Thursday, April 3, 2014

Botanical Tea card tutorial!

Hi everyone!  I've been having fun making a few cards lately with Graphic 45's Botanical Tea collection.  It really is the perfect collection for cards and tags!



For this card you will need the following:
1 tag from the Graphic 45 ivory large tag album
From the Botanical Tea 8 x 8 paper pad 4500888:
  Field of Flowers
  Fauna (both sides)
  Robin's Egg
  Flora
  Botanical Tea Tags & Pockets 4500892

Spellbinders Floral Ovals Nestabilities frames die
Memory Box Tiffany Frame
Corner rounder punch
Ribbon
Clear Embossing powder
Dark brown ink such as Distress Gathered Twigs

Step 1:
Cut a 3 3/4" square from Field of Flowers, round the corners
Cut a rectangle 2 7/8 x 3 1/2 from Fauna and round the corners
Diecut an oval frame from the dark brown side of Fauna using the 2nd largest Spellbinders die, if you don't have a die just cut an oval shape about 3 1/2 x 2 3/4.
Diecut another oval frame using Memory Box's Tiffany Frame.  (Omit this is you don't have a frame similar to this one)
Locate the shown tag and pocket in the Tags and Pockets
Ink the edges of everything except the Memory Box frame
Take a tag from the ivory tag album and fold it in half so that the rounded corners meet up.




Step 2:
 The Memory Box frame is quite fragile so to give it some strength, heat emboss it with clear embossing enamel.  You could also paint it with Glossy Accents, Diamond Glaze or Mod Podge.


Step 3:
Adhere the small rectangle to the floral square as shown with the light side up.  
Adhere foam squares or something similar to the oval frame.
Insert the tag into the pocket


Step 4:

Use the inside of the folded tag as a template to trace (on the floral side) and then cut a piece of Flora such that it fits neatly inside the card.  Punch a hole in the same position as is on the tag.


Step 5:

Make a small snip through to the tag hole as shown.  This will help you position the paper around the eyelet on the tag.  The hole on the tag is slightly larger than a standard paper punch hole so you may have to make a couple extra punches to get the hole large enough.



Take something sharp like a paper piercer and fit the paper around the eyelet on the tag.

Step 6:
Adhere the Field of Flowers square to the tag centering so that there is a small border all around  as shown.



Step 7:
Adhere the   Memory Box diecut frame to the Spellbinders diecut oval frame as shown and then adhere both to the card as shown.  Tie a bow onto the tag through the eyelet.


Step 8:  
Add the tag and pocket centering on the frame. Embellish with flowers of your choice.   Add a couple rhinestones at the sides of the Memory Box frame. That's it, the outside is done!



Cut a 3 3/8 x 3 1/2" rectangle from cream cardstock and corner punch the two corners to the outside of the card.  Complete the inside with a couple of flowers.



If you make a card from this tutorial, I would love to see it so please leave me a link!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I really appreciate it.  The weekend is coming, hang in there, it'll be Friday soon!  

2 comments:

  1. Your cards are getting better and better, each one more gorgeous!!!!

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  2. elegant and your instructions are great!

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