Friday, June 25, 2010

VC_Rocks Summer Blog Hop #2

Good Morning Bloggers. I hope this post finds you all well and happy! Today is a really special day because we start our 2nd Blog Hop of the summer with VC_Rocks. I think there are 29 of us this time so it should be really fun to see what everyone came up with. The other good news is I get to earn a Blog Hopper Badge today. Yippee, as this is my second VC Blog Hop of the summer. Collecting badges is always a good thing!!! Big Smile :)
Now on with the tour- If you got here today you most likely came from Brenda Hugar's blog

When you finish checking out my Blog you will be able to see what Angela Khan made for us next.
I can't wait to take the whole tour myself. If you want to start at the beginning just click on the following link and it will get you straight  to the VC_Rocks Blog Hop.

Here is the Envelope Card and tutorial I made for this Hop. A friend of mine Gail Reid from San Diego sent me a card several months ago showcasing her design. I asked her if I could CASE it because it was so cool. I kept the basic envelope design as it is a really cleaver one, but made the rest of the card my own. I hope you enjoy the tutorial. Please leave me a comment, as I would love to know what you think of my blog and this card.

Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, Adhesive, Personal Cutter with Scoring Blade, Shimmer Mist, 1 Misc Brad.
Bone Folder, 4 pieces 1/6th size sponges, 1 Medium 1/2 Vanilla Pearl from the Pretties Kit.
1 SU Vanilla Envelope 4 3/8 x 5 3/4 . 1 piece 10 1/2" Vanilla Satin Ribbon, 3 Scallop Circles-1 each in Rose Red,
So Saffron & and Pumpkin Pie.

Classic Ink - Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry, More Mustard & Certainly Celery.

Card Stock:
2 pieces Very Vanilla- 1 - 4 1/4 x 5 1/2,  1 - 2 1/4 x 3 3/4.
4 pieces Rich Razzleberry- 1- 4 x 5" , 1 - 2 x 9 1/2, 1 - 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 , 1 - 2 1/2 x 4".
1 piece Specialty DSP -Presto Pattern 2 1/4 x 2 1/4. 

Stamp Set:
Elements of Style- Swirl and Life is a matter of moments.

Fold envelope in half lengthwise. Cut flap lengthwise at fold to the top of the opening to the envelope. Seal left side shut (looking from the back of the envelope) Use sponges to distress all sides, front and back as well including remaining flap with Soft Suade, More Mustard and Rich Razzleberry classic Inks. Trim away theh little piece of excess fold on the right hand of the envelop, set aside.

Stamp swirl image with VersaMark all over the  2 x 9 1/2 piece of Rich Razzleberry CS in a random pattern. Once piece is dry distress the long edges only. Score at 4 3/8 & 8 7/8 this should leave a little extra at the bottom 5/8 or so. Lightly spritz with Shimmer Mist. Attach the Very Vanilla Ribbon length wise to this piece and wrap the entire  piece around the left side of the envelope tucking in the ribbon at the bottom, set aside.
Distress the 2 1/4 x 2 3/4 piece of Very Vanilla CS with Classic Inks. Stamp "Life is a matter of moments" at the top center of the CS. Attach the stamped image to the 2 1/2 x 4" Rich Razzleberry CS, set aside.
Color the Specialty DSP piece of CS with Classic Inks using the sponge pieces  & the Resist Technique. Once dry attach this piece to the 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 piece of Rich Razzleberry CS & attach both pieces to the front of the top of loose envelope flap.

Make a Scrunched Scallop Flower and secure it with a brad . Use a lg Glue Dot to attach the flower to the front of the DSP piece.
Insert the " Life is a matter of moments" tag into the envelope. Lift the flap with the flower on it and close the left hand side of the envelope. Flip the flap with the flower on it over the outside of the folded envelope. There you have it. Send me pictures of what you come up with OK.


Loni said...

How cool is that?! Great job Patrice and yes indeed, Congratulations on earning your Blog Hopper Badge! Hugs, Loni

Kimm BT said...

One of your beautiful 3D punched flowers! Love it.

Dee in N.H. said...

Love your card. The stripes are awesome!

Veronica said...

I always love your cards and projects, Patrice! TFS.

Alexandria said...

Very cool card and the flower is gorgeous!

stampershirley said...

Very nice project - will have to try that one soon! I always love to see pix of your flowers too!

Anita said...

Stunning card!

Jackie L Watson said...

Clean, simple and just plain awesome. Love the flower. Your tutorial is great, I will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

ooOOoo, your project looks so rich and luxurious, Patrice! I especially love the resist. . . .

Brandy said...

Always something beautiful from you!

Sandi MacIver said...

Oh my goodness, what an absolutely beautiful card and thank you so much for the directions, I'm going to have to try this out.
and thanks for the blog hop, I'm off to visit everyone.

Patricia Gessner said...

Patrice, this is so different from any I have seen and I am so glad you told us how to make it.

Carey said...

oh Muy Benito my liebkin. How is that for combining three languages? Pretty silly. Your card is wonderful, as they all are. Thanks for the inspiration.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Kim Overholt said...

Thanks for such detailed directions. I will be CASE-ing you for sure. (add 80's slang to the "for sure")

Anonymous said...

great way to use an envie-some day I need to try one of those 3D flowers

Anonymous said...

Hi Patrice, I just love you gorgeous cards, you have been very busy. Look forward to seeing more of your work soon. TFS