Make a Fun Flower Card – Part 5

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Expert crafter Christina Crawford demonstrates how to use dimension to add flair to your fun flower card.

    Christina Crawford

    With over 12 years of stamping and craft experience, I've learned that one thing is for certain...there is always something new to create and share. As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I've been recognized as one of the top demonstrators of the year each of my 11 years with the company. This is attributed to my wonderful customers and exciting and talented stamping team. I also give thanks to the stamping industry's fresh art designs and products. Stamping is great for those with little time (you can create something beautiful in minutes!), for those with tight budgets (making cards saves money over buying cards), and for those of all ages. I've enjoyed demonstrating many stamping techniques to thousands of people in workshops, stamp camps, and at several conventions. It is always my desire to show something fun and new. I love to tell new stampers that I am a former tax accountant. Everyone has a level of creativity, some more than others. With stamps, anyone can create gorgeous and simple projects! I am a great model of "if I can do this, so can you." Enjoy and Have Fun!

    Christina Crawford: Now, you have your three pieces and you need to put them together, and this is the easy part. You are going to take a little bit of dimensional, if you want to give it that raise, and these dimensionals are great, they are also acid free, so if you ever wanted to put something like this in your scrapbook, as an embellishment, you can.

    I am going to put four on here, one in each corner, just kind of push down on those, and separate the little ends, peel off that paper, and you can just toss those out. Now, I am going to take my bow, and just make sure, its where I want it to be, which is in the centre, and take that down, just put it right down on top of the decorative paper and push. Now, I have two more pieces to put together. This time, I am going to choose to use the tape, so I am going to flip that card around, just hold it down and be careful, you want to put about one inch of the snail adhesive on each corner. You really dont need any more than that, and pick that up, and put that right there on your card. This is the finished project.

    Now, at this time, you can go ahead and stamp any kind of greeting or salutation that you want in the inside of the card. You can say Happy Easter, Happy Mothers Day, Thinking About You, Happy Birthday, With Sympathy, this is just a really nice generic card. You can do so much with it, you dont have to stamp a salutation on it, but you can, and you can do it all season. This is one of my favorite cards to make, because you can make a lot of these in a short amount of time and have a lot of fun with it. Dont forget to reuse that glitter. It will get on your fingers and just a warning with the glitter, you will wake up, and therell be glitter on you somewhere. That happens with glitter, and people will think you are so fashionable, so thats a plus. You are making a card and you are having a fashion statement at the same time.