Tuesday, June 12, 2012

With Love To You

Hello guys!  Stacy here today.  I was so happy that I was able to get to post another project using the Meadow Cottage Bears stamp collection from Christine Haworth.  I adore her art work and her drawings of these beautiful bears is no exception!  They are just so soft and romantic. 

I decided to work with the With Love stamp set this time.  First I stamped out the image and colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I love stamping onto the Ultra Smooth Premium White Card stock for Alcohol Markers that we carry in the Crafter's Companion store because it is just perfect for these markers.   I've tried several different papers and this paper is the best.  Coloring is smooth, blending is wonderful and no bleeding!

Next I decided to make a Gatefold card.  I pulled out my Ultimate Tool and two seconds later my folds were creased and I was ready to go. 

All I did was start with a piece of card stock 6" x 11".  I butted the 6" side up to the end with the handle and scored along the Gatefold US Letter line.  I turned the paper 180 degrees and did it again.  Then I folded and burnished the scored lines.  I now have a perfect gatefold base card.  All I need to do is embellish it.

So that is what I did next, I embellished it.  I layered some patterned paper into a pleasing design.  I adhered the paper to one side of the card front and then I opened the card and cut the paper along the edge.  That gave me the perfect match to adhere to the other side of the card.  Then I cut out my colored image and layered it onto patterned paper and card stock. 

I cut a long piece of ribbon from my stash and glued it to the back of my colored image.  And then I adhered the image to half of the front of the card.  This allows you to still open the card. Now you can also pull on side of the ribbon around the back of the card to meet on the front side.  There you can tie the ribbon into a bow to hold the card shut.

Finally to finish up the card, I distressed a flower and added a pearl to the center and glued it on the front of the card.  A little Crystal Stickles added to the flowers and onto the bear's foot gives a little sparkle. 

I stamped and trimmed my sentiment and then added it to some patterned paper on the inside of the card.  And there you have it, my card is done.

Thanks for stopping by today and looking at my project.  Until next time...happy scrapping!!


Kathy said...

Beautiful card, love all the layers. Love your coloring and shading, great job...

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Such a fun design and what a cutie!!!