Sunday, July 28, 2013

My initial post as part of the Poppystamps Design Team!

I am honored to be part of the Poppystamps Design Team.  I am part of a talented group of women from all over the world!  Please visit the Poppystamps Blog for daily inspiration!

I am excited to be part of the Poppystamps Design Team.  I hope you enjoy my first submission.  This card can be used for a variety of occasions.  The inside can be left blank for writing or a greeting can be added
This card can be used for pet sympathy card, hello, thinking of you, and thank you. I have added a few stamps in the product listing to give you an idea of sentiments.
Tip: Think of ways to use your dies in new ways. For example, in this card I show you how to use a Poppystamps Madison Bench die to create a chair and a stem with leaves to create leaves for the tree.
Supplies you will need:
Poppystamps Dies:
Madison Park Bench (881)
Pouncing Cat (876)
Tall Stem (853)
Memory Box Dies:
Dancing Butterflies (98576)
Resting Birds (98527)
Orchard Tree Frame (98300)
Debutante Frame (98297)
Memory Box Paper:
Mocha (10N Notecard 33027)
SH-Vanilla Bean (44044)
SH-Sunflower (44041)
SH-Kraft (44019)
SH-Dill (44010)
SH-Jack-o-Lantern (44017)
SH-Blueberry (44002)
Miniature pearls in pastel colors, adhesives (glue, tape, circles or dots), scissors or paper trimmer to cut paper small enough to run through a die-cut machine, die-cut machine, ink for stamping greeting inside card (if desired). Chalks to color sunset for background of frame.
Prepare the frame:
Step 1:  Using Vanilla Bean sheet paper run the Orchard Tree Frame through your die cutting machine.  Do not attach them together yet.
Step 2:  Using white card stock run the Debutante Frame through the die cutting machine.  Begin to create the background sunset by using pastel chalks (although you could get a similar effect with watercolor brush and ink).
I began by creating the sun then blending purple, pink, red, orange down around the sun.  Then I added a blue extending down to meet the green area of the grass.  Carefully attach the Debutante Frame background to the Mocha A10 card stock.
Step 3:  Using both Kraft and Vanilla Bean sheet paper cut the Madison Park Bench (the bench end [twice] n Vanilla Bean and the seating area [once] in Kraft). Cut (and you may have to do this on a bit of curve) the seating area in half.  Assemble the chair and cut away seating area as appropriate once you line up the ends of the bench.
Step 4:  Attach the bench to the Debutant Frame.  Then add the Orchard Tree frame on top.  I used some small dots of adhesive for positioning and then added liquid glue to secure.
Step 5:  Die cut the Pouncing Cat in Vanilla Bean and position it toward the tree (pick a place where you will add a bird (see Prepare the tree).
Prepare the tree:
Step 1:  Die cut in Jack-o-lantern (or you could use Mango) sheet paper the Dancing Butterflies.  Cut again with Sunflower sheet paper. 
Step 2:  Die cut in Blueberry sheet paper the Resting Birds.
Step 3:  Die cut the Tall Stem 3 times. Then taking fine paper scissors detach the leaves from the steam. 
Step 4:  Attach your butterflies, birds, and leaves.
Step 5:  Add miniature pastel pearls (optional).
If a greeting is desired stamp it inside the card now and your card is complete!