Sunday, 11 March 2012

Lazy Dayz

This card was not actually made by me - it was one of the demo cards used for our recent all day craft event - so I thought you might like to see it! I will also be sharing the other things we did over the next few days!

For your information, the card was made by Paula, the stamp is Lili of the Valley - everything on the card is stamped except the blue striped backing paper which came of Debbees Lighthouse Bay cd

Stamped Project

Materials needed:

A4 sheet white card
Printed Insert
A5 piece of striped paper
4 stamped images – cut with nesties
Square piece of stamped card - approx 12cm x 12cm
Stamped strip of card – approx 21cm x 5 cm
2 strips stamped scored card strips to make rosettes
2 stamped spiky circles for the rosettes
1 stamped Happy Birthday sentiment
1 piece of Ranger Cut & Dry for inking

Additional needs:

Colouring mediums – pro markers, watercolour pencils etc
Double Sided Tape (DST)
Double Sided Sticky Pads
Coloured Inks

To Make Your Card:

So fold the A4 card in half and use the cut & dry and a suitable coloured ink pad to gently ink all the edges of the white card. Next add the sheet of striped paper – it may need to be cut down to fit – if it isn't big enough to cover the whole card, compromise and cut the edges with fancy scissors and leave a border all around the card!

Take your long strip of stamped card – again ink the edges then attach across the centre of your card, this may need trimming so check before inking as if its too big and you cut it once its attaching you may struggle to colour the one edge without damaging the rest of the card!

Now we need the square piece of stamped card – as with the other pieces, ink all the edges! Then using double sided tape stick the square to the card more over to the left side.

Once you have coloured your chosen image, ink the edge of the shape and then add sticky pads to the back of the shape and place this centrally on the card – it means it will slightly overhang the square panel!

On to the rosettes – these were cut using the Tim Holtz rosette maker – they have been stamped on one side. You need to fold on the creased lines using concertina type folding until you have the whole strip folded, then use a piece of red DST secure the strip ends together. Take the biggest spiky circle and add a blob of wet glue then press the concertina down into the wet glue – pop something heavy on it until the glue dries and sticks. It might be worth just cutting yourself a bigger circle to stick the rosette to as I found the small spiky one was too small to work with. You need to repeat that with the smaller rosette strip as in cut out a piece of card to stick it to and keep the spiky circle for the next step – then leave them both to dry for an hour or so.

Take your stamped sentiment, cut it out carefully, ink the edges then add some wet glue to the back and stick it on top of the large rosette – hold it in place for a few minutes till the glue goes off. Take the small spiky circle and add wet glue to the back and stick on top of the small rosette.

Fold the insert in half, trim if needed, then add a small piece of double sided tape to either side of the fold, then pop inside the card, line it up then simply close the card and lightly run your finger over the fold of the card to ensure the insert has stuck.

Happy Crafting

Angie x

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