Saturday, May 28, 2011

Split Level Easel Super Saturday Tutorial

Today’s Super Saturday Tutorial features another Split Level Easel card, similar in design to the one featured HERE.

Readers requested a tutorial on the card, so here it is!  Today’s Split Level Easel Card features images from the Thanks for Caring  stamp set, along with a sponged sky background, embossed images, and basic pearl jewels.

Thanks for Caring, Summer Mini, Catalog, sympathy, tutorial, split easel card, basic pearls, butterfly, super saturday, created by you, Sharon Field

I love creating a sponged sky background!  It’s so simple to do with a scallop punch and stampin’ sponge, applying Bashful Blue Classic Ink over the scallops, and moving the scallop across, up and down to suggest blue skies and bright white and fluffy clouds.Thanks for Caring, Summer Mini, Catalog, sympathy, tutorial, split easel card, basic pearls, butterfly, super saturday, created by you, Sharon Field

The Card Stock Vellum butterfly was embossed, cut out, and popped onto the card using stampin’ dimensionals.  Tiny pearls were added to the center of each flower.

The full flower image was embossed using new Melon Mambo and Wild Wasabi Embossing Powders which are featured in the Summer Mini Catalog.Thanks for Caring, Summer Mini, Catalog, sympathy, tutorial, split easel card, basic pearls, butterfly, super saturday, created by you, Sharon Field

The center of each flower was colored with a Regal Rose Stampin’ Write Marker, and then a tiny pear added to the center of each flower in this panel as well.

I tried to keep this card simple… but couldn’t help adding a punched tiny heart surrounded by pearls, with a rhinestone added to the middle.

Thanks for Caring, Summer Mini, Catalog, sympathy, tutorial, split easel card, basic pearls, butterfly, super saturday, created by you, Sharon Field

I used the tiny pearls which were already in a line and connected, which made it easy to go around and form the tiny heart.

This card is surprisingly easy to make… and I was really surprised when you asked for a tutorial!  But I aim to please… so here we go!

Cutting and Scoring Instructions for Today’s Split Easel Card:

Whisper White Card Stock: 

    • ONE 6x6 scored at 3” and 1.5” (Card Base)
    • TWO 1.75” x 2.25”
    • ONE 1.75” x 1.75”

Wild Wasabi Card Stock

    • TWO 2” x 2.5”
    • ONE 2” x 2”

Vellum Card Stock and Melon Mambo Card Stock Scraps

Split Easel Card Assembly Instructions:

  1. Use bone folder to neatly crease scored lines.
  2. Use Stampin’ Sponge, Bashful Blue Classic Ink, and a punched 2-3/8” scallop scrap to sponge clouds between the 1.5” and 3” scored lines on your card base.
  3. Open up card, and sponge the inside and un-scored part of the card as you did in step 2.
  4. Line up three Wild Wasabi Card Stock Pieces so that the 2” edge is along the open edge of the card base(two long ones on the end, shorter one in the middle… or change it up as you see fit!)
  5. Place glue on card base between the 1.5” and open edge of the card.
  6. Attach Wild Wasabi card stock pieces just like you had lined them up in step 3.  Only the lower half of each Wild Wasabi Card Stock piece will be affixed to the card base.
  7. Sponge remaining Whisper White Card Stock pieces, as you did the card base in step 2.
  8. Turn on heat tool to allow it to fully heat.
  9. Dust sponged Whisper White Card Stock pieces with and embossing buddy. 
    • TIP:  If you tend to have oily skin, or have recently applied lotion, use the embossing buddy on your fingertips as well to prevent powder from sticking to your finger prints.
  10. Stamp images with Versamark Ink, carefully add Melon Mambo Embossing Powder to the flower portion of the bloom.  Shake off excess, and gently thump the back to remove any extra powder.
  11. Heat to set with the Embossing Gun aka Heat Tool.
  12. Add Wild Wasabi to the lower half (stem/leaf), remove excess, and heat.
  13. Use Embossing buddy on a small scrap of Vellum Card Stock.
  14. Stamp the butterfly image on scrap of Card Stock Vellum with Versamark Ink.
  15. Cover with White Embossing Powder, shake off excess, thump, and heat to set.
  16. Cut around the butterfly image with your paper snips, and mount to card with a tiny piece of stampin’ dimensional.  For my butterfly, I cut one of the side edges of dimensional in half, and then stuck it along the body of the butterfly… which makes it almost invisible as a means of support/suspension.
  17. Stamp With Love and Caring on smallest piece of Whisper White card stock.
  18. Add embellishments… pearls, ribbon, etc..
  19. Attach stamped embellished Whisper White card stock to already mounted Wild Wasabi card stock pieces on front of card.
  20. Stamp greeting on inside, lower right edge of card.
  21. Punch a tiny Melon Mambo Heart and glue to the left of the greeting.
  22. Use Basic Pearl which are in a line, and attach the first one in the ‘V’ of the heart.  Press the pearls into place as you migrate around the heart, and snip when you get back to the “V”.
  23. Add a medium rhinestone jewel to the middle of the heart… and you’re done!  Here is what the front of the card will look like!Thanks for Caring, Summer Mini, Catalog, sympathy, tutorial, split easel card, basic pearls, butterfly, super saturday, created by you, Sharon Field

I hope to see you back here tomorrow when I’ll share some new card design ideas!

Hugs,

Sharon

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6 comments:

madameplushbottom said...

Hi Sharon - so glad you are an early riser (or maybe an early poster). I have been eagerly waiting for this tutorial and think I will need to use this for my next Swap. I appreciate your clear instructions - thank you so much!

lisa808 said...

Pretty embossed butterfly & flowers.

irishgalkelly said...

What a pretty card Sharon. This butterfly is gorgeous!! Thanks for tutorial, it is wonderful. Hope you have a super holiday weekend!

nana_cindy42 said...

This is so gorgeous! I will look forward to making this if I ever get off the computer :)

Cherie said...

Sharon, Your card is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it and the great tutorial to go along with it!

Leann Smith said...

Beautiful card. Just my type - less is more! I am sure to case this one.