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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Vintage Valentine Tutorial (Long Awaited!)

Hey Bloggers!
Here is the tutorial I promised you!  I am sorry but my laptop is still not working correctly so I finally was able to use my son's to do this post.  I tried doing it from my smart phone, but it is so hard to type on the phone, and so I just asked my son.  He lives in a neighboring town, so it was a few days before I got over there to get his computer!  Again my apologies!  Now, on with the tutorial!

First thing to do is collect your supplies. 
In an earlier post I gave you a list of items to gather which included Recollections 5 x 7 pre-made greeting cards in off-white. (They are available at Michael's Craft Store and come with envelopes.) You will also need patterned paper for the fronts of the cards.  I used Authentique "Beloved" and "Greetings", and the February paper from Graphic 45 "A Place in Time" and Kaisercraft Music themed paper "Aspen Frost" for the background of one of the cards.
Other supplies include Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, Versa Magic in Rosebud, Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays in various pinks and browns, blues and yellows. Glimmer Mist in Antique Gold, white pre-made Prima roses, (approx. 10 each card) Vintage Lace in Pumpkin and Off-white, Pearl trim, a blending tool or sponge, scissors, pop dots, tape runner or ATG, and fabric glue.  Other items include German scrap in Bronze, and one stick pin for each card.

For the pink "Authentique" card with the pearls (below) the directions are as follows:

1.  Ink all edges of card with Versa Magic in pink (Rosebud)
2. Cut out background paper from Authentique "Beloved" patterned paper measuring 4 5/8 x 6 1/8 inches.  Adhere to card front.
3. Cut vintage lace measuring 6 inches and adhere to center-front of card.
4. Cut out focal image from Authentique "Greetings" patterned paper. Adhere to center of card front over the top of the vintage lace.
5. Frame focal image with pink trim and adhere with fabric glue.  Note: If coloring white trim, spray trim with Lindy's spray prior to glueing.  Spray flowers with like colors so colors match.
6. Glue pearl trim to edges of card front.
7. Arrange and glue flowers to front of card and add stick pin as desired.
8. Stamp sentiment inside card.
9. Spray with Glimmer Mist to finish card.

For the brown "Graphic 45" card with the German Scrap (below) the directions are as follows:

1. Using blending tool, ink all edges of card with Distress ink in Vintage Photo. Ink inside card also.
2. Cut out a rectangle from Kaisercraft "Aspen Frost"  paper cutting at 4 5/8 x 4 3/8.  Cut another rectangle at 4 5/8 x 1 3/4 using striped paper from the back side of the February Graphic 45 paper, being careful not to cut images from the front that you will want to use later.  Adhere both of these to card front, then glue the pumpkin lace right along the seam of the two papers.  Let dry.
3. Cut focal image from front of February Graphic 45 paper.  Do NOT adhere to front of card before doing the next step!
4. Using an 18 inch piece of German Scrap, frame edges of focal image and set aside to dry.
5. Stamp sentiment inside card with Vintage photo distress ink.
6. Adhere focal image to front center of card with pop-dots.
7. Color flowers with Lindy's sprays if desired and adhere to the sides of the framed focal image.
8. Spray with Glimmer mist to finish card.

I hope you enjoy making these cards!  They are easy to make if you prepare and gather your supplies before you begin.  I taught 2 classes and everyone's cards turned out great! (see previous post)
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY and Happy Creating!



Mary said...

It was worth waiting for ReNae,your cards are always beautiful.

pattyo said...

Oh my, how I love these! Well worth the wait. What is German Scrap?