Today I have made a card with the Little Claire April stamp challenge "using craft card" in mind (even though it ends soon). This card does have a lot going on but for someone special it would be well worth the effort and once you get started it doesn't take too long to make.
what you will need:
Little Claire Fabulous Day stamp set
Little Claire Postcard Sentiment Stamps
cream 6" x 6" base card
My Craft Studio Elite Summer Rosa & Winter Flora CD
white card to stamp onto
cream card to stamp onto
good quality print paper about 220gsm
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Labels 17
die cutting machine
lacy corner die
Tim Holtz distress inks - Vintage Photo, Victorian Velvet & cut n Dry
1 1/2" Cream lace ribbon
colouring in implements
needle and cream thread
Memento ink pad - Rich Cocoa
Versa Fine ink pad
Using your graphics programme select the image background No 1 from the My Craft Studio CD.
Shrink the image till it measures just less than 6" from side to side and then crop the image from the top down to measure 6".
Select the image No45 and turn it 45 degrees and then crop it down to measure 2 7/8" x 5 1/2".
Arrange the two images on your screen to make the most of your paper and then print.
Cut the lager image down to mat and layer onto the cream base card but do not stick it down.
Tear the smaller image No 45 paper (using a ruler) to the desired size but do not tear along the top of the image.
Using the Cut n Dry and the Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink shade the edges of the two pieces of printed paper and then repeat using the Victorian Velvet.
Stick the smaller torn paper in position on the image No 1 paper and cut the top level with the lager paper.
Distress the edges with an emery board.
Stamp the char image from the Fabulous Day stamp set using the Versa Fine ink pad.
Using the 2nd largest die from the Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Labels 17 set secure it in place over the stamped image and run through the die cutting machine.
Colour the image in.
Apply the Tim Holtz Vintage Photo using the Cut n Dry to the edge of the die cut to give an aged effect.
Tear some craft card (using a ruler) to a desired size to mat and layer under the image topper.
Shade the edges of the craft card with the Vintage Photo ink using Cut n Dry.
Place the craft card onto the printed papers and mark the points where the card would intersect any sewing line.
Sew around the printed paper (image No 45) where it will not be covered by the craft card.
Stick the craft card into position.
Mat and layer these papers onto the cream base card.
Stamp the Little Claire postcard sentiment onto cream card using the Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad.
Cut around the stamped image and shade the edges using the Vintage Photo ink pad and Cut n Dry.
Stick the sentiment into position.
Stick the stamped image topper onto the craft card.
Using a die cut two small lacy corners from the craft card and stick into position.
Make some leaves from green scrap papers you hve in your stash and stick into place.
Tie the lace into a bow and stick into place.
Using various embellishments of your choice finish off the card.