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Bonus card from issue 182 of Papercraft Essentials

29th November 2019


Bonus card from issue 182 of Papercraft Essentials

Issue 182 goes on sale on 5th December and includes our Celebrations Card Kit. If you can’t wait until then to get crafting, have a try at this bonus card by Marie Jones.

Next week issue 182 will arrive online and at a large supermarket near you. We can’t wait for you to see our Celebrations Card Kit – it’s just perfect for making cards for special occasions all year round.


As well as this, we’ve got a super-stylish foiled die-cutting technique for you to try. Check out Marie Jones’ designs on page 64, or try your hand at the bonus project below.


*Make a wish*


You’ll need

white 10.5x15cm card blank

white cardstock

Crafter’s Companion Gemini Ruby Edge die

Woodware Make a Wish stamp set

Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad

Deco Foil Transfer Gel

Silver Shattered Glass Deco Foil Transfer Sheets

alcohol markers

parchment paper


repositionable adhesive spray

3D foam pads

palette knife

hot laminator

manual die-cutting machine


Step by step

1 Cut a 10.5x15cm piece of white cardstock. Place the die at an angle on the cardstock and cut to make the stencil.

2 Spray the back of the cardstock stencil with repositionable adhesive spray and place onto white cardstock larger than the stencil. Make sure all areas of the stencil are adhered to the cardstock and use the palette knife to spread Transfer Gel through the stencil. Spread the gel as flat as possible and return any excess gel to the pot. Carefully remove the stencil and check to see if the gel has any small bubbles. Pop any bubbles with a pin and set aside to dry.

3 Cut a piece of silver foil to cover the gel and make sure the laminator is hot. Fold a piece of parchment in half and place the cardstock with transfer gel facing up and the foil on top with coloured side up. Fold the parchment over the foil and feed into the laminator folded edge first. Allow to cool slightly and remove the foil sheet.

4 Colour the foiled areas using alcohol markers. It doesn’t matter if you colour onto the cardstock around the foil – it may look messy – as this will all be covered.

5 Cut a 10×14.5cm piece of white cardstock and cut the die at an angle. Apply adhesive to the back of the card and attach over the foiled piece, lining up the die-cut to the foiling.

6 Stamp the sentiment with Onyx Black ink and attach to card front using 3D foam pads. Add gems to finish.

Top tip

Use alcohol markers to colour silver foil. Use a darker colour than you think as the colour appears lighter on the foil


To find out more about what’s inside issue 182, click here or visit our Facebook or Instagram pages.

Be sure to pick up your copy from the 5th December either online, at large supermarkets or from WHSmith.

Happy papercrafting!




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