Sunday, 7 October 2012

Shaped Topper


As I said yesterday I would share the photo of the other cards I made for the 2nd sheet I printed out.

The printed sheet was taken from a Crafters Companion CD Rom called Beatrix Potter Everyday & Winter

I have used 3 different backing papers that were actually taken from a Kanban CD Rom called Kanban Stamped Backgrounds – why it has such a title I don't know as it is the most beautiful backing papers - now I have seen it I know it will get a whole lot of use as the papers come in lots of colour ways and styles so ideal for all occasions.

So materials for this card I used ….

Heat mat to work on and protect your surface – I always use it...

White A4 card stock

Printed sheet

3 different A4 backing papers

Dark blue A4 card stock

PVA glue – I use Cosmic Shimmer

Glamour dust

Corner Chomper – any corner rounder will do.

Double sided tape

Sticky pads

Eazi Score Board & tool

Tonic 8” guillotine



Shaping tool from

Foam shaping mat – stamping mat or even a mouse mat

To make the card ...

I used the Eazi score board and tool to score line 7 onto the white card to create the card blank – I have used landscape (often called tent fold)

I trimmed one of the backing papers down to fit the card front leaving a chunky all round border – then rounded the corners using a corner chomper. This was then stuck to the card with double sided tape.

The dark blue card was next to be cut down – this was to fit on top of the backing paper – a border all round then rounded the corners and stuck in place with double sided tape.

Using the 2nd backing paper I cut a piece to fit on the dark blue I cut it so I had wider borders at the sides but narrower top and bottom – corners were rounded and then this layer stuck in place with double sided tape.

From the printed design sheet I cut the paper ribbon and using a wider double sided tape I attached this across the centre of the card – it was a perfect fit from left to right edge.

I cut the largest topper from the sheet – taking care not to damage the remaining 2 toppers -then matted it to a piece of dark blue card leaving a border, because of the shape of the topper its width of border differs.

I positioned this panel in the centre of the card – I then stuck the panel with large sticky pads.

Finally it was down to the sentiment which I trimmed, layered onto a piece of dark blue card leaving a narrow border then fixed across the top left corner using a large sticky pad.

I had 1 sheet of backing paper left so folded in half and stuck inside the card as an insert – because I also printed a general insert I cropped this one down a bit then punched 2 corners using a Martha Stewart Snowflake corner punch.

Lastly its the decorating – I used Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue on the top of walls and bricks here and there on the bridge then covered with glamour dust and left it to dry.

Using the quickie glue pen I highlighted the snowy ground then covered with glamour dust – once the PVA had tried I shook away all the excess glitter to reveal a lovely card.

I do hope you like the card – and more so that what is left has been used to create the card for tomorrow – at least after that you can have a break from Beatrix Potter...

Hope to see you then....


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