Wednesday, March 4, 2015

"Kindness" Card


It's Wednesday again. Today it's another Heartfelt Creations card.
Three beauties in a row. 
Read on and find out how you can put it all together your self.
Have fun.

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Other Products: Paper: SUP Naturals white A4 card (x 3). Ink: SUP: Perfect plum, Pumpkin pie. Ranger distress ink black soot. Ranger: ink tool, distressing tool, water spritzer, bone folder, heat gun. Spellbinders: Fancy tags two S5-030, Fancy tags three S5- 031. Other: Versa mark pad, Needle and gold thread, Wow embossing powder black glint, Viva décor Inka-Gold 918, Diamond stickles, Ruler, Double sided tape, Pencil, Spatula 

This card size is 21.1 cm x 14.8 cm. To make your card base: with one of the A4 cards, fold this in ½. Use the bone folder to sharpen the fold. Using the remaining A4 cards and the spellbinder dies cut the tags. 3 for the oval shape, 6 for the longer shape. (Glue 3 together for each tag) 

For the card front, cut 20.9 cm x 13.6 cm. Put aside the remaining card, this will be used to make the butterflies later. From the paper pad, find the checked paper. Cut 2 strips 2.5 cm x the length of this paper; this will be for your pleated paper ribbon. Cut 21.5 cm x 14.2 cm. of the same paper; this will be your matting. Find also from the paper pad a background print with the “Kindness” banner, cut this out (These banner prints are great for simple sentiments for cards.) 

To make the paper ribbon: attach both strips together in the length. Ravel and fry the both edges in the length, do this with the distressing tool, then box pleat the strip of paper. Lay the pleated paper across your card front to measure how much you will need. You need to do this now, as when the paper is stitched you can’t cut it smaller. The stitching will unravel. Once you have the correct length, fold the edges to neaten and cut away any excess paper. With the prick tool and ruler, make the wholes for the backstitching. The ruler will hold the pleats flat, also giving you a guide to make the wholes. Backstitch the pleats down with gold thread. Apply double sided tape to the back of the pleated strip ready to attach later. With the water spritzer, lightly mist the paper strip. Using the end of the pencil and your fingers shape the pleats so they are rounded. (Look to the photo of the card to see the finished result.) Put aside to air dry. When this is dry, it will be hard and hold its shape quite well. 

To make the butterflies, you will need the remaining card, the HCPC 3652, HCD1 758 stamp and dies. For the stamping, use the versa mark pad; black glint embossing powder and the heat gun. Make two of the smaller butterflies and one of the longer butterflies. Color the butterflies with the SUP inks. 

Taking the matting paper, ravel and fray the edges with the distressing tool. Apply black soot ink with the ink tool, to the edges of the; card base, card front, matting paper, the three tags. To apply the Viva gold to your edges; use the spatula to take a little out of the jar and place this onto a piece of paper/ plastic sheet or a old plate. From this source apply this to the edges of the papers, card, paper ribbon, butterflies and the tag embossed edges generously. If you use your fingers in the jar, this will cause mold in the product. 

 The layering of the card as follows; Attach the matting with double dots to the card base, the same with the card front. Tape down the paper ribbon across the center of the card front. Where the tags are to be placed, flatten the ribbon underneath the tags. Using double dots attach the tags in a row. Fold the butterfly wings up from the body. Cut the double dots to size, so it will fit to the body of the butterfly without it being seen. Center and adhere the butterflies to the tags. Apply Stickles to highlight parts of the wings, feelers and body. 
To finish, add the sentiment banner “Kindness” to the bottom center of the card.

I hope you had fun learning how to make those fun chipboards and the paper pleated ribbon.
The ribbon can be used in so many ways,
 LO's, journals and of course it can give a card that special personal zig, zap.

You all have a scrappy time and get those fingers ink'in
Inky hugs to you all.


  1. There is something very regal about this card Ms. Sussi P.! Thank you for the informative instructions on how you make those wonderful pleats! There's always something new to learn! I love the gold viva decor paint you added to your tage, very creative and what a wonderful look!

  2. This card looks wonderful.. I love the dies you have layered up on it..

  3. Beautiful card and those butterflies are gorgeous what a great way to showcase them on the tags dies.

  4. How clever to use the labels as frames! I love that...and the stitched ruffle is fabulous!

  5. So stunning...This looks like mini piece of art... :)

  6. So beautiful Susan! I love the shimmer and shine on the butterflies!