Monday, 28 January 2013

Something a little different...

So, sometimes you want to make something a little special and maybe you want something different to a card...
Well, give this a go....

And, here's how...

Xcut Rectanglye parenthesis 2 (large) and butterfly nesting dies
Docrafts, Papermania Vintage Notes paper collection including big bloomers, lace ribbon.
Vintage Notes Decorative pins
Vintage Notes Buttons
Blue and Green gems
Glitter card stock
Pink ribbon
Papermania dye ink pad (pink)
3D silicon glue
PVA glue

Part of the gorgeous release from Docrafts in their new Vintage Notes range are these fabulous decorative pins :-) I've used one on the butterfly (that'll be the end one that's missing!!).

1) Cut glitter card stock from largest frame die and ink the edges
2) Take one of the gorgeous patterned papers and use 2nd size die to cut. Again, ink your edges. Before you stick this layer down, wrap the lace ribbon around the bottom part and secure with tape to the back. Now stick this layer to the glitter card using 3D silicon glue

TOP TIP: Whenever you're sticking to glitter card then use PVA or silicon glue only. That way it'll definitely stick to the glitter card.

3) One of the papers has a doily pattern. Cut this out and cut into the centre from outside edge. Fold the doily into the centre so make a flower shape. Secure this to your frame base with PVA glue as it will dry quicker than silicon glue.
4) Next add big bloomer
5) Thread pink ribbon through your button and tie in a bow. Secure button to flower with silicon glue.
6) Your paper pack has sentiment sheet with lots of choices, cut out one and one end in amongst your flower
7) Die cut the butterfly and ink the edges
8) To finish take pliers and snip end off the pin. Using pointed pliers curl the wire into a round. Stick this to your butterfly with silicon glue.

You can either thread a ribbon through the top and you've made a sweet little wall hanging. Or, if you want to give as a card then you'll need to have a base for it to sit on.

Here, I've used Joy Crafts Card Holder Die Cut (code 6002/0123). It's a lovely ornate base. I did find that because you need a good 280gsm card stock to carry the weight of the frame it'll need a couple of passes through your die cutting machine.

As for writing the greeting then die cut the 2nd size again from white card, ink the edges and stick to the back. You can either use a peel off or stamp a greeting depending on the occasion and person.

Let me know if you give this a go. I'd love to hear how you've got on... x

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