Sunday, 18 November 2012
Quick & Easy
Back to sheets bought from www.craftsuprint.com only because they make quick and easy cards and if you have a lot to make they are perfect!
Its just one sheet to print and the cutting out is easy enough usually but then with a little decorating they look WOW
So this sheet was designed by one of my all time favourite designers Janet Briggs and the item number is 358682_68
So materials for this card I used ….
Heat mat to work on and protect your surface – I always use it...
Black A4 card
Silver straight line peel offs
Silver snowflake peel offs
Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
Double sided tape
Eazi Score Board & tool
Tonic 8” guillotine
Shaping tool from www.dimensionstamps.com
Foam shaping mat – stamping mat or even a mouse mat
To make the card ...
I used the eazi score board to score the A4 black card on line 7 then folded over and ran the bone folder over the fold to sharpen the crease.
I cut out the base layer and added double sided tape to the back – removed the backing from the tape and after lining it up on the card front with the eye I fixed the sheet in place!
Before I started adding the decoupage I used the silver straight line peel offs to edge the whole card and then used the small snowflake peel offs to fill in the big spaces.
Now I can start on the decoupage
I cut all the pieces out and stuck tiny sticky pads all over the back of the pieces, removed the waste and then laid each piece of decoupage down.
I did run the top pieces between my thumb and the scissor blade to slightly curve the piece then added sticky pads and positioned on the card.
To decorate I kept it simple – the Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue was added to the fur trim around the hat and coat not forgetting the pompom – once it was all dry I added a little more diluted pva glue and again covered with glitter to give a good thick chunky looking fur trim....
A touch of red glitter was put on the berries and glossy accents to the nose and Robins...
As I said at the start this type of card is as quick and as easy as you want it to be – you could mat and layer it onto a mirri card – or backing paper – add ribbons, gems, bows – the list is endless.
Or do as I have done here – keep it simple...
What do you think to it??
See you next time....