Cream and Gold Card

This card is 8"x8" (203mm x 203mm)

 

  • Layer 1 is 7 ¾" (197mm). Layer 2 is 7 ¼" (184mm). Layer 3 is 6 ¾" (171mm) and embossed with Crafts-Too Embossing Folder A4 - Fancy Lattice.

  • Stick the 3 layers centrally to base card with glue or mount with sticky pads.

  • Cut out the three elements of Oval Layers Frame (not the lattice die) in coloured card.

  • Cut one extra layer 2, (the holly design). Trim one of the holly design die cuts to create the corner embellishments and stick to corners of layer 2.

  • Cut Presscut Best Wishes die in contrasting colour to layer 3 and stick to layer three.

  • Layer all three elements together using glue or foam pads.

  • Cut 3 of the largest complete flower dies and 6 of the smaller complete flower dies from Leane Creatief Multi Flower 009 in coloured card.

  • Layer 1 large and 2 small flowers to create the three flowers . Rotating the top two layers gives a more natural look.

  • Put a dot of Cosmic Shimmer Coloured pearlescent PVA glue to the centre of each flower and allow to dry.

  • Mount the Holly Lattice elements to centre of card.

  • Place the three flowers around it and stick to layers 2 and 3.

This is a basic easel card using partial die-cutting to create an interesting shape.

  • Choose any frame die, Sharons Card Crafts - Square Multi Layer Frame is very similar to the one we have used.
  • Cut a piece of card that is twice the height of your die plus 1" - 25mm and the width of your die plus 1" - 25mm. It is a good idea to use card that is slightly larger, although you don't have to, so you have some 'wiggle' room.
  • Score and fold the card at the centre of the height. If your cut card is 8" x 6" - 203mm x 152mm, score and fold at 4" - 102mm
  • Place the top cutting edge of the die slightly above the fold line as in the picture below and run through your die-cutting machine.

Place-Die-on-Fold

  • When you remove the card from the die you should see that the two pieces of card are still connected, creating a hinge, this is where your card folds.
  • Open out the hinged die cut so that the top shape is showing the 'wrong' side of the die and score and fold across the top shape as in the picture below.

Score-and-Fold

  • Colour the bottom layer using the die as a stencil using Tim Hotz Distress Ink.
  • Cut out another complete die cut (not off the edge) and colour in the same way.
  • Cut and colour another 2 layers. One to place on top of the complete die cut  and another to place on the bottom of the easel.
  • Stamp Sleek Designs Small Scroll Butterfly on a piece of card with Tim Holtz ink and dry with a Heat Tool.
  • Use an anti static pad over the entire piece of card.
  • Put the stamped butterfly into a Stamp Positioner, line up the cleaned stamp onto the stamped image and then close stamp postioner lid to pick up stamp.
  • Using Versamark overstamp the existing butterfly image.
  • Remove image from stamp positioner and cover with Wow Metallic Gold Rich Pale super fine embossing powder, tap off excess and heat until melted.
  • Cut out the butterfly and adhere to the 2nd layer using either glue, double sided sticky tape or foam tape.
  • Attach butterfly and 2nd layer to complete die cut.
  • Take the completed die cut and lining up the side and bottom edge, adhere it to the folded part of the easel card base as shown in the picture below.

Attach-Decorated-Die-Cut

  • Stamp Sleek Designs Best Wishes using Tim Holtz ink pad onto the 2nd coloured layer using the Stamp Positioner. Place the stamp with the Wishes part at the bottom left of the layer and pick up with the stamp positioner, ink and stamp. Remove and clean the stamp and place the Best part of the stamp above and to the left of the Wishes and pick up with the stamp positioner, ink and stamp.
  • Make a double bow with long tails with ribbon and attach near the top of the layer you just stamped with foam tape. This will be the 'Stop' for your easel card. Wrap and attach the tails to the back of the layer.
  • Attach the completed second layer onto the base of the easel card and your card is finished.

The base card is *8 x 8" .square cut white card

Tip for colouring:

  • Select two or three shades in the colour you want your Elephant. We chose grey but you could have a pink or blue elephant, or any colour you like!

  • Colour the whole image with the lightest shade.

  • Now use a darker shade to go round the edges and where there would be shadow

  • Use the same pen or a darker shade to deepen parts of the shadow

  • Now go back over the whole image with the lightest shade.

  • This will help blend the inks and soften the effect.

This card is quite large - 8 " x *8" (203mm x 203mm) - so we made our own base card.

  • Layer three different coloured squares of cardstock, each 1/4"/6mm smaller than the previous one, onto the base card.

  • Cut out the three elements of Holly Lattice Frame, not the lattice die, in coloured cardstock.

  • Cut layers 1 and 2 in half

  • A piece of black cardstock was cut the width of the card and then embossed with Crafts Too Embossing Folder - Dots

  • A piece of lattice cardstock from stash was then layered centrally on the black strip and self adhesive gems added to each corner.

  • Sleek Designs Stamp Dragonfly was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black onto glittery cardstock and cut out and mounted to lattice strip with payperbox foam squares

  • The black strip was then stuck to the middle of the card and the two cut die elements mounted centrally either side of the black strip.

  • The last layer of the die was stamped with Sleek Designs Best Wishes with Versafine Onyx Black and mounted with foam tape.

  • A double bow was then added to finish.

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