Hiya here are my sample cards for the first challenge on the PanPastel UK Challenge blog. The first challenge goes live 8am Sunday 25th September, the theme for the first challenge is “Anything Goes” and each week the winner gets a £5 online voucher for Your creativity Store.
This card making tutorial/ walk through guide will take you through how to make each of these cards and also includes step by step instructions (including measurements) on how to make your own homemade pop up diamond card.
This card was made using PanPastel mixed with embossing powder to heat emboss the images, next i used two colours of PanPastel to colour the whole card blending them together as I went and then I coloured in the flowers with
promarkers (on top of the PanPastel base colour) and highlighted them with a
white gel pen. Finally i stamped out my greeting cut it out and framed it with a
die cut circle and then added a few butterfly embellishments to finish.
For this card I took a piece of white super smooth card for my topper and began with yellow and white PanPastels for the moon, blending them first in a small circular pattern and then working my way outwards mixing in the
darker colours for the sky. I stamped the trees (stamps from Crafty Individuals) with perfect medium and used dark PanPastels to colour them, put in a few stars with a quickie glue pen and glitter and then used a zig glue pen to draw a border around the topper once it was stuck to the base card then pressed glitter in to the tacky line to form my border.
I used a piece of brown paper and brown PanPastel mixed with mica powder to make the background paper, using Stampin up stamps, sofft tools and perfect medium to create the backing paper I wanted.
Then I used the same brown PanPastel and mica mixture for the stamped images on
cream paper (once again using Stampin Up stamps, perfect medium and sofft tool to apply the PanPastel). I also used the brown PanPastel very lightly to give a very slight colour to
the cream paper for a distress style effect.
I then layered everything up on black card and used a zig glue pen and brown glitter to create a border.
For this card I took one A4 piece of red holographic card, turned it over so that the non-holographic side was facing me and measured and scored a line from top to bottom at 7.4cm and 14.8cm in from the right hand side (with the card in a landscape position). Next I measured 7.4cm in from the left hand side of the card at both the top and bottom (DO Not score between these two points). I then took a ruler and scored a diagonal line from the top left mark at 7.4cm to the bottom of the score line 7.4cm in from the right and then done the same from the bottom left mark at 7.4cm in to the top of the score line 7.4cm in from the right.Once all of your scoring is done mark the very left hand edge of the card half way up (10.5cm) and draw a line from your 10.5cm mark to the marks at the top and bottom of the card 7.4cms in from the left to create your diamond shape and then cut along these lines. Here is a picture of a rough template I made with the lines drawn in for you to see.
Next comes the fiddly bit, after bending along all score lines to loosen them, you need to push the smaller triangle shapes that the score lines have created so that they sit between the diamond shape and the larger triangle shape. Then after decorating the front side of the 7.4cm wide panel that you have left stick the triangle to the 7.4cm wide panel using a strong glue like collal glue gel or pinflair ( i also use wooden clothes pegs to hold it together until the glue dries).
I then stamped out the image (stamps from Humfreys Corner, Crafters Companion that were free with Papercraft essentials magazine) and the greeting using perfect medium and black PanPastel
to colour the outlines then used PanPastel
and sofft tools to colour in the image. Then i cut out the image and layered on to green mirror board.
I used white ribbon that I coloured using PanPastel in red and green to make a layered bow and stuck it near the bottom of my diamond (will post a demo of this on here soon) and then added some candy cane charms to finish.
Your homemade card is now complete I hope you have enjoyed this card making tutorial / walk through guide . Please feel free to let me know how you get on with making your own homemade cards, I love to hear any comments or questions you may have
Thanks for looking and please do stop by the challenge blog
on Sunday to take part and also take a look at the fabulous cards made by the other members of the design team (they really are gorgeous!)