Hello Lovely Crafters....
Today, we are using Sue Wilson's Herringbone Background Die and a plain beige, and floral beige sheet from the Paper Tree Paper Pad - all included in November's Hand Picked By Jamie Bundle.
To begin with, we need to create two trellis panels.
Using white card, cut two of the Herringbone Background die, and then cut out two frames using Creative Expressions Slimline Stitched Rectangle Dies. (You will need the 2nd and 3rd sized dies to create this frame).
Now trim around your Herringbone die cuts and place one on top of the other.
Rotate the top one so that the herringbone crosses over to create a trellis effect, and glue them together.
For the next step, you are going to stick your outer frames to the herringbone (as shown below).
Measure and use your paper trimmer ensure they are level, then glue on your frames.
To finish these, cut a piece of Creative Expressions Cinnamon Foundations Card to size, and stick it onto the back of your trellis panel. You can see the completed panel below.
IDEA - These would look fantastic on slimline cards with flowers and foliage all the way up :-)
Now for our card base...
Take an 8x8 White Card Blank along with your Paper Tree Paper Pad.
Mat and layer up the plain beige sheet first, followed by the floral beige sheet.
Once these are stuck onto your card base, you can attach your trellis panels with Foam Roll and glue.
Next, we are going to cut out our sentiment ‘Thinking Of You’ which was in July's Hand Picked By Jamie Bundle. Cut one out in white card and then stick it onto a piece of cinnamon card, before fussy cutting around it with your scissors. Remember, you don’t have to be perfect, so take it slowly and just cut the curvy bits around the die. Once you have done, stick this onto white card and repeat this process again. To attach this to the card, you will need to put two layers of Foam Roll / Tape in the middle (see my picture) and glue on the edges.
The card is now ready for our flowers....
Here I have used Sue Wilson’s Exquisite Poppy Die Set and the leaves from her French Marigold Die Set. You will need to cut out about six sets of the Poppy flowers .
Once you have cut these out, take a Blending Brush and colour both sides of the flowers with :-
Flowers - Distress Ink Candied Apple
Leaves - Distress Ink Bundled Sage
Flower Centres - Distress Ink Black Soot
I quite often colour both sides especially when they are layered up like this so you don’t see white bottoms lol.
Next, take an Embossing Ball Tool to slightly shape the backs of your flowers, and then glue them together. I made three large, one medium and three small, but you can really do whatever you wish. Finish the flower by rolling the black centres and sticking them in. For that little extra detail, I also added some Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels - Ebony Ice in the centres with glue.
Finally, stick them to your card (use mine as a guide) and stick your leaves on, tucking under the poppy’s as you go.... and that’s your card done!!!
I really love this Herringbone Background Die, as it's so versatile and you can make beautiful panels with it - big or small. I also recommend trying it out with different colours too!
A great addition to anyones' collection.
Don't forget to share your Hand Picked By Jamie makes with us on our Facebook Group - Create With Craftmania And Jamie Rodgers, with the chance to win in November. Check out the Group page for further details.
Have a great week.
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