Hello, I hope you have all had a nice day and a great evening. I recently received a sample pack of some new card and loved it so much a wanted to tell you all about it, it feels gorgeously soft and smooth and using Promarkers on it gives you brilliant results and on top of that its a good weighty card and it scores and folds wonderfully so its fab for paper engineering. This card is now on sale at Your Creativity Store it’s called Elegance Satin Super Smooth Card and there are different weights and quantities to choose from on the website along with Promarkers, Copic Markers, PanPastels and lots of other crafty goodies. Anyway I wont ramble on anymore here is the card I have made to show you how good it is.
This card making tutorial / walk through guide will take you through each step of how to make your own homemade version of this card, the tutorial also includes all the measurements you need.
To make this card I began with 3 pieces of the A4 300gsm Elegance Satin super smooth card , with the first 2 pieces I measured and scored lines at 148.5mm (the center) and 74mm in from the left hand side (with the card in a landscape position). I then took the 3rd piece and measured and cut it in half (so that I have 2 A5 pieces) and then put the smaller pieces of card to one side. I took both pieces that I scored and stuck the two widest sections of the card together so that there is folded section on either side of the wider piece that you stuck. Next I took my A5 pieces of card and stuck them to the edge panels that measure 74mm wide (you are basically making two easel cards and sticking them together so that the easel mechanisms face each other). I used spray adhesive to stick my card together and then used wooden clothes pegs to hold it in place whilst the glue dried (you can buy little clamps instead of using pegs but they are more expensive and usually have ridged edges that will leave an imprint in your card so I use pegs). When your card is constructed it should look something like the picture below.
Next I cut out 3 A5 panels of silver paper to cover the three main sections of the card and then I took two sheets of white printer paper a snowflake and flourish stamp from Inkadinkado and I stamped repeatedly with perfect medium until both sheets were completely covered by the stamped image. Next I mixed up some blue PanPastel with some mica powder and used a Sofft tool to add the colour to the paper creating my backing paper. When I had finished adding the colour and used a fixitive I cut out three panels of this slightly smaller than A5 and stuck them in place on the card.
I then took another sheet of the Elegance Satin super smooth card and stamped out my images, for this I used 1 Penny Black Margaret Sherry collection wood mounted stamp, 1 Penny Black wood mounted stamp, 1 clear acrylic Penny Black stamp from the T for transparent wonderful set and a christmas tree stamp that does not have a name on it. For the first image (working from left to write of the card) I used the acrylic stamp first putting him in to place where I wanted him and then stamped the same image on scrap paper cut it out and placed it over the original stamped image to act as a mask. Next I took the wood mounted stamp with the bear and stamped that on to scrap paper cutting out only the bear and used this as a mask in a slightly different way, I inked up my stamp and then using a repostionable glue stuck the bear mask to the part of the stamp where the bear was positioned and then stamped the image on to my card so that it over lapped the hedgehog I had masked earlier. I then also stamped my tree (away from the first images leaving plenty of space around them for cutting them out. Then I took the wood mounted stamp with the hedgehogs and stamped them on to the card (again keeping away from the other images and leaving plenty of space for cutting) and then stamped these on to scrap paper and cut them out placing them over the first image to act as a mask and used the wood mounted stamp with the bear stamping over the top of the mask (with the mask removed from the bear this time as I wanted him in this image). Finally I stamped out my greeting (which is a Stampendous wood mounted stamp) and then I removed all of my scrap paper masks and coloured in my images with Promarkers and cut them out using Spellbinders Nestabilities (except for the tree which I cut out with scissors). I then cut out layers of the silver paper to mount the images on to and stuck them in to place on my card.
Once this was done I drew a few little parcels on bits of left over card, coloured them in, glittered them and cut them out sticking them on to the card around the tree and the second image using 3d glue gel. I then cut out some snowflakes from holographic paper using some Marianne Design dies and stuck them in to place and finally tied two bows in blue silk ribbon and stuck them beneath the two main images.
Your homemade card is now finished I hope you have enjoyed reading this card making tutorial / walk through guide please feel free to let me know how you get on with making your own handmade cards.
Thank you for reading this post, please do check out Your Creativity Store to get hold of this wonderful card, I love to hear any comments that you have.