Friday, April 1, 2011

Cutcardstock Basis Petal Cards

My project this week for Cutcardstock uses a really cool product called Basis Square Petal Cards.  They are a whopping 6.25" square, lots of room for paper and embellishments.

I started with a teal Petal Card, a Stella and Rose Gertie 6x6 paper pack and my largest Scalloped Circle Stacker die.  Picking out 4 sheets of patterned paper, I die cut 4 scalloped circles, cutting each one in half to put on the "petals" of the card.  I also used my largest Scalloped Square Stacker die and a fifth sheet of patterned paper to create the square for the inside.

To decorate the front of the card, I used my Italian Flourish Doily, die cutting it from some light yellow Basis cardstock.  I really like the 80# weight of this paper, it is perfect for your card base and yet cuts very nicely with such an intricate die; and it comes in 26 wonderful colors.  You can purchase a sample pack that includes one of each color.  I added some pearl pen accents and some ribbon to tie the card closed, finishing with the flower in the center of the die.


For the inside, I printed this wonderful floral basket from Karen's Doodles onto Cryogen white cardstock,  my favorite paper for Copic markers.
Copics used:
Basket - E33
Flowers - BG10, BG45, YR31, R37
Leaves - YG91, YG93
Shadow - W1
I trimmed the image out and then mounted it onto a scalloped circle from light yellow Basis card stock.  I added them to a circle from teal Basis cardstock and then centered it onto my square background..  I computer generated the saying, printing it on Cryogen and backing it again with teal Basis. Finished size is 6.25" square.


Valid April 1 - 30, 2011
 20% off all Basis Perfect Pockets & Basis Perfect Petal Invitations.

3 comments:

Karen W said...

Beautiful and I think I need some of those.!!

Bonnie Brown said...

So lovely!! Love the Petal shape and how you cut the cirles from from your dies for the outside and inside. So clever and pretty!

Sandra1968 said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!