How to Make a Rare Oddities Card Using Graphic 45 Rare Oddities

by FotoBella Papercrafting Supplies

I look forward to seeing gorgeous paper collections each year, especially by Graphic 45. This year's Halloween paper is Rare Oddities, and it's beautiful. You can find it at www.fotobella.com

Supplies

  • Rare Oddities Patterned Paper (12 x 12)
  • Rare Oddities 6 x 6 "Patterns & Solids" paper pad
  • Rare Oddities Sticker Sheet
  • Shiny Black paper (8 1/2 x 11)
  • Dusty Concord Distress Ink
  • Black Archival Ink
  • Graphic 45 Cling Stamps by Hampton Arts
  • Acrylic stamp blocks
  • Black Ribbon from FotoBella's Fibers & Emblsh kit
  • Prima Doily Die
  • Butterfly Die
  • 1/8" Scor-Tape
  • Adhesive (wet and dry)
  • Pop-Dots
  • Scissors
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Cut a 5" x 6 1/2 card base from the patterned paper called "Charmed, I'm Sure" (The paper with orange flowers and butterflies on it.)

    Step 2

    From the 6 x 6 Rare Oddities paper pad, select the orange paper and cut a strip measuring 2 3/4 x 5".

    Step 3

    Cut 1 strip of paper measuring 2 1/4"x 5" from the "Brews and Potions patterned paper. Cut the row that had the books and include the black line on either side.

    Step 4

    Measure and cut a line 1" into the center of both strips of paper.

    Step 5

    Then cut a chevron into each strip to create the flag.

    Step 6

    Adhere patterned paper to card base.

    Step 7

    Glue together the two flags so that they stagger, and adhere the flag to the card front on pop dots. Set aside.

    Step 8

    Use Scor-Tape to adhere the thin black ribbon to both sides of the card.

    Step 9

    Trim the ribbon.

    Step 10

    Using the Prima Doily die cut a doily from black shiny paper die, cut a black shiny butterfly from the same paper. Set aside.

    Step 11

    Fussy cut a few orange flowers and a butterfly, and anything else on the paper that you want inside the doily.

    Step 12

    Remove the decorative circle from the sticker sheet. Place the fussy cuts inside to plan your focal image. Cut as much or as little as you need to fill the opening.

    Step 13

    Place the circular sticker on top of the black doily.

    Step 14

    Cut a circle from the black shiny paper.

    Step 15

    Adhere the black circle to the back of the doily and sticker.

    Step 16

    Place the fussy cuttings inside the circle to your liking. Adhere with wet glue.

    Step 17

    Adhere the doily to the top of the card as shown.

    Step 18

    Turn over the leftover orange paper,

    Step 19

    With Dusty Concord Distress Ink, stamp a rectangle using the Graphic 45/Hampton Arts stamp set.

    Step 20

    Using archival black ink, stamp the sentiment of your choice inside the box.

    Step 21

    Trim the sentiment as shown.

    Step 22

    Adhere the black butterfly to the card with a glue dot.Place the stamped sentiment in the lower right section of the card and adhere with a pop dot.

    Step 23

    Your card is now finished! Find all your supplies at http://www.fotobella.com. Tutorial by FotoBella Design Team Member ReNae