I am back with another project for the Itsy bitsy blog.
Well, did you miss me?
Please say yes 😉
You don’t want to break my heart!
Speaking of hearts, isn’t Valentine’s day just around the corner?
If like me, you too, would want to gift your loved ones a handmade card, I have the perfect one for you!
Read on to know more….
Here’s the card in action :
Let’s begin the tutorial
First we will prepare the bouquet of flowers.
Step 1 :
I began by first stamping the Flowerful Gratitude stamp onto Bright White cardstock!
Step 2 :
Immediately I pour Clear embossing powder by Little Birdie on the stamped image and heat embossed it with my heat gun.
I now had to color this pretty image. As I wanted to give shine & sparkle to my flowers, I decided to use the pretty Sparkle Pastes by Little Birdie for watercoloring!
Yes, you read it right!
You can use your sparkle pastes for coloring too! I like to stretch my products, making them work for more than something they were meant to!
Sparkle pastes are so pretty, I just had to use them for coloring!
Step 4 :
I took a little bit of paste with a spatula on a glass block.
* Take little by little as it tends to dry fast *
If your paste is pliable, you need not add water. Just wet your brush.
But if it is bit sticky, then add 1-2 drops of water on it and just mix it with your brush.
* When you first try it, it might seem a bit tricky!
But what’s the fun in doing something easy, right? 😉 *
Step 5 :
If you don’t have all the colors of the pastes, no problem. I didn’t have too!
I took some Whipped Cream Sparkling Paste and dabbed a little bit of Mustard Seed distress ink and mixed the two. Voila! Yellow colored sparkle paste is ready.
Step 6 :
Now to color the mason jar, I used Distress Oxides in the shades Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch, blending them with a cylindrical sponge by Little Birdie.
Step 7 :
I also stamped and fussy cut images from the Chirpy Garden stamp set and another older stamp set by Itsy Bitsy.
Step 8 :
Cutting strips of acetate, I adhered these images onto the strips and then the strips on the back of the mason jar, rearranging them as according to the result I wanted.
This is how it looks :
Now, to make the base –
Step 1 :
For this, I took a square of 6 × 6 inches of Bright cardstock. And different shades of distress oxides – Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick & Picked Raspberry.
(You can tell by now, that I Love distress oxides 😀 )
Ink smooshing was the effect I was going for.
To achieve this, you need a piece of acetate (a sheet of packing material is fine too). Dab the oxides onto the acetate and sprinkle some water on it. Now turn the acetate and press it on the cardstock.
* You can also wet the cardstock a little bit to help move the oxides. But it’s optional *
This is how it will look:
Now, dry it with your heat gun and do this again. You can keep repeating this step till you get your desired effect.
This is the end result :
Step 3 :
To create more interest, I used the script stencil by Little Birdie along with Picked Raspberry distress oxide.
Step 4 :
To embellish the panel, I cut the pink mini envelope, the mini sentiment & the heart from the True Story paper pack by Little Birdie.
I scored the envelope on the dotted lines and adhered the sentiment inside it.
The other heart is from Pretty in Pink paper pack.
The glitter sentiment is from a mini embellishment pack.
I also stuck strips of Pink glitter card stock from the Glitter Cardstock Brights paper pack.
The front panel is done.
Now, Let’s assemble the inside Pop-up mechanism!
For this, I took the pink paper from the Chevron in Aquarelle Paper pack by Little Birdie. This paper pack has such beautiful watercolored papers.
The paper was cut to 6 × 12 inches and scored at 6 inches on the larger side.
Step 2 :
On the back side of it, I marked a rectangle measuring 1.25 × 1.75 inches and cut it at the marked crosses.
Then I scored it as shown.
I also marked 2 smaller rectangles measuring 0.75 × 1 inches and repeated the steps.
Step 3 :
I then pushed the rectangles on the inside and then scored it again.
It should look like this from inside :
Step 4 :
I also stamped, colored and fussy cut a bear and a hippo from the Jungle Birthday stamp set.
I adhered both the critters and the Mason Jar bouquet on the pop up panels.
And finally stuck the inside panel on a 6 × 6 base card (measuring 6 × 12 inches and scored at 6 inches) on the inside and the oxide panel we created earlier, on the front! The inside sentiment is also from the True Love Story paper pack.
And our Pretty in Pink Bouquet Pop up card is ready!
If you do make this card, I would love to see your creations!
Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.
Have a great day ahead!