Friday, 13 July 2012

Circular Luxury Card Layer Cards - Vicky Pedlow

Photograph One

Please read through all instructions before commencing

1.  Cut a piece of cerise Papicolor Card to 135 mm square then emboss it using your Cuttlebug Machine (or other die cutting machine) and the Craft Concepts Spring Flowers Embossing Folder. If using a Cuttlebug use plates A, B & B. Place your card inside the embossing folder then place this between the two B plates before processing through your Cuttlebug machine.

2.  Remove your embossed card from the embossing folder then round the edges of each corner with a corner rounder.

3.  Die-cut a circle out of the same cerise card using using a Nestabilities large circle die (I used the 60 mm diameter die). If using a Cuttlebug use plates A, C & B for this process. Place your die cutting-side up on plate C then place your card on top of the die. Place plate B on top of your card then process through your Cuttlebug. With the die-cut still in the die run it through your die-cutting machine again this time with an embossing mat on top of the card. This will emboss the edges of the circle.

4.  Remove the die-cut from the die then emboss the die-cut again using the spring flowers embossing folder as per step one.

5.  Use a gold metallic gel pen to dab a spot of colour to the centre of each flower on both pieces of embossed card then wipe the edges with metallic gold ink as shown in photograph one. Set aside to dry.

6.  Carefully lift off 14 holographic butterfly peel-off stickers from their backing sheet and stick them onto a piece of acetate. I used the two largest butterflies and a selection of medium and small butterflies in my design. TIP: Use a craft knife to carefully lift off the stickers from their backing sheet and place them onto the acetate as it's a lot less fiddly than using your fingers!

7.  Carefully trim around the edges of each butterfly using decoupage scissors.

8.  The next step is to mount all your pieces onto the white base card. Start by using double-sided tape to adhere the square cerise card to the white base card and then adhere the Luxury Card Layer Ivory Circle Frame to the centre of the cerise card. Refer photograph one for placement.

 Photograph Two

9.  Apply foam squares to the back of your embossed circle and stick this to the right-hand side of the frame. Use a craft knife to carefully lift off your sentiment from its backing sheet and position this onto the embossed circle as per photograph two.

 Photograph Three

10.  Finally, arrange your butterflies onto your card and once you are happy with your arrangement apply a small amount of Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots glue underneath the body of each butterfly to adhere them to your card. Once the glue is dry gently fold back the wings of your butterflies to create a 3D effect, as per photograph three. 

Your card is now complete.


Here is another card I have made featuring the same card layer frame... This time I have die cut the centre of the card layer to showcase the pretty floral frame.  Please refer to the instructions below.

 Photograph One

1.  Use double-sided tape to adhere a piece of 135 mm square purple Papicolor card to a 140 mm square linen card.

2. Use your Cuttlebug Machine (or other die cutting machine) and a Nestabilities Large Circle die to die-cut the entire centre of the luxury card layer frame (I used and 85mm diameter die). TIP: Be sure to position your die exactly in the centre of the frame and secure the die to the card with low tack removable tape to prevent it from slipping as you run it through your die-cutting machine.

3. Apply glue to the reverse of the frame using a glue pen then adhere the frame to the centre of the purple card as shown in photograph one. TIP: Use the glue sparingly to avoid it from seeping through the die-cut pattern.

 Photograph Two

4.  Carefully lift off four gold doodle hearts peel-off stickers from their backing sheet (two large and two small) and position them inside the frame as shown in photograph two.

Photograph Three

5.  Lift off four gold mini ornament peel-off stickers from their backing sheet and position one inside each corner of the card as shown in photograph three.

6.  Position a gold holographic line peel-off sticker to all four eges of the purple card as shown below.

Your card is now compelete.



Mrs A. said...

I'm a total sucker for butterflies and anything pink! Your tutorial is lovely and clear to understand.
Hugs Mrs A.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Vicky two lovely cards thanks so very much for sharing - love the use of the rich red and gold with the cardlayer looks really fab. Great work! Shaz in oz.x

my craft cupboard said...

Vicky two wonderful cards and such lovely bright colours,Lovely layers and beautiful peel offs .x