Friday, February 7, 2014

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Valentine Card

Love is in the air and so is the NEW Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Paper!!! I was super excited when I got my paper pad that I had to make a fabulous card for you to try!! So let's get started!!!

Product List:
White Cardstock
2 Styles of Pattern Paper ( I used G45 Botanical Tea) I used "Hello Friend" base and "Just Because"2nd Piece of Pattern Paper
1 Chipboard Heart Shape ( I found mine on Ebay)
1 Shabby Chic Heart Shaped Embroidery ( I found mine on Ebay)
Fused String Pearls
Banner Cut out ( mine is from Silhouette America online download store)
Brown ink of your choice
Embossing Folder of Choice ( I used Spellbinders M-Bossabilities EL-001)
Lindy's Stamp Gang Alpine Ice Rose Starburst Spray
Lindy's Stamp Gang Hibiscus Rose Orange Embossing Powder
Xyron Taper Runner
Xyron 1.5" create-a-sticker
Hot Glue
White Acrylic Paint or Gesso

 Step 1Begin cutting a cardstock base card at the measurements of  6 3/8 by 5 inches

 Step 2 Cut your first pattern paper of choice 1/8 inch smaller on all sides than your card base. Then use your Embossing folder to emboss the pattern paper!

 Step 3. Use your Fabulous Xyron Tape Runner To adhere this to the card base leaving a small boarder on all sides.
 Step 4 cut your second piece of pattern paper at 4 3/4 x 5 inches!! This will leave about a inch of the base pattern paper showing at the bottom. Take you brown ink of choice and ink all sides of the second pattern piece! See photo below!

Step 5 Now Before you use your Xyron Tape Runner to adhere the second piece of pattern paper down you will need to grab a piece of lace that is a little wider than the card. Take Hot glue and gather the center of the lace and tack down. Then you will wrap the lace around the card as you see in the photo above. Adhere with your Xyron Tape runner

 Step 6. Take your white acrylic paint or Gesso and paint the chipboard heart

 Step 7 Embossing your heart with Lindy's Stamp Gang Hibiscus Rose Orange

 Step 8 Before you adhere your Shabby Chic Heart on to the Embossed Chipboard Piece, you will need to spritz it with the Lindy's Stamp Gang Alpine Ice Rose Starburts Spray. NOTE: This color matches perfectly with the NEW G45 Botanical Tea Paper Line.

Step 9 Take your Fused Pearls and hot glue them around the shabby heart.

 Step 10 you will run your banner pieces through your Xyron 1.5" create-a-sticker maker.

Step 11 Adhere the banner pieces to the bottom of the card as seen above. I hand wrote my title but you can always use stamps!!! 

And there you have it!!! Cut elements from your pattern paper as I have done and add it to the heart for a finishing touch!! I hope this has inspired you to create outside your box using many different embellishments together to create a beautiful card. Don't forget to stock up on all your adhesive needs with XYRON!! I have been using this company for years and I love it!!!

Until next Fabulous Creation

Your Professional Designer and Educator

Angela Holt