Thursday, May 31, 2012

Video Tutorial: Card Trio Featuring Hello Spring by LYB

hello friends!  today, i'm bringing another round of cards using Little Yellow Bicycle's Hello Spring collection!  except this time i have a full-color downloadable PDF file with step-by-step instructions (including supply lists), a printable template, AND a video tutorial supplement.  are you ready to tackle your fear of card-making!?
this butterfly card is just one of those templates that i find myself using time and time again!  it's such a delightful shape and by picking just the right colors/patterns it's sure to bring a smile to any recipient's face!  no worries.......the butterfly template is available as a free download later in this post.

i also used one of my favorite easy-peasy layering techniques to create a tone-on-tone faux embossed look on the pink paper. if you've been a reader for a while you're sure to remember i use this technique often.

it's so easy, all it takes is adhesive (i use thin glue dots) and a circle punch.  my favorite circle punch to reach for when making cards is the Fiskars Pop-up Circle Punch. it's the perfect size measuring a 1/2" circle.  i've also used this technique on layouts and usually reach for my 1" circle punch: Fiskars Medium Circle Lever Punch.

you can see my process for putting the butterfly card together in this video!  also included are some tips/tricks on how to put your tools to use for you to give you a fail-proof way to keep up with the trend of creating banners for your projects.

here's a look at the card showing off the banner trend.  no can re-create this card in 5 minutes flat!
i didn't detail out the exact punches used in the video, and i'm sure i'll get a few questions about it. so if you're curious as to which square punch i use often for this technique, it's the Fiskars Block Party Large Squeeze Punch.

you may also notice that all three cards have the same cloud element.  big puffy white clouds just scream "happy" to me, so i love adding them to my projects whenever i can.  adding something so small, such as a little white cloud, can help make three very different cards appear cohesive enough for you to gift them as a set. it also helps that if you use products from the same collection when gifting as a set so the colors and patterns are sure to coordinate without so much forethought.

you could easily hand-draw  your own cloud shape onto a piece of chipboard to create your own template or invest in a cloud punch.  the one used here is the Fiskars Cloud Squeeze Punch - Large.
be sure to watch the video because i show you how to put your unused pieces from your Little Yellow Bicycle Paper Flower Kits to use in alternative ways as embellishment for your projects.

if you're interested in making a set of your very own, take advantage of the free download and template.

Download Hello Spring Card Trio by Tania Willis
Download Butterfly Card Template Supplement

have a GREAT day and have fun crafting!

1 comment:

  1. What cute cards! Thank you for showing how to do them too.


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