Wednesday, May 18, 2011

One Card, Two Ways

At a recent card class, I taught how you could take one card style and paper pack, but turn it into two different cards. We used basically the same materials for each card, yet they each have their own unique feel. Both cards use the Bliss paper pack, the Card Chatter- Sympathy stamp set, and the 2" scallop circle punch.

For the "Heartfelt Wishes" wedding card, we started with a Colonial White card base. We layered a strip of the Bliss patterned paper onto Grey Wool card stock, then wrapped the beautiful Colonial White ribbon over that.

To create the flower, we punched out 5 or 6 circles with the scallop circle punch, then crumpled up each one. (At this point they looked like trash, but don't throw them away!) We smoothed out the crumples a bit, then alternated the patterned paper (one up, one down, etc.). Finally, we skewered them with a Shimmer Designer brad and then re-crumpled them (I think I made up a term!) to make the flower. To finish the card, we stamped the sentiment in Grey Wool and added a few Opaque Pearls.

As you can see, the second card is the same basic design. We started with a Grey Flannel card stock base, onto which we layered Chocolate card stock and the striped strip. After stamping "Deepest Sympathy" above the strip, we stamped the butterfly from A Flutter in second generation Grey Wool. This particular flower also started with a 2" scallop circle, but this time we cut a slit toward the middle at every two "humps" or half-circle scallops. We used the more subtle pewter designer brad for this flower center.

Let me know in the comment section if you have any questions! I think I've listed all the materials in my rambling instructions. I really love the elegance and simplicity of both of these cards. Why don't you give them a try?


  1. That first card is even more beautiful "in person" - it is one of my favorite and I'm probably going to have to order some Bliss paper because of that card!

  2. Unfortunately, I already have to use the lovely sympathy card that I made. They really are very pretty...

  3. Great cards. I love how you used the same materials and made two different cards.

  4. Haley
    These are both so beautiful! I love how the shimmer brads go so well with the bliss paper!


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