Let's Craft Together...An "S" Card Tutorial

Happy Friday!
Can you believe it's the weekend again!
I'm back today with a tutorial for you featuring the "S" Card and some amazing Heartfelt Creations products!  Were you aware that every other Friday Heartfelt Creations features a tutorial with one of the design team members as a special treat for you?  Be sure to sign up for the emails if you haven't already so you never miss any of the yummy inspiration that HC wants to send your way!

Anywho...enough rambling and lets get down to creating!

Birds and Blooms Collection "My Wish For You" S-Card Tutorial

Products Used
Birds and Blooms Collection Paper Pack, Birds and Blooms Die, Birds and Blooms PreCut Set, Leafy Branch PreCut Set, Leafy Branch Die, Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils, Spectrum Noir Blending Solution, Blending Stumps, Toffee Crunch Memento Ink, Rich Cocoa Memento Ink, BigShot Die Cutting Machine, double sided adhesive, Spellbinders Dies – Standard Circles (Large), Spellbinders Dies – Majestic Circles, Zip Dry Glue, ribbon, rhinestone gems, Scor-Pal, Stamp Mat Pad,  McGill Paper Shaping Tools and Mat, McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat, 3D pop up dots, Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear,  Art Institute Metal Glue Tip

Project Instructions

Begin with a single piece of card stock measuring 5 1/2"x 8 1/2" for your card base.

To create your "S" fold score at 4 1/4" as well as 2 1/8" on the left hand side of the card base.

Fold first scored fold toward the inside of the card, and the second fold out away from the card creating the "S" for the special fold.

Select the paper palette you wish to mat with, as well as a small premade image card panel.

Cut the pieces you will need for the matting.

For the smaller two sections of the "S" fold you will need the following...

2 - larger background bases (green in this tutorial) measuring 2" x 5 3/8"
2 - smaller front bases (floral/striped in this tutorial) measuring  1 5/8" x 5 1/4"

For the inside card center you will need the following...

1 - large base measuring (green in this tutorial)  5 3/8"x 4.0"
1 - mid sized base (floral/striped in this tutorial) measuring 2 3/8"x 5 1/4"
1 - main image base (birds on fence cut from large piece of pattened paper) measuring
3 5/8" x 5.0"
1 - premade card panel from paper pack, trimmed as shown

Using your ink and ink tool, apply the ink to all outer edges giving it a vintage and aged appearance.  (Should you not be a fan of the vintage look, feel free to skip the inking!)

You are now ready to assemble the base elements of your card.

Next adhere the main front image panel to the "S" fold on the card, being careful to only put adhesive on the half of the image panel that will be adhered to the card.

Moving along to some die cutting...

To create the circle border for around the bird image, group the circular dies together (the two largest from the Majestic Circles and the mid sized Standard Circle) and cut with a manual die cutting machine. (Washi tape is an excellent way of keeping the grouping together so nothing moves on the platform of your machine while cutting.)

Apply 3D pop up dots to the back of the circle frame and adhere to card.

Stamp the Birds and Blooms branch image onto paper using a light brown colored ink.  Once dried, color image and die cut with the coordinating die.

Adhere the die cut floral branch across the top of the circular frame.  Fussy cut a ticket sentiment for the front of the card, and another sentiment that you wish to use on the inside of the card.  Ink the edges of both of these elements as you did with the other paper pieces.  Using 3D pop up dots, apply the ticket to the front of the card.  Using double sided tape, apply the second sentiment to the inside of the card.  Using ribbon of your choice, create a bow and glue just above the front sentiment.  Apply three rhinestone gems to the bottom corner of the front image card panel.

Stamp Birds and Bloom flowers and leaf images with a light brown ink.  Once dried, color and then die cut with the coordinating die.

Shape leaves and flowers using a paper shaping tool and a mist of water to the backside of the image.  There are some wonderful tutorials on YouTube that Heartfelt Creations has put together for flower shaping.  Be sure to check out the different techniques there.

Glitter the edges of the flowers with a fine tip glitter glue and allow to dry.
Also glitter the small flowers in the bottom corner scene of the inside panel. 

You are now ready to do the placement of your leaves and flowers.  Once you are happy with the placement of the elements, adhere to card.

Now give yourself a pat on the back because you have completed a card that is ready for you to send and bless someone!

Here's a few more views of the completed project...

...and one last view...

I hope you've enjoyed todays tutorial!
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Until next time...

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