November 13, 2012

Tuesday Tutorial Time #2

It's that time again - Tuesday Tutorial Time!!  Haven't you been anxiously awaiting the release?  I know, me too! 

Today's tutorial is this sweet fall card and matching envelope designed by Melinda Miller: 

Let's start with the card:

Melinda used papers from Authentique's "Lively" Collection:

Papers used from the Lively collection:
· Chipper
· Spirited
· Bright
· Details Sticker Sheet
Bazzil cardstock – Brown
Card Stock - White
Other Supplies:
Orange Ribbon / Cotton String
ATG Adhesive
Brown Pigment Ink
Tim Holtz distress ink - Vintage
Bone folder
Large Scallop border punch or circle punch
Scallop circle punch
Pop Dots and glue dots
Bird and branch dies
1. Form a 4 ¼  x 5 ½ inch side-folded card from Bazzill cardstock, rounding the corners. 

2. Cut the background paper (Chipper) to 4 x 5 ½ inches.  
3. You have two options for creating the scallop border.  If you have a large scallop punch, just cut a piece of the Spirited patterened paper to 2 x 5 1/2, then use the scallop border punch along the edge.
If you do not have a large scallop border punch, punch five 1 1/8" circles from the Lively paper.  You will have to overlap them a little, but if you adhere them to the card base and layer the Chipper paper over the top, you will have the appearance of a scalloped border.   
Before you adhere these pieces, ink edges of both the background and the edge border.  Adhere the border (or circles) first, then adhere the Chipper piece.  Glue orange ribbon over the seam of the background and border.  Wrap cotton string around twice and loosely tie.
4. Die cut your branch and the bird and ink edges.  Adhere branch to the front of card and adhere bird using 3D Dots. 

5. Thread buttons with floss and glue down with glue dots.  
6. Punch a scalloped circle.  Crinkle the circle and then smooth out.  Using a “Details” sticker, do the same and then adhere to the punched scallop.  Adhere orange brad through the center.  Attach to card front with a pop dot.

7.  Place the letters from the “Details” stickers to spell HELLO onto a scrap piece of cardstock and cut out.  Using a scrap piece of the “Bright” paper, I formed a flag and adhered the “HELLO”.  Punch a small hole and untie the loosely tied string, thread through the hole and finish with a bow.  

Wow - you're almost done!  How about the envelope now:

Supplies Used:

Papers used from the Livvely collection:
Details sticker sheet

Other Supplies:
A2 Envelope
Branch stamp
Brown pigment ink
Embossing powder - Dark Brown
Glossy Accents

1.  Distress the envelope using Tim Holtz “Vintage” distress ink. 

2. Stamp the image and emboss with powder. 

3. Apply stickers from the “Details” sheet and apply Glossy Accents to the stickers. 

Isn't this a beautiful fall project!  Thanks so much to Melanie for sharing these designs with us!