BONUS Craftascope card from Die-cutting Essentials 56
Die-cutting Essentials 56 is on sale from September 5th, and it’s packed with so many projects you’re going to want to whip up.
There’s a great feature from Sue Hughes using the Simply Made Crafts Festive Foliage dies.Claire Rhodes-Brandon’s also put together some gorgeous makes you’ll be thrilled to send for Christmas.
The whole 100 pages is packed with gorgeous projects from your favourite brands – Crafter’s Companion, Tonic Studios, Joanna Sheen and more – as well as our first-ever feature from Craftascope!
Nick Roberts has whipped up some artsy makes using his collections, and we’ve got an extra one right here for you to enjoy!
black 7″-square Clarity card blank
Navy Adorable Scorable
deep blue & green Foamiran
Silver & Empire Gold Pebeo Gilding Wax
3D glue gel
Sentimentally Yours PVA
gold Sentimentally Yours embossing powder
Craftascope Retro Fever Stamp Set
Craftascope Flower Flurry Stencil
Craftascope Triskaidecagon Layering & Nesting Dies
Craftascope Chrysanthemum Dies
Craftascope Floral Companions Die Set
1 Use the Layering Die to create a shaped card blank, ensuring that the die overlaps the crease of the card blank, then score to create an easel. Using the same die cut a single shape which will be your topper.
2 From Navy Adorable Scorable, cut a narrow frame using nesting die 1, then use the gilding waxes to bring out the detail. Use PVA to add the topper.
3 Cut a piece of Navy Adorable Scorable using the second nesting die twice, once for the base which you can secure with PVA glue. Take the second along with the stencil and run through the die-cutting machine. Highlight the details using the same gilding waxes and secure to the topper section with PVA.
4 From blue Foamiran, cut the three smaller blooms with the Chrysanthemum dies. Shape with a hot iron. Roll up a small ball of tin foil a little larger than a cherry stone, make a hole in the bottom use hot glue in the hole and feed in a piece of florists wire. Cover the foil with one of the smallest petals. Then feed the individual petals from the smallest to largest (three or four of each), secure each layer with hot glue.
5 From the Floral Companions Dies, cut three of the largest leaves from Green Foamiran. Fold in half length ways and then screw up and twist back and forth. Gently unravel each one leaving the creases as it looks more natural. If wanted, you could use the coordinating stamps with Stãzon before shaping.
6 Smooth over a piece of black cardstock with the antistatic bag, Stamp the ‘Groovy Birthday’, ‘Have’ and ‘Fun’ in VersaMark and emboss with gold embossing powder.
The Fun is from Funky, mask off the ‘KY’ with masking tape to get the ‘Fun’
6 Use 3D glue gel to add the flowers, sentiments and leaves to finish the card.
Try making versions of this card in other colours to give a totally different look to suit other occasions and recipients
We hope you love this make – you can find out more from the Craftascope Facebook page here.
And don’t forget to check out issue 57 of Die-cutting Essentials – with a gorgeous Memory Box Christmas bauble die we adore.