Hello Lovely Crafters.....
Today, the main feature of the card we are going to make, is Sue Wilson's Ornate Octagon Striplets Die, along with the pretty mesh gems included in November's Hand Picked By Jamie Bundle.
You can find all the Shopping List for my project at the bottom of this page.
So let's get started....
For this card, I have chosen to use white linen card as it has a beautiful textured finish and a bit more body to it, rather than just regular smooth card.
Take one sheet and cut one of the Ornate Octagons Striplets into it (without the outer edge die).
Carefully match it up, and cut out TWO more so you have one big square.
When you have done this, snip out all the lines you don’t want, and trim round the edges with your paper trimmer. NOTE - Make sure you keep the flower petals from the waste for later.
Moving on.... take a plain sheet of paper out of your Paper Tree Paper Pad.
I chose the lovely vintage pink, which I trimmed to fit a 7x7 White Card Blank and then stuck it using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue. Once you have done this, stick your Ornate Octagon panel on top. The contrast of colours really sets it off against the background.
Next, get the flowers which you popped aside from your waste earlier.
Paper piece and stick the flower petals back into the patterned panel - just FOUR on each flower (as you can see in my photo above).
Now it's time for the gems....
With the gem mesh, cut FOUR lengths off, trimming the mesh as you go. Stick these along the borders of the octagon square panel.
Now, using another sheet of the vintage pink card (or whatever colour you choose), cut a two inch strip, and TWO 1.5 inch strips in white card. Then cut the "V" edges using a Woodware Banner Punch. Trim the lengths to the size you want (so they layer like in the picture).
I trimmed a little of the pink's width, as I thought it was I bit too big for the card.
Stick these all together and place Foam Tape roll underneath and attach to the card.
Next we need a sentiment....
I chose Sue Wilson's Mini Expressions Die ‘Hope Your Day Is Amazing,' which I cut out of my vintage pink paper, to match the rest of my card.
NOTE - When working with paper sentiments, they don’t always cooperate. So a little tip from Jamie - layer your paper or card to strengthen and thicken it.
TOP TIP - Cut out out in white card, and one in the coloured paper, and then stick the paper one back into the die. Glue the white one on top which makes it much stiffer and easier to attach to the banner. Wash your die afterwards.
Jamie often uses this technique to make his sentiments stand out more, which looks fantastic!!
Have a go and see what you think....
Now you have stuck your sentiment to the banner successfully, let’s add those finishing touches with our gems, by placing them into the centre of your flowers.
To finish your banner, Add one to the "V" end of the banner and one on the other end.
I hope you've found this card fairly easy to do.... these dies give you so many options to play around and create your own designs and patterns, just by cutting out different elements.
Let us know how you get on, and don't forget to share your makes with us on our Facebook Group - Create With Craftmania And Jamie Rodgers.
Until next week Happy Crafting :-))
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