Crafts Beautiful Magazine

Master a classic paper technique with fresh and exciting results

What you need...
  • Dies: Tonic Studios, Tangled Vine, Patterned Lattice, Rose Garden
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Just A Drop
  • Card: white, blue striped
  • Paper: Make and Create, Inspiring Pastels
  • Ink-pad, Tonic Studios, Clear Mark
  • Embossing powder, white
  • Pen, Tonic Studios, Midas Touch Aqua Shimmer Embellishments
  • Adhesives
  1. You Inspire Me - 1 Make a white top-fold blank, 14cm x 15cm. Trim yellow patterned paper, the same size, and die-cut the wreath from it. Matt the aperture panel to the card front.

    2 Using the die, cut a wreath from green patterned paper and fix in place. Trim different patterned papers into shape and secure to form coloured flowers.

    3 Cut away the outer edges so the wreath overhangs the edge and the main body of the greeting measures 10cm wide.

    4 Stamp the sentiment onto patterned paper, then fold to create dimension and glue to the card front. Finish with yellow drops and highlights using the Midas Touch Aqua Shimmer pen.

  2. Make A Wish - 1 Create a blank, 14cm square, using blue striped card. Secure a smaller piece of white on top. Die-cut the focal frame from green patterned paper and fix in place.

    2 Trim four other papers with the same die, then use these shapes to fill recesses as shown. Secure four large shapes offset to the base pattern.

    3 Stamp the sentiment onto patterned paper and emboss in white, then trim out. Secure to the greeting with foam pads, then embellish with yellow drops.

  3. Happy Tag - 1 Take a striped tag, 7cm x 15cm, and trim a slightly smaller shape from white card. Use the Tangled Vine die to cut the focal from patterned pink paper and glue to the tag.

    2 Repeat with four other papers. Fix these shapes into the spaces around the pink focal and add yellow drops.

    3 Stamp the sentiment onto green patterned paper, then emboss in white. Punch a hole in the top and thread with ribbon, then tie with twine to finish.

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