Good morning everyone, I hope you are all enjoying your weekend and keeping warm, its time for a new challenge to start over at the PanPastel challenge blog. This weeks theme is Love & Romance and the prize is a fantastic PanPastel starter kit (colours may vary) donated by our regular sponsor Your Creativity Store.
So here is what I made for this challenge
So this card is basically just a different take on the diamond pop up card.
For this card I took one A4 piece of red glitter card, turned it over so that the white 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. Here is a picture of a rough template I made on paper with the lines drawn in for you to see (although this template was made for the traditional diamond fold) to make the heart shape you simply cut of the excess in two semi-circles as opposed to a point (if you are not comfortable doing it freehand find something circular that is roughly 10cm in diameter and draw around it twice for the basic shape).
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 (with ribbon, lace or a punched border) 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).
That’s the basic shape made, to decorate I made my hearts paper using two little heart stamps perfect medium and red PanPastels and the image is a Lili Of The Valley Stamp coloured in with Promarkers. I then added a couple of little heart charms and some flowers to finish it.
Thank you for reading this post and I do hope you will stop by the PanPastel Challenge Blog to see the gorgeous creations from the design team and join in with the challenge as we love looking at your fantastic makes. As always I love to read any comments that you have.