Thursday, 21 January 2010

Live Life In (SU) Colour Swap: Aperture Birthday CArd

Following the January Cup Challenge on ILWS 9 of us loved the colour challenge so much, we decided that we'd swap card fronts on our favorite Stampin' Up! colours. I'm eagerly awaiting the swap, I sent off 9 of the card front below and will receive 9 different ones back, I can't wait until the end of the month!

This is my Barely Banana and Basic Gray combo, using the Sale-A-Bration Vintage Labels set of stamps:

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Stamp: Vintage Labels
Card: Barely Banana; Basic Gray
Ink: White Craft; Bordering Blue
Dazzling Diamonds glitter
Taffeta Ribbon Basic Gray
Silver Cord

How to
Note these instructions are to make as an A6 card
Make an A6 card base from Barely Banana card stock, ensure that the fold is along the left hand side.
Cut an aperture from the front of the card using the following measurements: 2cm from the top and the left and right side and 2.5cm from the bottom.
Cut a rectangle of Basic Gray card to fit the width of the base card, but cut it 0.5cm shorter.
Cut an aperture from the Gray card 1.5cm in from all edges
On the bottom of the card front pierce a row of holes using a paper piercer and piercing guide (see page 90 and 91 of the main catalogue for details)
Cut a piece of silver cord (page 87) to the height of the card
Stamp the circular lable, from the Vintage Lables stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration set, in white craft ink (page 69) on to Basic Gray card and sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Leave to dry
Stamp 'Happy Birthday' from the Vintage Lables set in Boardering Blue on to Barely Banana card.
Cut out the two stamped images with the scallop punch (page 89)
Cut a 7cm piece of Basic Gray tafetta ribbon, fold in both ends to the middle and glue with a dry glue (a wet glue will seep through and ruin the ribbon - the voice of experience - LOL)
Cut a 3cm piece of the ribbon and wrap around the join of the loop you've just made.

You're now ready to assemble your card
Open out the card base so that the outside of the aperture is on the right hand side.
Glue the two scallops back to back around the cord.
Place glue all around the aperture.
Place the cord vertically across the aperture. Ensure that the gray circular image is facing up.
Place the gray card on top and press down on the top and sides, before pressing down the bottom part, twist the lower section of the cord. (this means that the scalloped embellishment will twist when open, giving movement to the card.)
Finish off with the bow at the top.

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