Practice Makes Perfect Card

Materials

  • Cardstock: rose, X Press It White Blending Card
  • Crate Paper Paper Heart Collection 6”x6” Paper Pad
  • May Arts Cream Jute String

Tools

  • My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Ice Princess Stamp Set
  • Die-cutting system and My Favorite Things Die-namics Dies: Mini Rolled Roses, Flower and Leaf Trio, Circle STAX, Small Scallop Border
  • Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
  • .Too Marker Corp. COPIC Markers: E000, E00, E11, R20, Y21, YR23, R85, E40, E41, E43, W00, W1, W3
  • .Too Marker Corp. COPIC .03 Black Multiliner Pen
  • Adhesives: paper adhesive, foam dots, clear dots

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil

Directions

STEP 1

  • Make 4-3/4”x4-3/4” rose top-fold card. Cut 4-1/2” square of cream/floral paper; adhere to card.

STEP 2

  • Die cut two scalloped border strips from rose cardstock; trim to 4-1/2” long. Cut 2-7/8”x4-1/2” pink/floral paper strip. Adhere border strips beneath long edges of floral piece. Adhere to card, slightly left of center.

STEP 3

  • Cut 4-1/2”x1-1/2” blue paper strip; mat on rose cardstock. Cut strip in half and adhere to upper right and lower left sides of card as shown.

STEP 4

  • Cut 2-3/8”x3-3/8” ledger paper panel; mat on rose cardstock. Adhere to card with foam dots as shown.

STEP 5

  • Stamp black image onto Blending Card. Using photo as guide, color head, hands, and skates with markers.

STEP 6

  • Stamp dress and another skirt onto pink/floral paper. Detail cut dress; adhere to main image. Detail cut skirt; adhere to dress, placing foam dot under center to add dimension. Add shadow with gray marker.

STEP 7

  • Stamp tights onto gray/white patterned paper; detail cut tights and adhere to main image.

STEP 8

  • Detail cut entire image; adhere to card with foam dots. Draw ice line with black pen.

STEP 9

  • Tie two jute bows; set aside.

STEP 10

  • Die cut six mini rolled roses from pink/floral paper. Roll roses and adhere bases with clear dots. Adhere roses to card, placing jute bows beneath clusters.

STEP 11

  • Die cut four small leaves from green paper; adhere to card with clear dots.

STEP 12

  • Stamp black sentiment onto ledger paper; die cut into small circle. Die cut larger rose cardstock circle. Adhere circles together. Adhere beneath right rose cluster using foam dots.

STEP 13

  • To finish inside of card, cut 4-1/4”x1-1/4” cream/floral paper strip; mat on rose cardstock and adhere to bottom of card. Stamp girl and sentiment onto ledger paper; trim to 3-3/8”x3-3/4”. Mat image on rose cardstock.

STEP 14

  • Die cut two strips of scalloped border; place strips beneath left and right edges of ledger block. Trim ends even; adhere inside card as shown.

Tip

  • 1. Cut and adhere a tiny scrap of tulle over the paper skirt to add more dimension.
by Michele Boyer
Practice Makes Perfect Card
Practice Makes Perfect Card Inside View
Inside View