Thursday, 4 August 2016

Sketch 53 Day 5

This week we are using Sketch 53 which can be used for Christmas, Birthday, Hello, Just a Note........the list goes on.  As quite a few people (including myself) are getting our thinking caps on for Christmas I figured Christmas might be an idea.  The card comprises of folding, using the Edging punch, some of the new Stampendous dies.  Also as usual I have used pieces of patterned paper from the 'scrapbox'.

Here is the sketch:-

So here is my card:-

  This is what I used

Hougie board and scoring tool
Circle die or compass cutter
Deluxe Crafty Edger
Scraps of 2 patterned papers
Sheet of White card
Small scrap of card (colour doesn't matter as it will be hidden behind the rosette)
Stampendous  Fitted Frames Dies
Sheet silver mirri card
Ink pad colour of your choice for sentiment
Christmas Sentiments
Holly die from the Tweets Die set

This how the card was made:-

1  First make the rosette.  Cut 2 strips of one of the patterned papers 1 1/2'' wide.

2  Take the Hougie board and using the cm side score both strips every 1cm.  Take time when scoring and score cleanly.  Once both pieces have been scored concertina the strips. the next step is to join the 2 pieces together and then join the other 2 ends together. This piece is then stuck to the small scrap of card.  It is important to us a strong adhesive.  I use a hot glue gun and apply the rosette to the glue on the scrap of card.  Keep your hand on the rosette until the glue has the circle held in place.

3  Cut a circle of plain card 11/4'' in diameter. This will go on the top of the rosette for the decoration to go on.  In this case the Holly die from the Stampendous Tweets dies.  The holly can be cut as many times as you want, and the berries can be either done with red stickles glitter glue or self adhesive' or even with small buttons.  This is where the design becomes your own.  Add shape and dimension to the leaves by shaping with an embossing tool.  As you shape and manipulate the leaves start to place them as you want on the top circle of the rosette.  Once all the work has been done with the rosette place to one side ready  for a later  section.

4  Then next stage of the card is the border that goes across the card.   For this part I used  the remainder of the patterned paper used for the rosette, and the Deluxe Crafty Edger.  I cut 1 border along the full width of the A4 patterned (this was plenty for the card.) Once this strip has been punched cut a strip of Silver mirri card that is about 3mm wider than the border both top and bottom.  These 2 pieces are glued together , a strong PVA glue was used for the sample card.  As this piece is completed again put it to one side so that it can completely dry.

5  The sentiment panel is next.  I chose the sentiment I wanted to used and stamped this on to white card, and using one of the Stampendous die frames.  These dies come in pairs and using the smaller of the 2 dies it is placed over the stamped sentiment and cut.  The larger of the pair is cut in silver mirri.  As before these 2 pieces are layered together.  Mine were attached together with double sided tape.

6  Put the step above to the side and now cut the 2 main matts,  the bottom one is silver mirri and is smaller by 5mm on each side to the base card.  The matt on the top of this is a patterned paper which is cut to 5mm smaller on all sides to the silver mirri layer.

7  Time to put the card together, start with the 2 matts cut in step 6.  The next step is to attach the mounted punched strip and mirri card across the middle of the card.  The rosette with the holly decoration  is placed to the top edge of the strip and fractionally over the edge of the based card.  Finally the sentiment is applied on  to the border strip.

There you have it. It is a fairly quick to make, the time is taken in making, but its worth it. 

Hope you like it.  Thanks for stopping by and for more ideas and inspiration have a look at the Woodware blog.

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