Step 1) Start by taking a piece of card stock 10" x 12" and with the 10" side on the top of your scoring tool score at the 2 1/2" and 7 1/2" marks.
Step 2) Rotate the card stock so that the 12" side is on the top of your scoring tool and scor at the 7" and 10 1/2" marks.
Step 3) With the 10" side facing to the top, remove the 2 top panels on the left and right so your piece looks like this.
Step 4) Now using your bone folder, go over the scor lines so you have nice sharp fold lines.
Step 5) Take another piece of card stock 5" x 7." Add glue to the bottom of the 5" x 1 1/2" flap. Lay the 5" x 7" panel on top of glued panel and make sure that the 5x7 panel lines up with the top and bottom of the card.
Step 6) Once the glue has cured your finished card base should look like this.
Now it's time to start decorating! Start by covering the 2 front panels with paper from the Botanic Orchid Paper Collection that measure 2 1/4" x 6 3/4" each. I like to have my panels match up so I cut a piece of paper 4 1/2" x 6 3/4" and then cut the piece in half.
Repeat the same process covering the inside with more designer paper from the Botanic Orchid Paper Collection. This time I selected a different piece of paper.
To dress up the easel part of the card, I took a piece of white card stock 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" and using the Ornate Borders and Pockets Die, I die cut both ends of the card stock. After lightly distressing it with Worn Lipstick distressed ink, attach it to the center of the easel and top off with one of the pre-made card images from the Botanic Orchid Paper Collection that has the edges dusted with a little glitter for some extra sparkle!
On the inside of the easel, layer on another piece of designer paper from the Botanic Orchid Paper Collection that measures 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" before topping it off with a sentiment. The sentiment was stamped from the Botanic Orchid Wishes Stamp Set using Versamark and heat embossed with Watering Can Embossing Powder and was colored with a combination of Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint and Squeezed Lemonade Distressed Markers. Once your coloring is complete, the sentiment was die cut using the Spellbinders Floral Ovals die. In order for the die to easily hold the easel part of the card, die cut the Spellbinders Floral Ovals die several times or simply add foam dots to the bottom before attaching to the card base.
The card front was the perfect place to add a die cut of the beautiful Botanic Window. Much like the die cut on the inside of the easel, I die cut this a few times to give it a bit of extra strength and also to ensure that it does not curl over time.
Finish your card by decorating with some additional Botanic Orchid flowers and some of those lovely hummingbirds! Stamp the Botanic Orchid Cling Stamp Set on white cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black and cut with the matching die before shaping the flowers with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Distress the flower petals with Worn Lipstick Distressed Ink and after you have created your flowers lightly spray them with Pearl Mica Spray for a little extra sparkle. Finally, stamp the Regal Hummingbird Cling Stamp Set on white cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black and cut with the matching die and color them with Pebbles Chalks.
Other products: White Card Stock, Spellbinders Floral Ovals, Spellbinders Petite Labels One, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Worn Lipstick Distressed Ink, Pearl Mica Spray, Dove Blender Pen, Distressed Markers (Peeled Paint and Squeezed Lemonade), Pebbles Chaulks, Versamark Stamp Pad, Watering Can Embossing Powder, Bling from my stash and die cutting machine.
This tutorial has been created for you by design team member
Joann Jamieson-Larkin. Her blog is Castlepark Designs.