folded back front section of the card base. I then attached the other end of the smaller piece to the card base so that it sat flat and still allowed the card to open.

To decorate the card I used a piece of chipboard from Mixed Media Fragments - Retro by Gina's Designs. There were four of the stylised snowflakes joined together, I cut one off, painted it with Apricot Preserves acrylic paint and added a coat of Glossy Accents.

The silk flower was cut from a larger flower cluster.
 The black flower shaped decorations came from a previous kit.

The greeting was heat embossed using a Woodware stamp called Boxed Greetings. I stamped with Versamark ink and embossed using black superfine embossing powder. I fussy cut the greeting and attached it to the front panel of the card




Card No. 2 Double Gate Fold card


All of the patterned papers on this card have had the edges inked with a black ink cube.

The card base for this card measures 5" x 12" and is scored at 1", 3.5", 8.5" and 11"

I used a Martha Stewart punch to punch the two outside edges on the 5" lengths.

Make a mountain fold at the 1" score line, a valley fold at the 3.5" score line, another valley fold at the 8.5" score line and a mountain fold at the 11" score line.

I also punched two strips of patterned paper then trimmed them down to 0.75" x 5". These were attached to the scalloped section of the card base.

To create the sliding closure, cut three squares 3" in size, score two of them at 1.5". Fold and burnish on the fold lines.
Attach one of the folded pieces on top of one of the flat pieced so the fold is in the centre of the flat square, ensure the edges are lined up perfectly. 
Next attach the second folded piece so the two folds are touching each other, once again ensuring the edges are lined up.
Now attach the last flat piece directly on top of the two folded squares.
This makes the sliding closure panel.

I have used the same patterned paper on the inside and outside of this card.
The inside papers are one piece 4.75" square and two pieces 2.25" x 4.75"
The outside papers are 2 pieces 2.25" x 5"  
The patterned paper for the closure panel is 2.75" square.

To create the flowers to decorate the closure panel I have heat embossed two flowers using Woodware's Five Daisies stamp, Versamark Embossing ink and black Super Fine Embossing Powder, on two different coloured papers.
I created two of each colour, fussy cut them, shaped them and then layered the two flowers, staggering them so the petals did not sit directly on top of each other. I added some small foam squares between the layers of the petals so they would always have some dimension.
A large clear gem was added to the centre of each flower
The flowers were then attached to the closure panel

The greeting, which is on the inside centre panel is a clear sticker from 13@rts His & Hers Remastered clear sticker sheet. It says "Make A Wish"




Card No. 3 Double Zig Zag


All of the patterned paper on this card has had the edges inked with a black ink cube.

The card base for this is 5" x 20"
I used 2 A4 sheets of cardstock. I cut one 5" x 10" and one 5" x 10.25".
I applied a strip of 0.25" double sided tape to the 5" width of the 10.25" piece of cardstock and then layed the 10" piece on top of it so the edge of the cardstock ran along the inside edge of the double sided tape.

To score this card score at 2.5", 5" and 7.5" rotate the card and score at 2.5", 5" and 7.5" again.

I measured up 2.5" on both outside edges and then drew a line from this mark to the top of the 7.5" score lines on both sides. I then cut this off using my trimmer. You could cut it off with scissors but I can not cut a straight line with scissors to save myself

To fold the card I started at the 7.5" score line and folded the outside edge into the middle then I worked my way out to the edges folding in the opposite direction to the last fold. I did the same thing for the other side.

I cut patterned paper for both the front and back panels of my card but you could just do the fronts if you preferred.
To get my sizing right I cut all of the panels to the width of the panel minus 0.25" then I cut the length to the longest measurement of the panel minus 0.25".
I held this piece of patterned paper against the panel and marked where I wanted to cut the lower end of the slope with a pencil then cut from the tallest point down to my pencil mark. I did this for each panel

These were then attached to the card base.

To create the sentiment panel I cut a piece of white cardstock 3" x 1" and two pieces of patterned paper 2.75" x 0.75". 
One of the patterned papers was attached to the back of the white cardstock piece.

I used Hero Arts C5594 Happy Birthday stamp and Jet Black StaZon Ink to stamp the greeting on the other piece of patterned paper. This was then attached to the front of the white cardstock and then attached to the left hand front panel of the card

I had a piece of the punched cardstock left over from the previous card so I attached that to the bottom of the inside back panel, applying glue to only the bottom and two side to make a tiny pocket.
I then used white cardstock measuring 2.5" x 3.5" to make a tag. I added and eyelet using my Crop-a-Dile and some black crochet cotton. This will sit in the tiny pocket and give me a place to write my personal message.

The flowers to decorate this card were created using Picket Fence Studio's Flowers For Picking stamp and Jet Black StaZon ink. Each flower has two layers and there are 17 flowers. I used an assortment of patterned papers so I would have a variety of colours.
After I had shaped and assembled the flowers I added them to the top edges of the card so they cascaded down the card.
 To finish them off I added a clear gem to the centre of each flower




Here is the video that shows how I made the cards so if you have any questions you may find your answer in the video. Alternatively, you can ask in the comments and I will get back to as quickly as I can.



This is a very long post and I thank you for staying with me till the end.

Till next time
Stay safe
Hugs
Julie