Tuesday 23 April 2013

Just a note

It's my turn again to do a tutorial for Papermill and I'm doing "floral" again but this time I'm using some gorgeous new music themed paper (from Crafty Devils) and ribbon (from ribbonbox.co.uk)to complement the flowers.

Here's what you need to make this one..

2  pieces of white felt embossed card  (Papermill)
1 piece of black card  (Papermill)
1 piece of Ivory linen card  (Papermill)
I piece of music patterned paper (Papermania, Bookprint)
Buttercup and Gold Promarkers 
Black ink
Deep pink/raspberry ink
Keyboard ribbon

How to make it..

1. Score and fold one sheet of white card in half to make a card blank. Matt a piece of music paper onto black card and attach to the card front.

2. Print "Just a note" onto white card leaving enough room all around to cut out with the Peony die.

3. Die cut and emboss. You'll only need the centre part but you can keep the white frame to use on another project.

4. Cut and emboss another Peony window from black card - this time it's the "frame" part you'll be using.

5.  Attach these parts to the card as shown.
 To make the flowers ( make 4 of these)
6. You'll need all 4 punches and the stamps from the Punch and Stamp set for the next part..

7. Punch out 3 large petals, 3 leaf shapes, 1 sepal and 1 stamen - all from ivory card.

8. Using the stamps in the set, stamp the shapes as shown.

9. Dab the edges with the ink pad or a finger dabber.

10. They should then look like this.

11. Add a little detail with the Buttercup and Gold Promarkers.

12. Now turn the petals over and curl them with the back of an embossing tool.

13. Cup the sepal with an embossing tool.

14. Dip the petals in glue and add to the sepal.

15. The finished flower. (Make another 3).

16. Punch 7 sepal shapes (oops, I've only photographed 6!)
Ink and colour them - then cup them with the embossing tool.

17. Attach to the card as shown. 
Tie a bow in the ribbon and twist the ends as you glue it to the card.

That's it for today :)


  1. Oh this is stunning. Love the colours of the

  2. Music scores and birds go together so well Ruth and those flowers look amazing.

    B x

  3. Stunning card Ruth. Your flowers look amazing and I love the paper and ribbon
    hugs Sue xx

  4. REally beautiful card, love those flowers.

  5. You are so talented Ruth,I absolutely love this.The colours are striking together.x

  6. ooh this is so pretty . I love the pink flowers against the black and white
    Lisa x

  7. Oh Ruth, this is so beautiful. I LOVE your flowers! Was great to meet you at the craft fair last week, shame we didn't have more time to chat. Don't know if your interested, but I've booked onto a one day workshop in Antrim for encausticnart

  8. Published before I'd finished d'oh! Bloomin iPad, anyway as I was saying, booked on to a workshop for encaustic art in Antrim one Saturday in August. If you fancy it, you can email me by clicking the link top right of my blog and I'll send you the details. Hubby's a beekeeper, so it was through him that I found out about it. Always fun to learn new things.

  9. Stunning card Ruth, your flowers are absolutely gorgeous.
    Wendy x

  10. wow so stunning ruth.really striking design and your flowers are gorgeous :D

    xx coops xx

  11. wow super card ruth ... and thank you so much for the tut ... well done ... you make it look soooo easy ... lol ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  12. Such a fab card and beautiful flowers too Ruth :) Viv xx

  13. Fabulous card with more of your stunning flowers.

    Joan x

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