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Flower Cutie Card

July 3, 2014

Hello friends – Karen Aicken here with a shimmery card that’s perfect for several different occasions.

I’ve been making cards for almost 25 years, and sometimes I just need a break from the standard A2 size (4-1/4 x 5-1/2″).  This is a larger card – 5 x 6.5″, that I purchase in packages at a craft store with a coupon. The package comes with envelopes as well, which is always a concern when you are using a card that isn’t a standard size.

Flower Cutie Hello Card _ 1

1.  Trim Blue Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz to 4-1/2 x 6″.  Save the 1/2″ strip for decorating inside the card.

2.  Emboss with (my favourite) embossing folder, Swirly Curves. You will have to do this in two parts, just be sure to line up your top cutting plate where the first embossing starts so you’re not flatten what you already embossed. The random swirls in the pattern hide any overlaps or gaps pretty well.

3.  Cut black card stock to 4-3/4 x 6-1/4 . Center and adhere the embossed Shimmer Sheetz panel to this using strips of double-sided adhesive.

4.  Cut a piece of ribbon 6-1/2″ long, wrapping it around the bottom of the panel about one inch up from the bottom edge. Tape the ends at the back. Cut another piece of ribbon and tie it in a bow on the right side of the ribbon. How long this piece is, depends on the ribbon you use and how you tie your bow. Trim ends.

5.  Adhere double-sided adhesive to a piece of white card stock that is big enough to fit the Flower Cutie Peel-Off, the collar and two additional Lady Bugs.

6.  Peel off the remaining liner from the double-sided adhesive and transfers the Peel-Offs onto the adhesive as shown in Els’ video HERE. Continue with the steps in the video, pouring on the Silk Microfine Glitter, brushing off the excess and polishing the glitter with your fingers. Then color with your choice of markers – I used Copics for this card.  Fussy cut all the pieces.

Flower Cutie Hello Card _ 2

7.  Die cut the HELLO from a piece of Black Velvet Adhesive Sheets and adhere to the card as shown.

8.  Arrange your colored Peel-Offs onto your card base as shown, using foam tape for height in places.

Flower Cutie Hello Card _ 3

9.  Cut a 4 x 6 panel of white card stock and mat on a slightly larger panel of black card stock. Adhere inside card along with the strip of blue Shimmer Sheetz from Step 1.

I left the inside of my card blank for now, but you can write a note inside when you send it. Alternatively, you could use one of the Elizabeth Craft Designs word dies to add a “Happy Birthday”, or ‘Thinking of You” etc.

Flower Cutie Hello Card _ 4

Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope you will take a chance to play with these sweet Peel-Offs too!

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

SS 0103 Blue Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz

E119 Swirly Curves Embossing Folder

2567 Flower Cuties 2 Peel-Off Sticker in Gold

639 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

501 Double Sided Adhesive

787 Hello die

406 Velvet Adhesive Sheets in Black

 

Other Supplies:

White Card Stock, Black card stock

Copic Markers

Foam tape

Blue/green sheer ribbon

 

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25 Comments

  • Reply Mary Prasad July 7, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Love all the shimmer and shine!

  • Reply Frances Byrne July 3, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Lots of shimmer to this cutie of a card 🙂

    • Reply karenaicken July 3, 2014 at 11:18 pm

      Thanks Frances!

  • Reply Christine Kosmak July 3, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Love this card, just enough shimmer, the colours aren’t overpowering, and such a cute flower girl.

    • Reply karenaicken July 3, 2014 at 11:18 pm

      Thank you for the lovely comment.

  • Reply heifer21 July 3, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    That is just beautiful, I love the background colors. just lovely.

    • Reply karenaicken July 3, 2014 at 11:17 pm

      Thanks so much … Shimmer Sheetz make beautiful backgrounds easy peasy.

  • Reply chernanasliltots July 3, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Your cards are to die for! Love them cutie’s

    • Reply karenaicken July 3, 2014 at 11:16 pm

      Wow – thank you for the lovely comment!

  • Reply Rita Edwards July 3, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Beautiful card, Karen! I love the colors and the little ladybugs, hugs, Rita

    • Reply karenaicken July 3, 2014 at 11:15 pm

      Thanks Rita … those little ladybugs are pretty cute, aren’t they? I had fun colouring them.

  • Reply Eunice7940 July 3, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Cutie is right

    • Reply karenaicken July 3, 2014 at 11:14 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply Judi Kauffman July 3, 2014 at 9:43 am

    What a treat to see what you did with one of the Flower Cuties I designed, Karen. You made my day! Great colors. And I really like seeing larger cards as well. They mail for the same amount of postage if they don’t end up with embellishments that put them over the allowable weight.

    • Reply karenaicken July 3, 2014 at 11:14 pm

      Thanks Judi …. Your Flower Cutie Peel-Off’s were so much fun to play with!

  • Reply Angela Styles July 3, 2014 at 9:25 am

    A lovely combination of the shimmer sheetz and peel offs-so pretty!

    • Reply karenaicken July 3, 2014 at 11:13 pm

      Thanks – I’m so glad you liked my card.

  • Reply Els van de Burgt July 3, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Great card Karen. I love the ladybugs on the card.

    • Reply karenaicken July 3, 2014 at 11:12 pm

      Thanks, Els!

  • Reply sharon July 3, 2014 at 8:33 am

    I just ordered some of the new peel offs and some shimmer sheets, can’t wait till they get here. I have never used the shimmer sheets before. Your card is beautiful. It inspires me to try different things. Thanks

    • Reply karenaicken July 3, 2014 at 11:12 pm

      Thank you for the lovely comment Sharon. I hope you have lots of fun with your new goodies – there is SO much you can do with Shimmer Sheetz!

  • Reply Raquel Mason July 3, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Lovely coloring on the Flower Cutie with Silk Microfine Glitter.

    • Reply karenaicken July 3, 2014 at 11:11 pm

      Thank you Raquel … I had fun colouring these adorable Peel-Offs.

  • Reply Joset van de Burgt July 3, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Beautiful card Karen. Love the background with the embossed Shimmer Sheetz and the size is just perfect for this Flower Cutie.

    • Reply karenaicken July 3, 2014 at 11:10 pm

      Thank you so much Joset!

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