Tutorials

Tri fold lemon zest card

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Friday, 13 October 2017

TRI-FOLD LEMON ZEST CARD by RHONDA FAWCETT see photo on post dated 13 Oct 2017

Stamps:
Lemon Zest
Ink:
Black, Lemon/Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry
Markers: Crushed Curry, Wink of Stella
Card/Paper:
Basic Black, Whisper White, Lemon/Lime Twist, Fresh Florals DSP
Punches:
Scalloped Tag Topper, Pretty Label, Lemon Builder
Accessories: Metallic Enamel Shapes, Gold Ribbon, Magnets

1. Cut Basic Black to 29.5cm x 10cm. In landscape position score at 10.5cm and 21cm. Burnish fold lines.
2. At the short end punch with the scallop tag topper punch. You will have to wriggle the card a bit to fit it in the punch. Cut of black “squares” on either side of punched tag.
3. Open card flat and stamp on the two white inserts (10cm x 9.5cm) to go inside the tri fold card.(When stamping the lemon slice, add a darker colour to the lemon rind by using a crushed curry marker after inking in daffodil ink).
4. Fold card up and add a 9.4cm x 5.7cm white mat to front section with the tag. Stamp lemon using the rock and roll technique on a scrap piece of white. Punch out. Stamp and punch leaves also and glue all pieces to this front panel. Add some enamel dots.
5.
Open up front panel with the tag, then add another 10cm x 9.5cm white mat to the folded over black card. This will also be matted with DSP but first we have to add magnets...
6. Join two magnet strips together. (I cut mine from an unwanted advertisier on my fridge). Put tape on one side and adhere magnets to the back side of tag (just below punched hole). Put tape on remaining magnet (they should still be attached together) and simply close front panel and press down so that magnet is adhered to white card. Now pull the magnets apart, and when you close the front panel again, you will see that the magnets line up to create a prefect closure.
7.
Cover over magnet with 9cm x 9.5cm piece of DSP.
8. Stamp “If life gives lemons...” sentiment and punch out with pretty label punch. Adhere this to DSP on far left so that when card is closed, it can’t be seen.
9. Thread a ribbon through the hole on tag front.
10.
Make your custom envelope with the envelope marker and a piece of copy paper. Use the instructions for making an envelope to fit 4” x 4” card.
11. Add Wink of Stella to all lemons and lemon slices.

 

 

 

One wild ride card

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Saturday, 27 August 2016

Shadow Box Card -  see photos on post dated 27th August 2016

Designed by Rhonda Fawcett
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Supplies:
Stamps – One Wild Ride
Ink –Smokey Slate, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Staz On Black, Memento Black
Card Stock –Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Pool Party, A little foxy Designer Paper Stack (DSP)
Tools – Big Shot, Layering Square Framelits, Best Banner Punch, ¾” Circle Punch, Sponge Brayer
Other – Dimensionals, White Accents, Wax Candles


Instructions:
1. Cut Slate card to 29.8cm x 15cm. In landscape position score at ½”, 4”, 4½”, 8”
Adhere sticky tape to ½” tab section.

2. Die-cut a square or circle “window” near top of first section (after the tab.) When folded up, this will be the inside of the card.

3. Stamp motorbike image on a piece of 8.6 x 5.8cm white card. Colour over image with wax crayon, then sponge on pool party ink. Wipe off excess wax with a tissue, the parts coloured with wax will resist the ink and will stay white.

4. Mat motorbike onto a 9.2 x 6.4cm pool party card.

5. Mat DSP piece or pieces onto a 10 X 5cm pool party card.

6. Stamp texture on card front (opposite end to tab).

7. Adhere pool party mats to front of card as shown in photo (adhere DSP one first, with motorbike one over top.) Attach stamped circle with “route 66” - raised up on a dimensional. Stamp tyre tread below dsp mat. Add accents.

8. Use edge of banner punch to make a scallop border for side of card. Attach to front inside of card.

9. Stamp sentiment below die cut window.

10. Fold along all score lines on Smokey Slate card, creating a kind of box on the inside of the card. The tab with tape will fold back and adhere to the back of the front decorated section. NB Make sure you attach it right. DO NOT attach to back of card.

11. On smaller white card, stamp “Life’s a Journey” image and punch out with banner punch. Adhere with dimensionals inside window.

 

 

Gift Basket

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Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Gift basket

Adapted from a design seen on nedesembegenirsin.blogspot.com.es
Photo of project is on my post 15 March 2016

Stamps: Timeless Textures (pg 29) Honeycomb Happiness (SAB)
Ink: Memento Black, Soft Suede
Markers: Tangerine Tango, White gel pen
Card/Paper:
Soft Suede, Whisper White, “Cherry on the top” DSP
Accessories: Candy Dot Bases, Metallic Baker’s Twine
Tools:
 1¾” circle punch, ¼” hand held circle punch, Piercing tool & mat, Daubers

Instructions:
1. Cut A5 size Soft suede card at 8 ¼” (in landscape position).   You will end up with a square piece. With the left over piece, (in portrait), cut a 2½” strip, turn this piece you have just cut 90º and cut at 5” then score at 2 ½”. This will make your gift card. The long left over strip will be your handle and the rectangle piece is scrap.2. Punch two half circle shapes from the left over scrap of soft suede card. Dauber edges and set aside.
3.
Score the large 8 ¼” x 8¼” square at 1”, 2”, 3”, 5¼”, 6¼” and 7¼”. Turn 90º and score at 3” and 5¼”. Fold along all score lines.
4. In landscape position find the centre of the card, which is 4⅛” and make a pencil mark on top edge. Do the same on the opposite edge.
From where the vertical 3” score line intersects horizontal 3” score line, draw a pencil line to the middle 4⅛” point. Then draw another pencil line from where the 5¼” score line intersects the 5¼” score line. You will make a triangle shape. Do the same on the opposite side. (See diagram). Cut up score lines and pencil lines as shown. Cut on bold lines only as shown in diagram.
5.
Stamp outside of card and handle. Dauber along all cut and folded edges if desired.
6. Adhere basket together, starting with middle triangle piece. Bring the “flap” to the right of the middle piece over top of middle piece and attach to the top, making sure that the top right hand corner of flap aligns with the point of the triangle. Cut off the excess that overhangs the left hand side of the triangle. Do the same with the left hand flap, this time making sure that the top left hand corner of flap aligns with the point of the triangle. Repeat with the alternating next two flaps. The last two flaps do not meet up at the triangle but go straight across to form the side of the basket. Cut the excess triangle point off that shows above the straight side flaps.
7.
Repeat step 6 on the other side of the basket. Glue on half circles that you punched in step 2 to cover join where side flaps meet.
8.
Attach handle to inside of basket. Pierce hole in half circles and push candy dot base through.
9.
Decorate gift card with a chick image. Stamp once on white card and once on patterned paper. Hand cut chick from the patterned paper and glue on top of the first image. Colour beak and feet with marker and attach card to basket with metallic baker’s twine.



 

Flap Fold Cards - instructions

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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Flap Fold Card - Designed by Rhonda Fawcett

See photos of flap fold cards posted on 17th of November 2015

Stamps: Joyful Season
Ink: Choc Chip, Old Olive,
Cherry Cobbler
Markers: Hello Honey
Card/Paper:
Old Olive,
Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler,
Season of Cheer DSP
Punches:
1¾” Circle, 2½” Circle, 2⅜”Scallop Circle, Trio Corner
Other:
Cherry Cobbler dazzling details, dimensionals                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Instructions:
1. Cut an A4 (Old Olive) card in half lengthways (10.5cm x29.7cm)
Score card at 6.5cm and 18.2cm
2. Punch a large circle (use 2½” circle punch) from the side of the card, centring it over the 6.5cm score line.
3. Fold card into 3 sections. Punch decorative corners on the top smaller flap section using the trio corner punch.  Stamp branch image on the front of this smaller flap section.
4. Decorate front flap (bottom section) with designer paper and a strip of Cherry Cobbler card.
5.
Adhere a slightly smaller scallop circle to the designer paper at top right so that it fits inside the cut out circle, which you made in step 2. Stamp bird image on white card and punch out with a 1¾” circle punch. Adhere this onto the scallop circle. See photos above.
6. Add a sentiment, stamped on white card and matted on cherry cobbler card. Mount on foam dimensionals to the front of card. The top flap will just tuck under this shape and will hold the card closed.
7. Stamp branch image at the top of a piece of white card (11cm x 10cm), stamp berries in cherry cobbler ink and sentiment in old olive ink. Punch out decorative corners on the bottom of piece of white card.
8. Open the card up and attach white card inside for your greeting. Stamp envelope if desired.
9. Use dazzling details glitter glue to add berries to the outside of card, on the branch image stamped in step 3.

 

 

Chicken Punch Art

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Tuesday, 03 March 2015

I have been asked a lot of times for instructions to make this card:


 
So here they are -

Body big chook- 1⅜” circle, hand cut a curve out of the top

Wing- 2 step bird punch, insert narrow end into the ⅞” scallop circle to punch curves on the end.

Tail- mitten punch

Crest- scallop square punch

Head- pansy punch, just use one petal

Beak- hand cut

Wattle- small heart from owl punch

Eyes- cup cake builder punch circle with owl punch tiny circle for pupils

 

Body smaller chook- small oval punch (retired – old Stampin Up punch)

Wings-1” circle, place behind the narrow oval body

Tail- mitten punch

Crest- 1¼” scallop circle punch, cut off 3 scallops to use

Head- part of the body (no separate head for this chook)

Beak- hand cut

Wattle- small heart from owl punch

Eyes- cup cake builder punch circle with owl punch tiny circle for pupils

 

 

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