Sunday, 8 December 2013

Cards from December '13 Art of Craft demo

                      I promised you a step by step blog of the 'Roaring Twenties Easel card and others.
                                                                         see below.

First take a blank 8 x8 card and fold into an easel card by folding
the front in half as shown below
                  Then stick a strip of black card at the base of the unfolded piece, as below

Choose some pretty background paper from the Papermania, Art Deco, roaring twenties pack
gorgeous foiled papers, see below photo of the pack

Stick chosen paper on the base above the black strip, see photo below
                                         Then on the folded front piece of card mat black card
                                                      as below

The photo below is showing the velvet ribbon i used on the base, over the black strip , wind around the card and stick down at front with sellotape.
and the sellotape  wont be shown , we will add a die cut topper to cover this
die cut some ovals, as shown, this is for the 'stopper' for the easel, use the
smaller blue one and the black one the larger blue oval is for the topper on the front of card.
 use foam tape to 3d this as the card needs some kind of raised element to make
 the card stay in the easel position.
 above left, i have added a sentiment ' Celebrate' from
                                          the topper pack below

Mat & layer some more of the foiled paper and mat over the black front of card as
shown below

die cut some more pieces to use as the front element.
these are the dies and papers i used below. 
the oval , you will have already, just use the large blue one
                                       cut the die below in silver and some foiled backing paper too
                                                  cut the heart die with some of the foiled paper
one of the oblong dies i cut in half to make the topper, 
this was then stuck behind the silver die cut of the same shape

The topper is put together with those elements and placed on the front of the card as the photo below shows
maybe add a feather or two for a little pizzazz ! always make sure they are not too high, as it wont fit into
the envelope when placed flat .
The card below is a DL (tall card) i matted some purple card behind and stamped the lovely lady
in black die ink, coloured in with Artiste pens, the borders are also to be found on the same
stamp, very versatile.On this same stamp is a cocktail glass and a sentiment saying, 'To someone special'
which i have used on the forever friends card which follows this one.

This card below was a fast card made with the very versatile forever friends 6 x 6 pack
 Kraft notes design stack , it has double sided papers & pages of labels, toppers too.
great for last minute cards.


                                  Finally a photo below of a cute Country Companions  topper, decoupaged

                       and used for a christmas card, I cut the bunting (flags ) with the build a scene die 'tea party'
                                        for the bunting using the Kraft notes papers ( as the previous card )
                                                            for this and also for  the backing paper.

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