Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Project of the week: Birds of Paradise Twisted Easel Card

Twisted Easel
Materials

1. Using the square card, score from the top left hand corner down to the bottom right hand corner, fold and re-enforce using your bone folder.  This will create your card shape.

2.Cut out your backing papers to the required size. Cover the square base and inside back with backing paper using double sided tape or craft glue.

3. Cut out all the toppers, sentiments and ribbon strip from the papers.

4. Fix your ribbon strip to the card as shown using double sided tape or craft glue.

5. Attach the main topper onto the triangle part of the card using double sided tape or craft glue.

6. Cut out a sentiment and fix to the front of the easel with foam pads. This will act as a stopper and hold your card up.

7. Cut out extra embellishment and fix to the card as shown.

8. Finish by adding glitter highlights.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Project of the week: Art Deco Celebrations Squeeze Card

Art Deco Celebrations Squeeze Card
Materials

1. Cut 2 pieces of card 23.4cm x 21cm, then measure and score 4 lines on both pieces at 2cm, 4.1cm, 19.3cm and 21.5cm.

2. Cut out the large topper, and drawn round using a pencil on the centre of one of the cards.  Cut the aperture out using a craft knife.

3. Cover the back piece with backing paper attaching with double sided tape or glue.

4. Fix the large topper to the centre back using foam pads.  Add glitter highlights to the topper now before assembling the card.  Use a Quickie Glue pen and ultra fine glitter.  

5. Fix the 2 piece of card together, attached them at the sides with double sided tape or glue.

6. Attach ribbon strips along the edges using double sided tape or glue.  Then cut out strips of paper and fix along the front as shown.

7. Cut 2 sentiments out and attach to the bottom and top left of the card as shown at angles using foam pads.

8. To finish add flower embellishments in both corners.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Project of the week: Life is Short...buy the shoes!

Fashionista A5 Wardrobe Card
Materials

1. Fold your A4 card in half to create an A5 card blank.
2. Cover the front of your card with your chosen backing paper with a 3mm border. Fix to your card blank using double sided tape or craft glue. 
3. Cut out your decoupage topper and layer up all your elements. Attaching in place using either foam pads or silicone glue. If using silicone glue, leave the topper to dry for at least an hour.
4. Cut out your ribbon strip and fix on either side of your topper as shown.
5. Choose 2 sentiments and attach one on your topper and the other at the bottom of the card.
6. Finish by adding glitter and gems to your card.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Project of the week: Spring Fairies

Fairy Middle Stepper Card
Materials
Template
A4 Card
Mirror Card
Gems/Glitter
Embellishments

1. Print off the Middle Stepper template. Transfer all the markings to the card. Cut on solid lines score on broken lines. Reinforce all the score lines with a bone folder. Gently push the card into shape.
2. Print off all the other elements. If your printer will take it print the design sheet directly onto card to give support otherwise back onto card now.
3. Cut a piece of backing paper to fit the main front section of the card. Use the card to draw around on the back of the paper then attach using double sided tape or glue.
4. Cut the ribbon strip from the design sheet. Attach to the side sections as shown using tape or glue.
5. Cut out your topper and matt onto mirror card. Cut out following the shape and then attach to the main section of the card using foam pads.
6. Matt a sentiment onto mirror card and cut out as above. Attach as shown using foam pads on the outsides of the sentiment, slightly pushing in the sides to give it a bowed effect.
7. Add glitter and gems to finish.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Project of the week: Vintage birds Momento Book

http://www.debbimoore.co.uk/prodpage.asp?ProdID=7914
Momento Booklet
Materials
A4 Coloured Card x 2
Stayzon Ink

1. Score and fold 2 A4 cards in half to make A5 card blanks then fix together.

2. Cut out the booklet cover and attach to the front leaving a small even gap around the edges.

3. Decorate the inside sections with papers. Tear or use the torn edged paper to decorate as you see fit.  

4. Print photos or toppers onto card and matt onto the pages.

5. Create more pages by making A5 card blanks in the same card and attaching the back to the front of each card.  The booklet can be as big as you wish.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Project of the week: Angels of Friendship

Faith Hope and Love
Materials:

1. Using your card blank, draw a diagonal across from one end to the other and cut across.  This will be your card shape.

2. Using contrasting papers, fix to the inside and front of your card blank using double sided tape or craft glue.  

3. Tear a strip of contrasting backing paper and fix to the inside right as shown using double sided tape or craft glue.

4. Cut out your topper and fix to the front section of your card using foam pads. To give more dimension, pleat the lace and fix to the base of the card as shown.  Fixing into place using craft glue.

5. Cut out your ribbon strip and fix ontop of your lace.

6. Using a Quickie glue pen, add glitter around the angels wings.

7. Choose 2 sentiments, fix one at the bottom left hand side with feathers.  Then fix the other at the top left hand side as shown using foam pads.

8. Finish by adding self adhesive gems.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Project of the week: Cottage Retreat

1. Using the white card, along the long edge measure and mark to 4.6cm, 9.5cm, 19.8cm and 24.8cm.  Score down the page at these marks.  Fold as follows, valley fold, mountain fold, mountain then valley. Push your card into shape.  

2. Cut out your chosen backing paper and attach to each facing section using double sided tape or glue.

3. Cut out your decoupage topper and layer up the elements as shown. Then place your main topper in the middle of the front panel and fix with foam pads or silicone glue. If using silicone glue, make sure you leave your work to dry for about an hour.

4. Cut out  paper ribbon strips and fix along the side panels of the cards using double side tape or glue as shown.

5. Using a blender, rub blue distress ink along the edges of the card to add a vintage feel.

6. Cut out 2 sentiments and fix to the front of the card over the main topper using glue or double sided tape.

7. Finish by adding glitter highlights to the topper and gems to the card.