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Saturday, 8 June 2013

Kraftyhands Fathers Day Card Tutorial

Thought I might post this on my pages

Hi everyone. I am going to show you how to make a very simple stepper card for Fathers Day


1   sheet A4 black card
1   sheet A4 silver mirri card or silver embossed card
1    A4 print out from Vintage Motors CD page 17 Disc 2 (easel Card)
1    A4 print out from Vintage Motors CD page 18 Disc 2
1    page from an old paper back book
4     silver card candi embellishments
My Minds Eye stamp #CTB174 tyre tread
Distress inks, Walnut Stain and Broken China


This is the finished card.


Step 1

Fold your black card in half and placing the fold towards the top away from you. Measure 15.5 cms along fold and along the middle of the card. Make a feint line and cut down from fold 10cm.


Step 2

Fold the smaller section down, but not completely to the edge leave at least a centimetre.


Step 3  Make additional folds in this narrower piece to form mountain and valley folds.

Decorating the card

Mount the main image on, silver mirri or linen embossed silver card, with a very narrow border. Do the same with the backing paper of the map.

Using your page from an old paper back book tear it and glue along the bottom portion of the easel card. When it is dry distress it with ink, I used Broken china to match the blue in the image.

Using the tyre image stamp I curved it on the stamping block and stamped across the paper with Walnut Stain to make a single tyre track.

The silver card candi is glued into each outer corner and the greet embellishment  placed in the middle with foam pads. The clock, speedometer and circle image were added to the folds of the stepper card. These would have been nice to have mounted again on images cut from circular dies but I wanted to keep the card simple.

A greeting sheet could be added for the sentiment to be written on. Use a piece of paper 12 x 24 cm folded in half it can be glued under the image along the top fold.

Hope you like the card. The technique for making the stepper card can be adapted to any topper size and you can place it in the centre, left or right of your card.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Kraftyhands June Challenge

The challenge this month is No Squares Allowed.

I love this image from the new Summer of 59 CD it is so strong and bold.

I kept the black, red and white theme going. It gave me a great chance to play with my large spellbinder dies.
I cut two circles in white and scored across the back of one about quarter the way down, glued above this line and placing the circles together the match. The back circle makes an easel type stand.

The bow is a double bow made across my fingers. I put just one layer of the ladies on from the decoupage sheet but curved them over a bone folder and using silicone glue to really lift them off the card and give a shadow.