Today we're kicking off a monthly feature called Start to Finish: Projects you can create! Each month we'll be posting a project created with our products and providing step by step directions for you to re-create this same project at home.
Let's get started with Designer Kristen Berc's Start to Finish project!
I created this simple but pretty card using a gorgeous 14mm white pearl brad!
Here are the steps to recreate this card:
Step 1: Score a piece of 5x10 inch solid cardstock at 5 inches.
Step 2: Fold cardstock along score line and flatten fold with bone folder.
Step 3: Trim a piece of patterned paper to 5x2.75 inches and a second piece of patterned paper to 5x1.25 inches.
Step 4: Punch a border along one edge of the 5x1.25 inch strip of patterned paper.
Step 5: Adhere punched strip of patterned paper to card front.
Step 6: Adhere 5x2.75 inch piece of patterned paper to card front, slightly overlapping the punched strip of paper.
Step 7: Trim a piece of lace to 5 inches. Treat lace ends with glossy accents to prevent fraying, and adhere to card front.
Step 8: Choose a third piece of patterned paper and punch out or electronically die cut 1 medium and 2 large flowers.
Step 9: Slightly dampen punched flowers with water (or mist if desired).
Step 10: While flowers are still damp, curl the petals of 1 large flower down around a paint brush handle (or skewer, or other similar object). Let dry.
Step 11: Curl the petals of the other large flower, while still damp, upward around the paint brush handle and let dry.
Step 12: Curl the petals of the medium sized flower, while still damp, upward around the paint brush handle and let dry.
Step 13: When completely dry, assemble flower layers as shown (staggering the petals), punch hole in center, and attach a gorgeous 14mm white pearl brad.
Step 14: Place foam tape or dimensional glue dot on back of flower and adhere to card front.
Step 15: To finish the card, trim a scrap of the solid cardstock to 3.25x0.75 inches and cut a notch out of one end. Use stamp, rub-on, or stickers to add desired sentiment, then adhere sentiment strip to card front using foam tape.
Now it’s your turn! If you give this a try, we would love to see your creation on our facebook page!