Friday, 10 June 2016

Thank you for coming along to create.... a little tutorial.

Well Good Morning everyone... 

How are we all? Enjoying the lovely weather? It's been a tad hot for me, but still nice to be able to get the fresh air and sunshine around the garden. 

Today, I just want to say thank you so much for all the lovely folks that came along to Bolton Arena to visit the Hunkydory show, and came along to spend a little time on our stand to do the workshop to create this card. 

Everyone was so lovely - even though the temperature went up and up throughout the day - it was great to spend some time with you all for a chat, a laugh and to share our different crafting experiences. 

Anyway, here is the card that we made, and we chose to focus on the Sew Pretty dies. So here is a little step by step for those who would like to recreate the card. I hope you enjoy it.  

Firstly, you will be using the corner dies to cut out of white cardstock. You will need four of these, and you can back them onto a colour card of your choice. I decided to back them onto black, but if you are using a black layer underneath you won't need to do this piece. 

Cut around the outside edges of the diecut with your scissors - there is no verso edge with these dies, but it is so easy to trim out. 

Next, prepare your flower.You can choose to use either of the Posie dies - Perfect Posies or Tangled Posies - to do this.   You will cut two of the flower dies and cut them out as shown. On the first one cut out the very middle, on the second one cut out the inside section. This is so we can layer them up to add some dimension. Layer onto your cardstock and cut around the outside edge to give it some colour. 

Now is sticking and creating time. Attach your corners - opposites first, so when the corners cross over it looks nice and neat. 

Take your white card blank, cut from an A4 card scored in half and trimmed square to 14.5cm x 14.5cm. Your black layer will be trimmed to 14 x 14cm and the corners stick on top of this. 

Here is your finished background. Just perfect to place your finished flower into the centre. 

Cut out some layers of cardstock to match in with your chosen colour theme, to fit into the centre of the card. You can cut at 8cm, 7.5cm square and 7cm square and mount these into the middle.

To finish, place your little flower in the centre. Add a sentiment if you choose to... decorate with Nuvo drops.... add a gem or two for a bit of sparkle - the choice is yours!

I hope you enjoyed the little tutorial and manage to follow it okay. Any questions, just ask!

Shopping List 

Tonic Studios Sew Pretty - Admiral Arches 1222e
Tonic Studios Sew Pretty - Perfect Posies - 1220e 
Tonic Studios Sew Pretty - Tangled Posies - 1224e

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