Friday, 2 September 2011

Diecut Delight

Ok so I have good intentions - but they dont always work as you are finding out!

I set up my blog with the idea of a card/project/suggestion a day

And look what happened - and look what happened.... it went pear shaped!

But here is my latest offering - it was put together as a project for my class.

For this project we used FB17, FB7, FB14 which also gives FB11 and FB13

A corner rounder or as I used a corner chomper
Also for the flowers I used a set of large floral punches (1 cuts the flower, the other embosses it) and a woodward small daisy punch. The butterfly is a Papermania/X Cut pop up butterfly which I cut from its base

I cut a sheet of silver mirri card in half length ways and 1 piece was enough.

I also used a scrap of black mirri card and smaller scrap of red mirri card.

I used a sheet of matt black A4 card and scored it at 12cms from left side and folded.

Next I folded back the large square panel - this was turning the large point and tucking under the small point - its easier than it looks or sounds!

The smaller panel inside the square was next - again folding the larger curve and slotting under the smaller.

I then attached these to silver mirri card, butting them to edges so as not to waste any and also to ensure all panels fit on ok. Then using my corner chomper I rounded the corners on the large square only

Cut around the panels and the fixed the large square to my card approx 2cms down and 0.5 cms from either side - I used double sided tape to hold in place

Large double sided pads were used on the back of the small square panel and this was attached in the centre of large square

Under this panel I used a scrap of white card stock and matted a silver dufex type sentiment and a silver mirri pop out butterfly sat in the corner!

Next I folded the 3 other panels - its a matter of personal choice as to which pieces you fold over - once I did one corner I followed the same pattern for the whole square - once all 3 were folded I again stuck them to the remaining mirri card and cut out with a narrow border all around these panels.

As the 2 larger squares were the same size I attached one at the top and the other at the bottom of the right hand side of the card - just mms from the edges which allows the black card to show through - this gives the impression of extra matting and layering!

The smallest fold back panel was turned and attached to show a diamond shape in the space between the top and bottom panels leaving an equal space at top, bottom and right hand side.

On to the flowers - using the black mirri card I punched out 3 large flowers then put them into the embossing punch, and cut 4 small red daisies and just 1 small black daisy - again from the mirri card

I gave a little shape to the punched flowers using a shaping tool and foam mat - simply put the punched flower colour up and press the tool in the centre firmly - the petals them cup the tool.

Using flower soft glue I stuck a large black flower to the centre of the panels on the left hand side with a red daisy in the centre - this was then repeated on the top and bottom panel on the right hand side.

The centre panel simply had a small red daisy with the same size black daisy attached but turned so you see red and black petals alternatly

I raided the gems box and found I didnt have enough of anything nice to complete all kits for class so when I came across a bag of pink star shaped gems I was so pleased to find they were silver on the back - so flipped them over and attached one to the centre of all panels!!!

Also in the box was a pack of matt black flower gems so I attached one to each corner on the inner panel to finish the card in general

As I had used a Best Wishes sentiment the verse I added to my insert reads....

I made this card with great care
And added a dallop of niceness
Then sprinkled on some pure love
And thats what makes it priceless

And its just for you....
Have a lovely day

This was simply cut down to fit and attached with a small piece of double sided tape

The insert was done on UVID (ultimate verse insert designer) so it was a verse from there and I set it to standard A5 size but selected print to centre of page as the insert needs cutting down a lot to fit.

As this card is an odd size an envelope was going to cause a problem - so I bought a pack of white A4 envelopes (Asda do a pack of decent quality at 99p for 20).

I placed the card on the envelope - at the top so I could still use the sealed part, I marked approx 3cms below the bottom of the card and cut the excess envelope off using a paper trimmer to give a straight edge, then used a corner rounder on the cut edge corners, scored a line 0.5 cms below the bottom of the card, added a strip of broad double sided tape then folded and sealed!

Result - one perfect envelope - nobody would know it started life as an A4. And it was a fraction of the cost of buying odd sized envelopes - and easier than making one from scratch using an enveloper!

I hope you enjoyed this project as much as class members did!

See you next time....

1 comment:

  1. Very pretty and intricate card, Angie. Lovely. x