Hi, this card is one that I have made for a friend’s birthday using a stamp from Penny Black Margaret Sherry Collection. When I first saw this stamp I absolutely fell in love with it so hopefully my friend will like it too!
This card making tutorial / walk through guide will take you through how to make the above card.
To make this card I began with a bright orange A5 card blank in the landscape position. All I did with the base card itself to begin with is to round the corners using a corner punch. I then cut out an A5 piece of white vellum and rounded the corners on that aswell. Next I took an Xcut stitch and craft designer borders stencil (I believe this is the romantic one but have long since lost the packaging and am not 100% sure about that) and embossed and paper pricked the design at the top and the bottom of the vellum and then just one block of the border pattern to both the left and right edges.
Next I stamped out my image on to white super smooth card and coloured it in with promarkers, I then used a spellbinder nestabilities die to cut out the image and then drew around the outside edge of the same die on to black card and cut it out (the reason I used the same die and drew around it was because I wanted a slimmer edge than the next size up would have been). I layered the image on to the black card I just cut out and set them to one side.
I then went back to the vellum that I had embossed earlier and wrapped my ribbon around the piece of vellum (just under the top embossed section) tying it in a knot at the front of the vellum. I also glued the ribbon in to place so that it would not move but was carefull only to glue where the ribbon overlaps itself so that the glue would not show through the vellum.
Next I took my main image and stuck that to the front of the vellum in the center of the embossed areas. I also took a yoyo that I made using a clover yoyo maker (and stuck a pearl button to the front of) and stuck that to the bottom right of the vellum just under the main image.
Finally I turned over he vellum (once the glue was dry on everything I previously stuck to the front) and I placed glue on the back of the vellum only in places that the embellishments and topper were covering on the front (so behind the topper the ribbon and the yoyo so that glue cannot be seen through the vellum) and then stuck the vellum to my base card.
Your homemade card is now complete I hope you have enjoyed this card making tutorial / walk through guide, please feel free to let me know how you get on with your own homemade cards.
Thank you for reading this post, as always I would love to hear any comments or questions you have.