Sunday, April 1, 2012

Tutorial for Magic Card/Spring Pretties

Sunflowers 2012

First thing we have started our challenge #40 at Color Me Creative Classroom and theme is Spring Pretties. The challenge end April 13. Our sponsor is Little Darlings.
Sunflowers flat 2012
Sunflowers middle 2012
Sunflower sentiment 2012
Sunflowers markers
These are my copic I used to color my image. My stamp is from Sylvia Zet and she is called “Give peace a chance”. My sentiment is from Stampendous.
Sunflower close up
I choose most of the paper I wanted to use. What I did for each layer I used a different color, hoping that would make it easier for you to understand. I color my main image I’m going to put on the front and decide what sentiment I want to use inside.

Back is cut 6.5 by 6 inches (gold paper)
Inside is 5.5 by 6 inches (green)
Front is 7.5 by 4 inches (blue)
After you have cut your back layer 6.5 X 6 inches, you need to score 1 inch on the 6.5 inch and fold toward the inside of the card.
I choose to use Martha Steward Shells Border punch. You can use any kind of border punch you want.
Punch your sides.

This is the inside layer you will cut it 5.5 by 6 inches and score .75 (3/4) inch and use your border punch on the 5.5 inch side.
So it will look something like this. I just set them together.
For the top layer cut it 7.5 by 4 inches. You will score it at the 6 inch line.

My layers are all cut out and I used a spellbinder (mega nestabilities curved rectangles) to cut the rest of my layers out, so not you can embellishment them how ever you would like.
If you are going to do any sponging to the edges you should do that now.
On the top layer where you scored the 1.5 inch you need to tape or glue that to the top of the last layer.
This is what it will look like.

Take the middle layer.
Now you can add the middle layer and glue or tape it to the last layer. I do not want to confuse you but if you had used all one color of paper you could glue or tape the middle layer to the top layer. Let me show you how they look. The first one I taped the middle to the top, second one the middle to the last layer and the last one the middle to the last layer.
Lady Bug 2012 Sunflowers 2012

He love me He love me not
The punch I use for this one is from Easy Cut Crafts it is called Baby’s Breath.

As you can see I used distress ink. I also used some polyshrink (shrink plastic) I have not used that in a long time it was so much fun. The extra sunflower stamp was a free stamp that came with Sylvia Zet stamp set and I wanted to use it so I stamped it a couple times on the polyshrink and cut them out and used my heat gun.
shrink plastic
This is how they looked before I heated them and I colored them with my copic markers.
This how they look after they have been heated.
sp with stamp
Here you can see how much small they are. I added them to the area where you would sign you name. The young lady I made this for she love pearls so I did add some extra one for her. I hope you under stand my tutorial. If you do not PLEASE let me know or if you have any questions just ask or email me at I will get back to you. Thanks for stopping and have a wonderful week.
Challenge Simon says. anything
party time tuesday anything goes
inspire me friday anything goes ends April 5
Joanna Sheen spring or Easter ends April 14
If you would like to see The Magic card done by Elizabeth please click here. Her card is wonderful it is called Just Magnolia: Purple and White. If you get a chance to stop by Elizbeth's blog remember to leave her some love...



Danni said...

Love your card! So cute! and a great tutorial!

Kathi said...

Beautiful cards and a fantastic tutorial!

Your coloring is wonderful on all of them!!!

Linda Palmer said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks so much for giving instructions on how to make it. Your coloring is as always, beautiful and I love everyone of the cards you made using this design.

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Wow Patricia this is amazing!! I absolutely love everything about the layout and the beautiful colouring. Thanks for sharing the tutorial...I have to go and make one now!! :D

Lorraine said...

EEK, all of your cards are beautiful! Love your coloring, the techniques you used and your tutorial!

ddazzled71 said...

Patricia thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment and advising me of your wonderful tutorial for this card. I will definitely have to give this a go, as they are truly beautiful.

Elizabeth said...

Thank you so mich for the great tutorial. I'm looking forward to trying yo make one over easter! Thanx!
You make such beautiful cards, this is no exeption!

Roxann said...

WOWZAPALOOZA, Pat! These are jaw dropping beautiful! I am definately going to be trying this fold!

Lisa Minckler said...

My gosh!!!! FANTASTIC work Pat. :)
Your blog goes best with coffee in the mornings.


Stephanie (Arty Carty) Lee said...

this is so cool! thanks for the tutorial! It is clearly a labor of love Pat!

Sharri said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards Pat and a great tutorial! Thanks for showing how to do that fold! I am going to try it!

Cindy :) said...

wow, what gorgeous cards Patricia, I am totally loving the purple one, that border punch is almsot as gorgeous as your card :) ty for such a fantastic tutorial, I think I want to make one of these, blog about it and let everyone know to come here to see how I did it :) They are all so beautiful works of heART :) hugs mdf

Tina said...

I am soooo going to try this!!! LOVE it!!!

Cathy Lee said...

These are adorable, Pat! Great tutorial. I made one last fall and gave it to my mother and she fell in love with it.
Cathy Lee

Tami G said...

wonderful tutorial.. thank you for taking the time to make it.. love all the flowers you used... super card.

Ann said...

This is fabulous Pat! Beautiful work as always. :)

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh my WOW! these are all just incredible - cant pick a fav but purple is my fav color!!! thanks so much for taking the time to do this tutorial - dont know how you find the time...Wonder Woman for sure!!!
will try to do one of the these...
and your coloring - perfection!!!
love their hair!!!
big hugs

Ann Marie Governale said...

What a beautiful card and thanks for the tutorial!! I can't believe I have not visited your blog before... I "see" you so often in so many other places that I thought I became a follower long before this! So glad to have stopped by. I am now your newest follower and look forward to sharing our creativity!

Beate said...

GORGEOUS card. Love your your darling image and your poly shrunk flowers.
Hugs and smiles

Unknown said...

Your cards are so pretty and I love this fold with the punch borders! Gorgeously done! I have never done the shrink plastic and it looks like it would be fun to do! I can't wait until I get home to try all the new things I have seen! Hint, hint! You would be wonderful doing a tutorial for the mag!! You could copy this one into word and make it a PDF and enter it into The Outlawz tutorials!! LOL Just a thought!

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic cards and tutorials. Love all the cards but especially the last one because of the colour - beautiful.

Shelby said...

This is just over the top fantastic and thanks so much for taking the time to make such a wonderful tutorial...I've definitely book marked it.


Cathi said...

Thanks for the email letting me know about the tutorial on this unique card. I bookmarked it for future reference. The card is beautiful! I really like the polyshrink plastic idea. Pretty clever! Happy Easter

Maria Matter said...

Wow, what a brilliant design, so beautiful Patricia!!
I'll be featuring you this week @ Inspire Me Fridays! Thanks so much for linking up!
Happy Easter!

Ann Kristin said...

Awesome card. Thanks for the tutorial. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew. :-)

LittleCraftsbyLia said...

Hey there, what a gorgeous project you made for the Creative Card Crew Challenge "Spring" - remember to check back to see if you're our winner!

Hugs, Elisa DT