Friday, 13 April 2012

Twisted Pyramid Tutorial by Sharon Blaxter

 1.  Cut out the Twisted Pyramid  pieces, 7 in total, using a cutting knife, cutting mat and metal ruler.
Lay them out in front of you from largest to smallest, this is how you will place them together to form the Pyramid.
Pic 1

2. The largest cut-out is the base of the pyramid, it has the frame around it.
The 2nd one is the 1st twist of the pyramid.
Using the 2nd cut-out, turn over and adhere 9 x Le-Suh 1.4mm Foam Squares as displayed below.
You want this to be strong as it has to hold the rest of the pyramid and stop it from sagging
Pic. 2

3. Pick up the 3rd cut-out, turn over and adhere 5 pieces of  the Le-Suh 1.4mm Foam Squares, one in each of the corners and one in the middle.
Match up the picture as you place it on top of the 2nd layer.
Now you will really notice that the twist is starting to take shape.

Pic. 3

4. Repeat step 3 using the remaining 4 cut-outs until the Twisted Pyramid  is complete.
Each layer will twist just that little bit more and give you a lovely effect.
Continue to adhere 5 pieces of the Le-Suh 1.4mm Foam Squares as you want to keep the pyramid strong and you don't want it to sag.

Pic 4

Now the Twisted Pyramid is complete and ready for placing onto your card.

Making the card
Cut a piece of Gold Glitter Card 9cm x 11cm
Attach the Twisted Pyramid to the card stock using Double Sided Tape
Using a lighter colour card emboss using your Cuttlebug Machine or similiar. 
Cut the main card 17cm x 24cm, then using a Bone Folder  score at 12cm.
When your card is assembled add the Birthday Girl cut-out adhered with Zig 2 Way Glue
Attach to Bazzill Cardstock
Along the bottom of the card I have used a gorgeous Lace Ribbon attached with Quick Dry Glue to finish it off.

I hope that you have as much fun making this card as I had creating it.



Jan Rankine said...

Great tutorial Sharon - I can't wait to have a go myself

Vicky Pedlow said...

Love the twisted pyramid, it looks very effective. Thanks for the tutorial, Sharon!