Saturday, March 31, 2012

Tutorial: Fancy Cloisonné Easter Card!

Fabulous, fancy and fun!! Today’s Super Saturday tutorial will walk you through step-by-step construction of a fancy, one-of-a-kind special Cloisonné Easter Card.  Hope you like it!!

Remember last weekend when I shared this pretty Cloisonné Easter Egg held by my Easter Piggy?  I told you it would be on a very special card very soon… LOL, and today’s the day!!cloisonne easter egg card frond decked out with pearls and a double loop bow

This pretty card is very dimensionally layered with plenty of texture, pearls and a pretty layered double loop bow.alternate card front, but inside of cloisonne card

This is the INSIDE of the Easter Egg card… pretty enough to be the front, don’t you think?

Supplies:

Stamps:  Delightful Dozen, Elements of Style

Papers:  Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper, Mocha Morning DSP, Very Vanilla, Basic Black

Inks:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black

Terrific Tools:  Simply Scored Board and stylus tool, Extra Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Dotted Scalloped Ribbon Border Punch, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Top Note Die, Labels Collection Framelits, Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Herringbone Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Sanding Block

Awesome Accessories:  Basic Pearls Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Sponge Wedge, Basic Black 5/8” Satin Ribbon, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Adhesive

Paper Cutting:

Very Vanilla

  • 5.5” x 8.5” scored at 4.25” for Card Base
  • 4” x 5” to die cut top note
  • 3.75” x 5” for interior of card
  • 2” x 3” to score and cut both small and large oval eggs
  • Scrap to stamp and punch Decorative Label Punch

Basic Black

  • Two 4” x 5.25” for card front and interior layers
  • 4” x 5” to die cut top note
  • Scraps to punch with dotted scalloped ribbon border

Designer Series Paper

  • 3.75” x 5” Suede/Vanilla Attic Boutique Patterned Paper for card front
  • Scraps of crumb cake and black Mocha Morning Paper to punch 1/2 Large and Small Ovals

Step By Step Tutorial For Today’s….

Fancy Cloisonné Easter Card!

  1. Emboss Twitterpated pattern paper using big shot die cutting machine and herringbone embossing folder.  Sand in both vertical and horizontal directions to reveal white paper beneath pattern.step one, emboss and sand twitterpated dsp
  2. Attach Patterned paper to one 4” x 5.25” Basic Black Card Stock piece, and to front of Very Vanilla Card Base, set aside.
  3. Use Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine to cut two Top Note Die Cuts, one in Very Vanilla and one in Basic Black.  Center 3-1/4” x 2-1/4” Labels Framelit onto Very Vanilla Top Note, and die cut a second time, then emboss using petals a plenty embossing folder.One black, one vanilla top note and labels die cuts
  4. Layer two dimensional pop dots together and place at each corner of the basic black top note die cut, just inside the faux stitched line.step 4 stack dimensional dots and place on corners of top note die cut
  5. Add a second dimensional duo to each corner and peak as shown below… checking to make sure they don’t show through the die cut opening in the vanilla layer.step5 place along perimeter of die cut, just inside perforated line
  6. Remove protective layers from dimensional dots and attach embossed very vanilla die cut top note layer. step six add embossed and die cut vanilla top not die cut
  7. Use scoring tools to score 2” x 3” Very Vanilla card stock in 3/8” increments.  TIP:  score one time with small ball tip of stylus, then use wide ball end of stylus to make more visible impressions.step_7 simply scored markers placed at 3/8" increments
  8. Turn paper 90 degrees and score again as you did in step seven to create cross-hatch patternstep 8 score at each marker placement, turn 90 and score again
  9. Positioning cross0-hatch as a diagonal pattern, punch one large oval and one small oval from scored card stock.position and punnch with oval punch
  10. Punch a scrap of basic black card stock using dotted scallop border punch and a little less than half oval punch from mocha morning dsp, layer together onto scored egg. 
  11. Sponge the edges of the very vanilla eggs, add medium pearls to scored intersections of large egg, and tiny pearls on smaller egg.step 11 create two cloisonne eggs... one large and one small
  12. Add a single layer of dimensional dots to back of large egg and position inside labels die cut opening.step 12 place large egg inside top note frame, save small egg for inside of card
  13. Add a single layer of dimensional dots to the back of layered egg frame.add 9 single layer dots to back of top note die cut
  14. Remove the protective paper layer, and attach to pre-assembled card front.step 14 attach top note die cut to prepared card front
  15. Layer seam binding and satin ribbon together and tie into a pretty double loop bow, attach to bottom left corner of card using several mini glue dots.  use two layers of ribbon to create layered double loop bow
  16. Add medium pearl to centers of embossed flowers on front of card… and on embossed dots between flowers.step 16 add medium and tiny basic pearls to embossed vanilla top note
  17. Stamp Happy Easter onto scrap of very vanilla card stock, punch with decorative label punch and sponge edges with crumb cake ink.  Attach to 3.75” x 5” Very Vanilla card stock on upper portion of card.  Add a dimensional dot the the back of the smaller egg and attach to lower right corner of sentiment.step 17 stamp and punch Easter Greeting, add tiny cloissonne egg
  18. Stamp swirl image from Elements of Style in lower right corner, attach to remaining 4” x 5.25” basic black card stock and to inside of card.add swirl image stamped and layers place inside card
  19. Add tiny and medium basic pearl jewels to swirled image… and you’re done! completed card inside... pretty enough to be front of card as well!

I think the inside is pretty enough to be a card front too.. don’t you?  LOL.. nothing like going overboard!

Hugs,

Sharon

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Stamps: Delightful Dozen, Elements of Style

Papers: Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper, Mocha Morning DSP, Very Vanilla, Basic Black

Inks: Crumb Cake, Basic Black

Terrific Tools: Simply Scored Board and stylus tool, Extra Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Dotted Scalloped Ribbon Border Punch, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Top Note Die, Labels Collection Framelits, Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Herringbone Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Sanding Block

Awesome Accessories: Basic Pearls Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Sponge Wedge, Basic Black 5/8” Satin Ribbon, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Adhesive

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6 comments:

Elaine Wheeler said...

Sharon what a fantastic card I love this Hugs Elaine

Carolstaples said...

Hi sharon, This is a stunning card. Love the colours. It can be used for any occassion. hugs, Carol S.xx

Lorican said...

This card is FABULOUS! The best Easter card yet! I hope you don't mind but I will have to use this as one of my cards this year! I am always amaised at your imagination! Thank you so much for sharing absolutly FREE! Most blogs want you to pay for the instructions on how to! Not you. You are very generous with your knowledge! Cudos!
Later,
Candy

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

That is soooooo pretty! Love the faberge look of your egg!

Charlotte said...

Oh, my ... what an elegant card! Absolutely FANTASTIC color combo! LOVE both the outside and the inside! {Nothing wrong with going overboard - ha/ha!} Love all the layers and pearls, but I'm especially partial to your two-tone bow!! Thanks for taking the time to do your Saturday tutorials for us. They're a tremendous blessing to us that are "creatively-challenged".

Patrice H said...

Oh My Goodness this is one stunning card Sharon! WOW Thanks for the tutorial it will come in handy that's for sure!