Jun 102015
 

Congratulations CardILCS32This Square Congratulations Card is designed for this weeks’ card sketch at i Love Card Sketches.

This is the same technique I tried last week.  I liked it so much I wanted to try it again.

The card base is cut from Very Vanilla card stock using the scalloped square from the Squares Collection Framelits.  Cut the card stock to 5″ X 8 1/2″.  Make a partial cut using the scalloped square framelit on one end of the card stock.  Do not cut through the last scallop edge in the middle of the card stock.  Then turn the card stock around.  When you lay the scallop frame on the card stock overlap the previous cut along the sides by just one scallop.  Again make a partial cut and do not cut through the last scallop edge in the middle of the card stock.  Then just fold the card stock in half.  It is not quite square, but pretty close.

The technique used for the focal point of the card is the same as the one one I did last week.  I liked it so much I wanted to try it again.

The floral image is from Bordering Blooms stamp set.  It is stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  To color the image I used a few markers (Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party and Lost Lagoon).  Then the squares were cut using the Square Collection Framelits.  See last weeks’ post for more details on how to achieve the look of the embossed frame.

There was some of the border image left when I got through creating the frame.  I decided to use it to create the butterfly.  First I created the mask to place over the border image, then I inked up the butterfly image with sponge daubers and stamped the butterfly over the top of the border image.  The butterfly image is punched out and added to the focal image with dimensionals.  It looks like the butterfly is behind the flowers.

Lastly I cut another square frame from Lost Lagoon card stock and rounded the corners.

Visit i Love Card Sketches to view other samples of this weeks’ sketch.