Now that Amber’s birthday is over, I’ll show the information and tutorial on her card. This will be broken up into a couple of postings since it gets pretty lengthy.
So, let’s begin…..
Cricut E & Cartridges: Beyond Birthdays (BYB), Plantin (PL), George (G)
CuddleBug – Happy Birthday Folder
Card stock: Stampin Up Royal Regals (Olive Green and Mustard Yellow, Brown)
Gold Metallic Thread: Ribbon – Michael’s $1 bin: Pins – JoAnn’s Decorative Pins
Stampendous Embossing Powder – Jeweled Gold Transparent & Marcasite Opaque
Scribbles 3-D Paint – Shiny Hot Chocolate, Iridescent Cooper, Shiny Lemon Yellow, Shiny Black, Iridescent White Mist, Iridescent Gold.
MPCT Technique: Odorless Mineral Spirits; Prisma Pencils – #1 Group of leaves – Dark Umber PC947, Spanish Orange PC1008, Pale Vermilion PC921, White PC938; #2 Group of leaves – Tuscan Red PC937, Orange PC918, Canary Yellow PC916, Creme PC914.
Colorbox Chalk Ink – Creamy Brown – Note: All parts of the card edges have been inked.
Tip: At this point, let me say you don’t have to use the exact same things I used, for example if you don’t have the Prisma Pencil and you have Chalks use them. The difference will be a softer color on the petals. If you don’t have 3-D Scribble paints, you can use acrylic paint to make the dots in the center of the sunflower. Take a pencil that has been sharpened or the end of a paint brush and dip it in the paint and then dot it on the center. If you load the end of the pencil or paint brush in the paint and then on the center each time (ex. pencil, paint, dot on the center) the dots will all be the same size. If you load the pencil/paint brush with paint then dot it on the center three times consecutively, each dot will be smaller than the last.
Cut 2 mats in mustard that are 5″ x 5″. Tip: You can cut 2 mustard cards with ovals and 2 olive green cards with ovals; however, you will have 5″x5″ mustard card with an oval cut left over and you will still need to cut a mustard mat 5″x5″ to cover the back of the card (more about this later).
Tip: When I have this where I want it I use a repositional tape runner to hold the mat in place while I sew around it.
The black you are seeing through the oval is a black foam board the card is sitting on.
Using the shift key in PL cut 24 -25 leaves @ 1.237″ x 2.475.
Tip: I cut these using the mustard colored card stock. The MCPT works best on a very heavy smooth paper; however, this particular card stock holds up well to the coloring and layering of colors. Since the petals are varying shades of yellow, browns, oranges and reds this mustard base color helps with obtaining a vibrant color underneath.
You will need to cut the stems off of the leaves to make them into petals.
Ok, I’m going to stop here for this tutorial and I’ll add to it tomorrow. I also reserve the right edit this after it posts in case I figure out I forgot something (you know how that goes). There is some exciting information coming so stay tuned or as they say on TV “to be continued”……