Thursday, 22 January 2015
Deco Oval Trellis Die Release Paris Card
To get an A5 card blank with a top fold as in the picture, you need to take a sheet of A3 card and fold in half before cutting in half. I inked the edge of my card blank as I only had white available and wanted it to look a little more aged. I used a Tim Holtz Distress ink pad in Vintage Photo to do this.
I cut a layer of card slightly smaller than my card blank so I could cover it with papers as I needed a base to stick my paper pleating to. I chose two matching papers, cut them both in half and pleated the floral on into box pleats, this uses almost double the length of paper so make sure you have enough. I cut my paper in half so I had an 8" x 4" piece, I placed on my Tonic Super Trimmer and scored at 1", 1 1/4", 2", 2 1/4", 3", 3 1/4".... you get the idea, all the way to the end then when it came to folding, it's a mountain fold, valley fold, valley fold, mountain fold. That gives you one full pleat so you start again, mountain, valley, valley, mountain and that's another full pleat so you repeat to the end. You will also need to do this on another strip of paper the same size and join them together, making sure your pleats are all going the right way! I stuck my pleated paper to the bottom of my card layer and my matching flat paper to the top and added a ribbon to cover the join. I inked the edge to match the card blank and stuck to my card blank.
I die cut the larger outer edge and the pattern die from the Oval Deco Lattice die set in dark brown card and stamped the Eiffel Tower stamp in a dark brown onto white card. I cut this out using the smaller edge die from the same set and inked the edge to match. I layered these together and added them to my decorated card front using 3d foam pads. I die cut the word 'Paris' from another of the printed papers using an older die from a Tag and Die set by Tonic Studios called the Beautiful Butterflies Bumper Die and Topper set (which is at a *very* discounted price at the moment on the Crafty Devils Papercraft Website, worth it just for the small dies alone). This card is finished simply with a small hand tied bow in the corner.
I hope you like it and remember to look out for more shows on Create and Craft as these new release dies are included in what they call a Craftinator Show and are meant to be around for a month!