Saturday, September 10, 2011

2 Tutorials: Triple Brad Bow, Easel Card

Stay tuned… there are several tips today, and two Super Saturday Tutorials! 

The first tutorial is a quickie, and is in response to a recent reader requests.  You may remember last week I posted THIS card with a pretty triple loop brad embellished bow.  It’s really pretty simple to accomplish, and today I’m going to share step by step how it was created.Triple_brad_bow, Sharon_Field, Super_saturday, Tutorial, dotted_scalloped_ribbon, ribbon_Bow, Createdbyu_blogspot, Antique_brad

Step 1:  Leaving the ribbon attached to the roll, cross free end over roll from ribbon, forming a loop:Triple_brad_bow, Sharon_Field, Super_saturday, Tutorial, dotted_scalloped_ribbon, ribbon_Bow, Createdbyu_blogspot, Antique_brad

Step 2:  Wrap Ribbon from roll over the existing ribbon loop, creating a second loop:Triple_brad_bow, Sharon_Field, Super_saturday, Tutorial, dotted_scalloped_ribbon, ribbon_Bow, Createdbyu_blogspot, Antique_brad

Step 3:  Pick up the bow assembly, and wrap the ribbon roll end under the bow assembly bringing it out above the second loop.Triple_brad_bow, Sharon_Field, Super_saturday, Tutorial, dotted_scalloped_ribbon, ribbon_Bow, Createdbyu_blogspot, Antique_brad

Step 4:  Bring the Ribbon roll OVER the existing loops, below the right loop.  Try to keep the center ‘uniform’. Triple_brad_bow, Sharon_Field, Super_saturday, Tutorial, dotted_scalloped_ribbon, ribbon_Bow, Createdbyu_blogspot, Antique_brad

Step 5:  Pick up the bow assembly, and wrap the ribbon roll beneath the bow assembly, forming a fourth loop.Triple_brad_bow, Sharon_Field, Super_saturday, Tutorial, dotted_scalloped_ribbon, ribbon_Bow, Createdbyu_blogspot, Antique_brad

Step 6:  Bring the ribbon roll above all the loops on the left side…Triple_brad_bow, Sharon_Field, Super_saturday, Tutorial, dotted_scalloped_ribbon, ribbon_Bow, Createdbyu_blogspot, Antique_brad

Step 7:  And then across the center of the bow assembly, ending in the lower right quadrant.  Place an object on top of the assembly to hold everything in place and proceed to step 8.

Step 8:  Use needle nose pliers to fully open up the legs of an antique brad, removing the ‘kinks’ in the brad legs.  Triple_brad_bow, Sharon_Field, Super_saturday, Tutorial, dotted_scalloped_ribbon, ribbon_Bow, Createdbyu_blogspot, Antique_brad

Step 9:  Use the needle nose pliers to flatten out any kinks in the brad legs.Triple_brad_bow, Sharon_Field, Super_saturday, Tutorial, dotted_scalloped_ribbon, ribbon_Bow, Createdbyu_blogspot, Antique_brad

Step 10:  Pick up the bow assembly, and slip the opened brad over the center of the bow flattening out the legs on the back… now you’re done!!

Tutorial Number Two:

The second tutorial features the Haunted Forest single, wood mount stamp found on the last page of the Holiday Mini Catalog.  I don’t really make a lot of “Halloween” themed cards, so this little $9.95 stamp was an inexpensive investment, containing both image and greeting on one stamp.

My first thought for using “Haunted Forest” was to create a brayer background using an embossed image.  I wasn’t too happy with the results, so began experimenting to create the perfect background. Ultimately, after using multiple colors, the brayer, sponges, and even a little “direct to paper” (DTP) with a stamp pad craziness, I tossed the image aside for future consideration.

LOL, the other day, I looked at it again and thought, “what’s the problem?”  and decided to make an easel card with my pre-stamped image.super_saturday, double, tutorial, halloween, boo, big_shot, alphabet, sizzlit, faux_stitching, brayer, createdbyu_blogspot, Sharon_field, sponging, technique, tips, embossing, square_lattice, easel, A2, card, postage, ribbon

This is a standard A2 card… no extra postage required!  It was very easy to make too! 

Note:  the tutorial is for the card base and assembly only, although supplies used to create the brayer and sponged haunted forest panel are included in supplies.

Stamps and Supplies for today’s…

Haunted Forest Easel Card Base:

Stamps:  Haunted Forest

Card Stock":

Crumb Cake Pumpkin Pie
Very Vanilla

Classic Inks:

So Saffron Soft Suede
Early Espresso Chocolate Chip
Peach Parfait  

Stampin’ Write Markers:

Soft Suede Pumpkin Pie

Accessories:

Brayer Stampin’ Sponge
Heat Tool Versamark Ink
Clear Embossing Powder Mat Pack
Paper Piercing Tool Neutral Brads
Early Espresso 1/8” grosgrain ribbon Post-It-Notes
1-3/8” Circle Punch White Gel Pen
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine Square Lattice TIEF
Timeless Type Jr. Alphabet Simply Scored
Multipurpose Adhesive Snail Adhesive
Sponge Dauber  

Step by Step:

  1. Cut Very Vanilla card stock panel to 3-3/8” x 4-3/8”, and emboss focal image using Haunted Halloween Stamp.
  2. Position a 1-3/8” “moon” on the card, and then Brayer, sponge, and DTP to create your background.super_saturday, double, tutorial, halloween, boo, big_shot, alphabet, sizzlit, faux_stitching, brayer, createdbyu_blogspot, Sharon_field, sponging, technique, tips, embossing, square_lattice, easel, A2, card, postage, ribbon, Haunted_forest
  3. The lower portion of the focal panel was stamped multiple times using just the branches of the trees in Haunted Halloween.super_saturday, double, tutorial, halloween, boo, big_shot, alphabet, sizzlit, faux_stitching, brayer, createdbyu_blogspot, Sharon_field, sponging, technique, tips, embossing, square_lattice, easel, A2, card, postage, ribbon, Haunted_forest
  4. Cut Crumb Cake card stock layer 4-1/4” x 11”.
  5. With long edge against the top rail of your Simply Scored board, score at 5-1/2”, 6”, and 11”.
  6. Insert the card front into the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF) so that the embossing will begin just below the 6” scored line and emboss using the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.      Note:  the 8-1/2” scored line will be in the folder too, you may have to re-score the line after embossing depending on your big shot die cutting machine’s sensitivity.)
  7. Roll the card stock and embossing folder into the big shot die cutting machine, JUST UNTIL you know that the embossing has reached the 6” scored line, and then BACK IT OUT.
  8. Sponge surface of embossed area with Soft Suede Classic Ink using a finger tip sponge dauber.
  9. Add a knotted ribbon of Early Espresso 1/8” taffeta ribbon along the top edge of the embossed area.  I like to use a Mini Glue Dot to first position the bow, and then secure the ends of the ribbon.super_saturday, double, tutorial, halloween, boo, big_shot, alphabet, sizzlit, faux_stitching, brayer, createdbyu_blogspot, Sharon_field, sponging, technique, tips, embossing, square_lattice, easel, A2, card, postage, ribbon, Haunted_forest
  10. GLUE down the 1/2” scored and ribbon embellished area with Multipurpose Adhesive.  Multipurpose Adhesive will hold even in humid environments!
  11. Cut Pumpkin Pie card stock to 3-5/8” x 4-5/8”
  12. Attach focal image to pumpkin pie panel.  Use mat pack and paper piercing tool to pierce position for brads.  TIP:  Add some snail adhesive to each corner before attaching brads.super_saturday, double, tutorial, halloween, boo, big_shot, alphabet, sizzlit, faux_stitching, brayer, createdbyu_blogspot, Sharon_field, sponging, technique, tips, embossing, square_lattice, easel, A2, card, postage, ribbon, Haunted_forest
  13. After inserting and opening brads, they will stay exactly where you want them without rotating below your card stock.  The adhesive will also help hold the corners of your card in place.super_saturday, double, tutorial, halloween, boo, big_shot, alphabet, sizzlit, faux_stitching, brayer, createdbyu_blogspot, Sharon_field, sponging, technique, tips, embossing, square_lattice, easel, A2, card, postage, ribbon, Haunted_forest
  14. Place the brad embellished panel upside down on the easel card front, and make a mark where the 8-1/2” score line hits each side of the pumpkin pie card stock.super_saturday, double, tutorial, halloween, boo, big_shot, alphabet, sizzlit, faux_stitching, brayer, createdbyu_blogspot, Sharon_field, sponging, technique, tips, embossing, square_lattice, easel, A2, card, postage, ribbon, Haunted_forest
  15. Add multipurpose adhesive below the marks you just made, turn it over and attach to the card front, forming the easel card.  super_saturday, double, tutorial, halloween, boo, big_shot, alphabet, sizzlit, faux_stitching, brayer, createdbyu_blogspot, Sharon_field, sponging, technique, tips, embossing, square_lattice, easel, A2, card, postage, ribbon, Haunted_forest
  16. The last step is to create the easel “stop” on the inside of your card… cut two 1” x 3-7/8”  pieces of Pumpkin Pie card stock, and glue them together.
  17. Use a mat pack, paper piercing tool, and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker to create the faux stitched element.
  18. Letters were cut using a Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet.  After centering and gluing the letters to the pumpkin pie card stock, they were outlined using a White Gel Pen.

Wow!! Hope you enjoyed today’s double Super Saturday tutorials!  I always appreciate your queries and suggestions regarding tutorials and how to do stuff I’ve shown you on my blog!

Hope to see you back here tomorrow… and I’ll have a personal update too!

Hugs,

Sharon

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6 comments:

lisa808 said...

Your bows are always gorgeous. Hopefully, with some more practice and re-reading of your tutorials, I'll one day be able to make a half-way decent bow.

Love your Halloween card! The background looks awesome.

Patrice H said...

You were so productive today. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas Sharon. I just love the card too I know that was a ton of work! A three loop bow you made it look so easy (Smile)

Lesley said...

Thanks for sharing, love the Halloween card... spooky!

Lesley said...

Thanks for sharing, love the Halloween card... spooky!

Dee in N.H. said...

Great tutorials!! Love the tip on where to put the adhesive on the card! The bow is great too. Now I know to flatten the brad legs. I had tried this kind of bow before without great results but now I see it was the brad I need to fix! Thanks Sharon!

Fabiola said...

oh très chouette! biz