Saturday, 20 October 2012

3D Fairy Flip Card - Anne Darragh

 Picture 1
  1.  Cut an A4 white card or colour of you choice, to 177 x 225mm (10 x 7"). Score and fold the card in half so the card is 127 x 177mm (5 x 7") folded size. 
2. Cut out the base of the 3D Fairy  and position it on the inside of the front sheet of the card approximately 1cm from the left edge and 1.7cm from top edge of the card. Hold in place with a small amount of  repositional adhesive and draw around the base picture starting at the middle top and moving closely around the picture to the right and back in to the left at the bottom stopping at the dead centre of the bottom of the base picture. Remove the base picture and adhesive.

3. Score with a bone folder or scorer from the top edge of the card to the beginning of the pencil line. Score from the central pencil mark at the bottom to the bottom of the card.

4. Cut along the pencil line with a craft knife and cutting mat and then fold the card along the score lines.
5. Apply wet glue to the right hand side of the opened card and line up double-sided patterned paper to cover entire area with glue, smooth down. Turn the card over and trim the patterned paper to the size of the card i.e remove excess paper.

6. Apply wet glue to the left front portion of the card and with the other side of the patterned paper up glue down and trim excess paper as before.

7. Apply glue to the other half of the white card and glue down Botanic metallic paper with wet glue (if using a coloured card this is optional). Trim the excess and also around the cut aperture of the card (see picture 3)

Picture 2

8. Close the card and apply wet glue to the narrow strip of  white card on the left front of the card. Attach Botanic metallic paper and trim off excess (if using a coloured card this is optional).

9. Attach the base of the 3D starting at the cut line and glue down with a little wet glue. Assemble the remainder of the 3D and attach layers with 3D Foam Blocks.

Picture 3

10. Apply 3D Crystal Lacquer to the assembled 3D. When the lacquer is dry apply a second coat to the fairy's wings and sprinkle with crystal glitter or fairy dust. When dry attach the assemble 3D over the base picture with double-sided tape.

11. Attach flowers (apply a little glue and sprinkle with glitter first) to the bottom and top of the card (see picture 2).

12. Using a cut and emboss die of your choice, cut from Botanic metallic paper, attach a peel-off greeting and attach to the bottom right of the card with 3D foam blocks.

13. Attach a peel-off border sticker to the left side of the card over the Botanic metallic paper.

I hope you enjoy making this fun card.


Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Flowers with Love and Best Wishes - Sharon Blaxter

Please read all instructions before commencing

1.   Cut a piece of blue card 13cm x 13cm with a craft knife and ruler on a self healing mat.
Place the largest Victorian Square die on the front of the card and run through the Cuttlebug with plates A, B  and C, run through the machine once again with the embossing mat.

2.   Place the Victorian Square onto a piece of scrap paper and with the Glitzin Glamour Silver, apply glitter around the embossed edge. The scrap paper will catch any overflow from the glitter.
Leave to dry for about 10 minutes.

3.   With the help of a pokey tool carefully pick up the white corner peel off sticker and place onto the Victorian Square about 2 cm in from the pointed edge, as shown in picture 1.

 Picture 1.

4.   Cut a piece of  white shimmer card  11.7cm x 23.4cm  and with a trimmer, score at 11.7cm and fold to make a card.

5.   Attach the Victorian Square in the centre of the card with Elmers glue.
With a pokey tool  lift the wider transparent glitter line  and attach near the edge of the card, snip at the ends to make a frame.

 Picture 2.

6.   Select the flowers that you would like to use, I used 1 large and 2 smaller ones.
These flowers have a lot of definition and are very beautiful, very life like.
Place a small amount of  Helmar glue to the back of the flower and using tweezers place as in picture 3.

 Picture 3.

7.   With a pokey tool pick up the sentiment and place as pictured.

                   Your card is now complete!


Friday, 5 October 2012

Easel Card Tutorial - Sharon Blaxter

Easel cards are a wonderful card to make when you would like to make something that little bit more special.  They are quite easy to make.

1.  I have selected to make a stitching topper from Hobbydols booklet #76.
There are 12 patterns in this booklet, they are terrific value, even though they are written in Dutch, they are very easy to follow.

2.  Cut a piece of  white card 13cm x 13cm with a craft knife and ruler on a self healing mat
Photocopy the pattern and adhere to the front of the white card with removable tape.

Picture 1

3.   Place onto a pricking mat  and with your Ultra Fine ricking Tool prick out the entire pattern.
When finished remove the pattern and stitch with your choice of thread using an embroidery needle.
Attach the ends of the thread when starting and finishing with adhesive tape.
Attach the beads as indicated on the pattern.

4.  Attach the stitched card to a light pink card 13.5cm x 13.5cm with double sided tape.
Cut  Shimmer card 14.2 x 14.2 attach the stitched card with double sided tape.

Please note: Do not attach the decoupage until you have assembled the easel card.

Picture 2

5.   Cut  Shimmer card 14.2cm x 28.4cm with a paper trimmer.
Score  at 7.1cm and also at 14.2cm.
See picture 3 and picture 4.

Picture 3

Picture 4

6.   Attach double side tape to the smaller section of the easel card.
This section of the card measures 14.2cm x 7.1cm.
See picture 5.

Picture 5

7.   Attach the bottom of the topper to the easel card.
Your card should now look like this from the front.
See picture 6.

Picture 6

8.   When standing up your card will look like this.
See picture 7.

Picture 7

9.   Using a Cuttlebug or similar machine, die cut Marianne Creatables Roses LRO212 with white card run through through the machine once again with a embossing mat.
Chalk  or ink the roses to add a little colour.
See picture 9.

10.   Adhere  to the base of the easel card with Elmers glue and double sided tape
See picture 8.

Picture 8

11.   Attach 5 pink adhesive jewells with the help of a Pokey tool evenly across the back of the die cut.
When your easel card is standing up it will rest against the jewells.

Picture 9

12.   Cut out the complete Marianne Vintage Rose decoupage with a scalpel or scissors attach to the topper with Zig 2-Way glue using tweezers.
Attach the remaining decoupage with Silicone glue, using tweezers for placement.

Your card is now complete and when closed it will easily fit into a envelope.
See Picture 2.