Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs

Flying By To Say

July 7, 2016

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Hi everyone,

It’s my turn to post a tutorial on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. For my card today I have been playing with the Stitched Squares die set to create a background on my mostly monochromatic card.

Here is how I created my card:

1. Cut a piece of Dusky Sky Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 1/2 inches x 11 inches. Score along the 11 inch side at 5 1/2 inches and fold along the score line to create a top-folded card.

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  • Counting from the small centre die in the Stitched Squares die set, take the fourth and sixth dies. Place the smaller of these two dies so that it is centered into the larger square. Place removable tape so that it secures the dies together to create a frame.
  • Use this frame to die cut two frames from Dusky Sky Soft Finish Cardstock and two frames from Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock.
2. Use the second largest die from the Stitched Squares die set and die cut a scrap piece of cardstock (any color as this will be covered up).
  • Use a pencil to mark the centre point on all sides of the square panel and then create a pencil line so we find the centre of the card.

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  • Place Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape onto all the frames. Place one side of the Dusky Sky frame so that it lines up with the centre point of the card. Trim off excess frame.
  • Use the remaining of cut frame to adhere diagonally opposite on the card. (Refer to photo above for placement.
  • Next take one of the Bonnie Blue frames and adhere to to the other side of the frames already in place. Trim off excess and use this piece to add to the space in the the lower left hand side. (Refer to photo above for placement.)

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  • Continue adding the frames in place, alternating the colors until you have added 3 frames in each quarter of the card.
  • Add tape to the square still not covered and use the solid squares that were created when we die cut the frames to fill in the last pieces. (You should be able to use one solid square to do two of the small fill-in squares).
  • Using the largest square from the Dotted Scallop Squares die set, die cut from Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock.  Layer our decorated background panel onto the scalloped panel and adhere this to the folded card we created in step 1.
3. Counting from the small centre die in the Dotted Scallop Squares die set, die cut the the fifth die from Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Counting from the small centre die in the Stitched Squares die set, die cut the fourth die from White Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Adhere the white panel to the scalloped blue panel.
  • Turn this panel so it is a diamond shape. Using the “Flying by to Say” sentiment from the What’s Up? Clear Stamp Set, stamp this so it is onto the centre right side of the white panel. (Refer to photo at top for placement).
  • Adhere panel so it is centred on the front of the card using foam tape.

4. Using the Hot Air Balloons Die set die cut the following:

  • (1) Large Hot Air Balloon from Whisper Blue Soft Finish Cardstock
  • (1) Large Hot Air Balloon from Dusky Sky Soft Finish Cardstock (that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back)
  • (1) Large Hot Air Balloon from Dark Goldenrod Soft Finish Cardstock (that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back)
  • (1) Scallop Hot Air Balloon Decorator piece from Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock (that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back)
  • Use the Whisper Blue Hot Air Balloon as the base.
  • Cut the basket and strings from the Dark Goldenrod Hot Air Balloon and adhere these over the base hot air balloon.
  • Trim out the second and fourth panels from the Dusky Sky Hot Air Balloon and adhere this over the base hot air balloon.
  • Adhere the Bonnie Blue decorator piece on top of the hot air balloon.
  • Attach the completed Hot Air Balloon to the left side of the white panel on the front of the card.

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5. Use the remaining 2 squares that were created when creating all the frames. Adhere them to the inside of the card as per photo above. (Tip: I used a leftover piece of frame to place temporarily in the corner of the card to help with exact placement).

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6. Counting from the small centre die in the Stitched Squares die set, die cut the third die from White Soft Finish Cardstock. 

  • Counting from the small centre die in the Dotted Scallop Squares die set, die cut the fourth die from Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Layer the white panel to the blue scallop panel and adhere to centre of card.
  • Using the Happy Birthday die, die cut from Dusky Sky Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape adhered on the back. Adhere sentiment to centre of white panel.

 

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.
Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
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Inks – Black
Die Cutting Machine

 

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  • Kathy July 7, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    I loved this card. It almost looks like suede from the photo.
    Just brilliant! Job well done. Congratulations!

  • quietfire July 7, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Oh, very cool!!

  • Raquel July 7, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Fantastically fun pattern!

  • josetvdburgt July 7, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Fantastic card Frances!

  • Marjorie July 7, 2016 at 8:14 am

    I like monochromatic cards. This one is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  • Carlene Towne July 7, 2016 at 8:06 am

    A brilliantly “Quilted” background…love this technique and your monochromatic card.