For this card I cut the cardstock circles first then stamped. Because the Close To My Heart Stamps are Acrylix you can see exactly where you are stamping - so easy! I didn't have anything to make the right size scallops from so I used Stampin' Up! punches to punch circles and ovals. The larger circle has overlapping circles glued to the back of it and the smaller circle has overlapping ovals glued to the back of it. The smallest circle was a little too big - to make it smaller I distressed the edges with the Close To My Heart Edge Distresser until I got it to the right size.
The layers were then all glued together and then the circle was glued to the front of the card. Turning the card over I used the edge of the card as a guide to cut off the excess circle. Added a Prima Flower, a stamped bird from the Free Spirit Set and some Liquid Pearls on the scallops. The little heart and key are tied together with Close To My Heart Waxy Flax and glued to the card with a Close To My Heart Glue Dot.
A Fun Thing To Do With Your Cuttlebug:
Cut your cardstock so you have a top fold card. Cutting an 8-1/2 X 11 piece of cardstock vertically rather than horizontal. Take two complimenting Cuttlebug Embossing Plates - open your card flat and place one plate horizontally on the top of the card and emboss the cardstock. Now line up the other plate across the bottom of the cardstock. ( HINT: if your card wants to move in the template use a little piece of blue painters tape to hold it in place. ) Now emboss the bottom of the card. You will have a line where the two meet - just cover this with ribbon or a punched border.
|Stamps: Close To My Heart Free Spirit|
|Paper: Stampin' Up! Baja Breeze, Pacific Point (new colors!)|
|Ink: Stampin' Up! Pacific Point (new color!)|
Accessories: Close To My Heart Waxy Flax, Close To My Heart Distressing Tool, Stampin' Up! Green Ribbon, Stampin' Up! Circle & Oval Punches, Prima Flower, 3Gypsies Key, Misc Heart Charm (this was from one of those Christmas Crackers), Cuttlebug, Martha Stewart Lace Punch, Liquid Pearls
Scrapped pages using the Close To My Heart Free Spirit Stamp Set.