Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Day three- scalloped circles

Todays post is using the gorgeous scalloped circle punch. The one i am using in this post is the large 3"one.



I decided to use it to make a card but not a normal one, i wanted to use the scalloped circle as the opener, so i made my own gatefold card.

To start you need to make the card. The size of the one i made is 18cm in length and 9cm from top to bottom. I then scored the folding bits to the size of about 4 1/2cm.

I made it fairly small as i wanted the scalloped circle to be the focal point on the front.


I then cut out the green Basic Grey pattern paper to cover the folded bits of the card. Before sticking it down ink round the edges. You may have realised i ink round everything!!! lol. I think it defines the edges of the layers and you can see the colour differences more.


I then used the yellow corner rounder and scalloped a thin piece of pink Basic Grey paper. I adhered them to the edges of the card. You can adhere them to the inside of the card as you will cover them up later.

I then cut out a small rectangle of white card and then added an extra blue pattern paper and adhered that leaving a small margin.


Before sticking down add a small bit of ribbon.



I then punched out the scalloped circle with some pink pattern paper and then cut out 2 more circles just a smaller than each other.




Adhere them all together


and attach to the left handside of the card. Only adhering the lefthandside or you will stick the card together.

I then embellished it with a Heidi Swapp flower, punched small Retro flower and a button.




I also covered the back using the same pattern as the 2 front parts...

THE BACK...


I then covered all the insides as well. Leaving the middle panel fairly empty to write the words on...


THE FRONT...


I then made an envelope to go with it. I made it alot bigger than the actual card, as the card is fairly thick.


The pattern paper i used for this card is the gorgeous line from Basic Grey

Thanks for looking and dont forget to leave a comment about what you would like to see during the weekly blog posts to be entered into the competition. The winner gets the Provo craft tin i used in mondays post and a line of pattern paper that i have used this week.

See you tomorrow.

9 comments:

sarah said...

I love this project will lift this for sure, it was even greater seeing in in real life!!! Love the paper, will be ordering that line.

What i would like to see? Mmm, something to do with rub-on's, i have load's & have a habbit of buying them too, but not enough on using them up!!!

SARAH

Eva Dohn said...

Beautiful work, and love the colors :o)

KraftyKaren said...

Super card Wendy - I have that punch and it is nice to see a new way of using it. It would be nice to have some inspiration for using fibres and ribbon more - I am a terrible hoarder of these items. Also some ideas for using buttons too.

hotpotato said...

Another fab idea Wendy...love it

Lorena Medina said...

Great project!! love it!
I´d like to see something with alcohol inks....
Very interesting blog!!!

Debbie said...

i absolutely love this project!! I think i would have to ask for ideas on how to something other than dark colours for boy pages!

sharon said...

I've just discovered your blog and am very excited as I'm coming to visit your shop on Tuesday for the 1st time with my friend Caroline who lives in the village - can't wait! I'd like to see some tips on which inks to use as I get in a muddle between versa mark and stayz on! See you Tuesday! from Sharon

Rach said...

THis is lovely and I will have to get some of that paper.
Hows about a tutorial on how to print /stamp on to acetate/acrylic? Oh and please tell how you get your gems to stick on , oh and how to ink properly, I could go on...
Great card BTW!

Lynn said...

What a beauliful card and envelope. Love those papers you have used and as I have used most of mine to make layouts, you have left me with no excuse not to use up the leftovers!!!